How to interpret world university rankings
– The key is research, Waseda’s plan for the future

To continue its mission of improving education and research, Waseda University’s long term plan, “Waseda Vision 150,” is carrying out various reforms that will strengthen international competitiveness and build a foundation fit for Asia’s leading university. Recognizing Waseda University’s efforts, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) selected Waseda as a Type A university for the Top Global University Project (TGU).

The overall drop of Japanese universities in global rankings has become a major top of discussion. Waseda University aims to enter the top 100 in eighteen research fields listed in the QS University Rankings by 2023. How is Waseda examining its position among universities around the world and how will the University climb to the top?