日本ランキングとは

日本の大学における「教育力」の高さを国内外に伝えるランキング

2017年3月、THEはベネッセをパートナーに「THE世界大学ランキング 日本版」をリリース。 これまで見えにくかった日本の大学における「教育力」に焦点を当てたものである。

Message from THE

With more than three quarters of Japanese high school graduates going on to pursue higher education, Japanese universities occupy pride of place in one of the world’s most important education systems.

Understanding these prestigious, globally renowned institutions is the goal of the Times Higher Education’s data science and editorial teams, whose analysis and insights are regarded as the benchmark by millions of academics and students, as well as governments and industry partners.

For nearly five decades, THE has published analysis covering global higher education; and for over 13 years, we have been at the forefront of developing and publishing the data behind the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The THE rankings have become established as an essential source of information on the strengths and challenges of research-intensive institutions across the entire world, helping governments to monitor performance and set policy; helping university leaders and university faculty to set their strategies; and also helping millions of students across the world to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education.

But now for the first time, Times Higher Education is building on its vast global experience and database to deliver its first ever bespoke Japan University Rankings.

Underpinning these new rankings are a dataset that has never before been created, covering institutional performance measures such as research productivity, teaching, international outlook and funding. The data are made public both via rankings and also a suite of interrogative data tools that are used by institutional research teams within global universities to understand current performance and plan strategically for the future. Whether the goal is academic collaboration, attracting students or developing funding partnerships with industry, the insights our tools provide for university leadership are invaluable.

We are delighted to be partnering with Japan’s leading education company, Benesse, to deliver a truly unique, rich new analysis of Japanese universities.

Our new analyses are designed to map directly into the World University Rankings, so that Japanese universities can understand their performance against trusted global benchmarks. But importantly, this new analysis judges Japanese universities on their own terms, in a Japanese context. For example, student learning and student success are given more prominence than in the main THE World University Rankings, with research and international prestige given a more moderate weighting. The outcome is a ranking that provides a truly Japanese flavour, highlighting Japanese strengths and weaknesses and celebrating the achievements of more institutions.

With investment in Japanese universities becoming an issue of widespread debate, we hope our Japanese University Rankings are able to help universities demonstrate areas of world-class excellence, as well as understand underperformance, more effectively to address issues and develop successful strategies.

We look forward to working more closely with Japan’s great seats of research and learning in the years ahead and to support Japanese universities to continue forging a path of higher educational excellence.

Trevor Barratt

Managing Director of TES Global’s higher education assets which include the World University Rankings, THE and the Summit Series of events

Times Higher Education, the leading global authority on university performance, has been publishing the prestigious THE World University Rankings for over 13 years. The rankings have become established as an essential source of information on the strengths and challenges of research-intensive institutions across the entire world, helping governments to monitor performance and set policy, helping university leaders and university faculty to set their strategies, and also helping millions of students across the world to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education.

But now for the first time, Times Higher Education is building on its vast global experience and database to deliver its first ever bespoke Japan University Rankings. We are delighted to be partnering with Japan’s leading education company, Benesse, to deliver a truly unique, rich new analysis of Japanese universities. While the Japan University Rankings has criteria which maps directly into the World University Rankings, ensuring Japanese universities are linked into the trusted and established global benchmarks, this new analysis judges Japanese universities on their own terms, in a Japanese context. The ranking, focussed more on student learning and student success, and less on research and global prestige compared to the world rankings, highlights a wider range of strengths in Japanese higher education, and celebrates the achievements of more institutions.

This new ranking will establish a clear set of powerful and rigorous performance indicators and benchmarks to ensure Japanese universities can monitor their performance and improve, to remain competitive on the global stage. It will also help more Japanese universities demonstrate their unique and diverse individual strengths to Times Higher Education’s vast global audience, and in particular, to the international student community.

We are delighted to bring you the first ever THE Japan University Rankings.

Phil Baty

Editor of Times Higher Education’s global rankings portfolio,
including the THE World University Rankings and the new THE Japan University Rankings