List of universities in Japan

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The following is a comprehensive list of universities in Japan, categorized by prefecture:

The list contains only universities or colleges, either four-year or two-year, that still exist today and are classified as "schools" according to Article 1 of the School Education Law. (See Daigakkō for universities that are not considered "schools".) Also, each university or college is listed in the prefecture in which its headquarters is located; not the location of their satellite campuses, etc. or that of some of its departments or divisions. For the list of universities that existed in the past or merged into another school, see List of historical universities in Japan.

† indicates a women's college.

A list of top ranked universities is available in the final section.


By prefecture[edit]

Aichi[edit]

Aichi Gakuin University

Akita[edit]

Aomori[edit]

Chiba[edit]

Ehime[edit]

Fukui[edit]

Fukuoka[edit]

Fukushima[edit]

Gifu[edit]

Gifu University Faculty of Engineering

Gunma[edit]

Hiroshima[edit]

Hokkaidō[edit]

Engineering Faculty of Hokkaido University

Hyōgo[edit]

Ibaraki[edit]

Ishikawa[edit]

Iwate[edit]

Kagawa[edit]

Kagoshima[edit]

Kanagawa[edit]

Kōchi[edit]

Kumamoto[edit]

Kumamoto University

Kyoto[edit]

Kyoto University, one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.

Mie[edit]

Miyagi[edit]

Miyazaki[edit]

Nagano[edit]

Nagasaki[edit]

Nara[edit]

Niigata[edit]

The tree-lined main entrance and facade of International University of Japan.

Ōita[edit]

Okayama[edit]

Okinawa[edit]

University of the Ryūkyūs, the only national university in Okinawa.

Osaka[edit]

Saga[edit]

Saitama[edit]

Shiga[edit]

Shimane[edit]

Shizuoka[edit]

Tochigi[edit]

Utsunomiya University

Tokushima[edit]

Tokyo[edit]

Tottori[edit]

Toyama[edit]

Wakayama[edit]

Yamagata[edit]

Yamaguchi[edit]

Yamanashi[edit]

By ranking[edit]

As of September 2010, Times Higher Education World University Rankings Top 100 included University of Tokyo at 27th position and Kyoto University at 57th.[83]

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010 Top 100 included University of Tokyo at 20th position, Kyoto University at 24th, Osaka University at 75th and Nagoya University at 79th.[84]

The QS Asia University Rankings Top 20 included University of Tokyo at 5th position, Osaka University at 7th, Kyoto University at 8th, Tohoku University at 9th, Nagoya University at 10th, Tokyo Institute of Technology at 11th, Kyushu University at 17th and University of Tsukuba at 20th.[85]

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