Gakushuin University

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Gakushuin University Tokyo
(学習院大学)
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Established 1847 in Kyoto and moved to Tokyo in 1877;
reformed in 1949 as a private university
Type Private
Admin. staff 279 (full time only)[1]
Students approx. 8,600
Undergraduates approx. 8,000
Postgraduates under 600
Other students international students in total: approx. 120
Location Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Former names Gakushūjo(学習所); pre-war English translation: Peers School

Gakushūin University (学習院大学 Gakushūin Daigaku?) is a private university in Mejiro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo. It was re-established after World War II as an affiliate of the Gakushūin School Corporation. The privatized successor to the original Gakushūin University (or "Peers School") was established during the Meiji era to educate the children of the Japanese nobility. It is still one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, counting most of the members of the present Imperial Family among its former or present students.[2] The average number of students is capped so that each student can receive personal attention from the staff.[3]

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Science
  • Professional School of Law

The university provides a range of Japanese-language classes for foreign students. Although designed for Japanese students, approximately 60 classes are held in English. Each year the University admits approximately 80 foreign students (including short-term exchange students) of high academic and social standing to study in each faculty and graduate school.[citation needed]

Academic rankings[edit]

University rankings (overall)
Toyo Keizai National[4] General 72
WE National[5] Employment 14
NBP Greater Tokyo[6][7] Reputation 10
Shimano National[8] Selectivity A1
QS Asia
(Asian Ranking version)[9]
General 161
ENSMP World[10] Alumni 92
* The data of NBP is in 2009 rankings because of availability.
University rankings (by subject)
Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

BE Success National[11] Qualification 25
BE Pass rate National[12] Qualification 27

General rankings[edit]

The university was ranked 72nd in 2010 (63rd in 2009, 78th in 2008) in the Truly Strong Universities ranking issued by Toyo Keizai.[4] Because Gakushuin focuses on Social Sciences and Humanities education rather than on Natural Sciences, it is usually ranked lower than its peers.[13]

QS World University Rankings ranked Gakushuin University as 161st in Asia in 2010.[9]

Research performance[edit]

Japanese national universities generally have higher standards of research than private universities. However, Gakushuin is one of the few private universities which competes with the top national universities. According to Quacquarelli Symonds, Gakushuin is the 6th-best research university in Japan and the 9th-best in Asia in terms of citations per paper.[14]

Graduate school rankings[edit]

Gakushuin Law School was 24th in 2009 and 25th in 2010 in Japan on the basis of the number of its successful candidates for bar examination.[15]

Alumni rankings[edit]

According to Yomiuri Weekly's 2008 rankings, alumni of Gakushuin have the 3rd best graduate prospectives among Japanese universities.[16] Gakushuin was top in the rankings of the Finance and Tourism industries.[16]

École des Mines de Paris ranked Gakushuin University as 92nd in the world in 2010 in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies.[17][10]

Popularity and selectivity[edit]

Gakushuin had 7.58 applicants per place (13,765/1,815) in the 2011 undergraduate admissions.[18] Its entrance exams are also selective.[19][20][21]

Notable alumni[edit]

Imperial House of Japan
Others

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gakushuin.ac.jp/univ/profile/kouhyo/academic.html
  2. ^ http://oukai.etc.gakushuin.ac.jp/oukai80/oukai80c_33.htm
  3. ^ The number of students in 70% of the classes is 40 or under. http://www.isize.com/daigaku/%E5%AD%A6%E7%BF%92%E9%99%A2%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%A6/sclSC000186/
  4. ^ a b "Truly Strong Universities" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings" (in Japanese). Weekly Economist. 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "GBUDU University Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "ENSMP World University Rankings". École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris. 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bar Exam Pass rate rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ see Truly Strong Universities#Criticisms
  14. ^ http://www.university-list.net/rank/univ-100053.html
  15. ^ http://laws.shikakuseek.com/data/2010data-2.html
  16. ^ a b http://www.gakushuin.ac.jp/univ/adm/adm/parent/job/ranking.html[dead link]
  17. ^ http://www.mines-paristech.fr/Actualites/PR/Ranking2010EN-Fortune2009.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.gakushuin.ac.jp/univ/adm/adm/application/index.html
  19. ^ National and Public universities apply different kinds of exams, so it's only comparable between universities in the same category.
  20. ^ e.g. Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi (the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools) rankings http://www.yozemi.ac.jp/rank/gakubu/index.html
  21. ^ Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as A1 (2nd most selective/out of 11 scales) in Japan. "危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°43′5.9″N 139°42′32.6″E / 35.718306°N 139.709056°E / 35.718306; 139.709056