Kyoto University

WORLD RANK

2011-12
52

Kyoto, Japan

Region: Asia

  • Overall score
    64.8
  • Teaching
    76.4
  • International outlook
    21.1
  • Industry income
    71.7
  • Research
    72.0
  • Citations
    56.3

Japan's first Nobel laureate, Kyoto alumnus Hideki Yukawa, won the prize for physics in 1949, two years after the university gained its current name: since then there have been four more prizewinners from Kyoto's ranks. Its three campuses accommodate some 27,700 students and a faculty of around 2,900.