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University of Tsukuba

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Tsukuba, founded in October 1973, is one of Japan?s leading comprehensive universities. Three Nobel Prize laureates have served as either president or faculty. The University of Tsukuba is a relatively new university, yet in fact, it has a long and distinguished history in the Japanese university system. Its origin dates back more than 130 years to the Meiji era when Japan started its modernization. What is now the University of Tsukuba was founded in 1872 as the Normal School (which later became the Tokyo Higher Normal School), the first teachers? college in Japan. Its successor, the Tokyo University of Education, founded in 1947, moved to the Tsukuba area, which is about 60 km (36 miles) northeast of Tokyo, in 1973. The planners of the University of Tsukuba aspired to create a new kind of institution at a time when scholars in Japanese universities were still reluctant to break down disciplinary barriers. As such, since its inception, Tsukuba has been a forerunner in university reform in Japan. For example, our academic and research units were designed in such a way as to enable interdisciplinary research and education. Moreover, it was here that Japan?s first graduate-level evening courses for...
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2016
225
2017
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2018
  • 41.3
    Overall Score
  • 42.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 23.8
    Citations per Faculty
  • 70.7
    Faculty Student
  • 32
    International Students
=26
2017
  • 80
    Overall Score
  • 88.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 71.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 66
    Employer Reputation
  • 62.6
    H-index Citations
34
2015
13
2015
33
2016
15
2016
34
2017
101-150
2017
13
2017
20
2018
151-160
2018
40
2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 72.8
    Overall Score
  • 75.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 62.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 90.3
    Faculty Student
  • 39
    International Faculty
  • 82
    International Students
  • 51
    Inbound Exchange
  • 63.9
    Outbound Exchange
  • 90.5
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 57.2
    Papers per Faculty
  • 40.2
    Citations per Paper
34
2015
13
2015
33
2016
15
2016
34
2017
101-150
2017
13
2017
20
2018
151-160
2018
40
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 43.5-45.1
    Overall Score
  • 98.2
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 88.9
    Graduate Employment Rate
  • 70
    Partnerships with Employers
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,128
International
174

Number of students

16,637
Postgraduate 40%
Undergraduate 60%

Number of international students

2,149
Postgraduate 79%
Undergraduate 21%
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