World League
Hitotsubashi University

Japan

Hitotsubashi University, 2-1, Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601 Japan

556 World
rank
34 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1920
Short name:
Huni
Type:
Public
Students:
6630
Faculty:
480
Faculty/Students Ratio:
14
:
1
Web-site:
www.hit-u.ac.jp
Region:
Asia
Location:
Kunitachi, Tokyo
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 556 36.843
Teaching 421 45.848
Research 617 23.04
International Diversity 354 49.047
Financial Sustainability 607 34.351
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 418 39.454
Research Perfomance Rankings 642 21.885
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TEACHING
World Rank: 421
Country rank: 29
Score: 45.848
League: Copper League
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Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 617
Country rank: 38
Score: 23.04
League: World League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 354
Country rank: 2
Score: 49.047
League: Bronze League
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Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 607
Country rank: 39
Score: 34.351
League: World League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Hitotsubashi University is a national university corporation, and is the only university in Japan to specialize exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. The University was originally established in 1875 as a private entity called the Institute for Business Training. It educated the businessmen who went on to become the driving force behind the modernization of Japanese society following the collapse of the feudal Tokugawa Shogunate. Ever since, Hitotsubashi has been at the forefront of Japan`s economic and social progress. It has become the country`s premier institution for education and research in the social sciences but has always maintained its emphasis on practical learning.

Mission Statement

Hitotsubashi University was established as a center of education and research embracing every field of the social sciences, which make up the learning of civil society. The University has contributed to the development of Japan's political and economic society and the nurturing of its creative driving force through its liberal academic traditions. Its standards of education and research, including those in the humanities, are extremely high, and since its establishment it has produced many highly talented graduates who have been active not only in Japan but also internationally.