Japan has long had a reputation for impenetrability and separation from the outside world. However, this is changing rapidly in a number of ways. One example is the university system, which is quickly shifting to a globalized footing, becoming home to emerging international powerhouses in academia.

For the last six years, the Top Global University Project has served as a showcase for Japanese higher education’s increased presence on the international stage. A bellwether of change, this unique initiative is bringing Japan and the rest of the world closer together.

Japan’s global heritage