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Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

National Sep 26, 2018

Top Japanese universities climb in world rankings

by Chisato Tanaka

A record 103 Japanese universities made it onto this year's Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list, with the nation's two top universities — the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University — moving up in the standings. According to THE, the country's top institution, ...

Kyoto University opens large research base in Amazon jungle

National May 14, 2018

Kyoto University opens large research base in Amazon jungle

Kyoto University has opened a large research base in the jungles of the Amazon basin in Brazil. Previously, there had been no accommodation available on the ground for researchers from around the world studying flora, fauna and ecosystems in the area, so they had to ...

Kyoto University to accept 17 felled by flawed entrance test

National Feb 1, 2018

Kyoto University to accept 17 felled by flawed entrance test

Kyoto University said Thursday it will admit 17 applicants who were rejected after taking its entrance exam last February that contained a physics question with no possible answer. Of those who passed, 11 will be allowed to switch to the faculties of their choice. "It's extremely ...