• Ranked 6th in “Internationality” in the Japanese Version of the World University Ranking


Ranked 6th in “Internationality” in the Japanese Version of the World University Ranking

    On March 24 (Tuesday), TES Global, which operates Times Higher Education (THE), a British Magazine for higher education, announced THE World University Ranking Japan Version 2020, cooperation with the Benesse Group. Soka University was ranked 6th (16th last year) in the “internationality” category. The university's overall ranking was 75th (79th last year).

    The ranking consists of 16 items in the four categories of educational resources, the educational degree of fulfillment, educational outcome, and internationality. It is designed to measure the university’s ability of education, such as in student growth and learning outcome, in addition to appraisals by high school faculties and corporate personnel.

    The ranking in the internationality category, which Soka University was ranked 6th, is calculated based on the ratio of foreign students, Japanese students studying abroad, lectures conducted in foreign languages, and the number of exchanges with universities abroad, etc.

    Ever since its founding, Soka University has fostered “creative global citizens” that create new values on a global stage. As the university engages in achieving the goals upheld by the Top Global University Project sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Soka University has signed academic exchanges with 223 universities in 61 countries overseas, with approximately 60% of its students studying abroad, participating in various international exchange programs, while approximately 700 international students from 55 countries and regions (approximately 9% of all students) study at Soka University annually. The university will continue to exert itself toward realizing a campus rich in internationality where various kinds of students can learn together.