Waseda claims 1st position across 16 publicly funded research fields

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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan announced the top 10 research institutions for each newly funded research field approved over the past five years (2013 – 2017) under the Grants-in-Aid Scientific Research project.

Out of the 336 research fields, Waseda University claimed top position in 16 research fields, doubling from a total of eight last year. Among all public and private research institutions, Waseda University came in 5th in overall ranking for having the most number of research fields ranked number one. In addition, Waseda is ranked 1st across all private universities in Japan under the same ranking.

16 Research Fields Eye Catch

The 16 research fields which the University attained 1st position are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  1. Chinese Literature
  2. Civil Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Educational Psychology
  5. Educational Technology
  6. Finance
  7. Foreign Language Education
  8. International Law
  9. International Relations
  10. Japanese Language Education
  11. Japanese Literature
  12. Mathematical Analysis
  13. New Frontier Law
  14. Politics
  15. Public Law
  16. Tourism
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