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Waseda University

Waseda’s culture and traditions have evolved over more than a century, but its founding principles remain firm, and the Waseda spirit lives in the hearts of over 500,000 alumni. Here we present the changing, the unchanged, the little-known and the lovable about Waseda.

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About

Waseda University started life as Tokyo Senmon Gakko (Tokyo College) on October 21, 1882. In the early years it was also commonly known as the Waseda Gakko (Waseda School) or Totsuka Gakko (Totsuka School), after the location of founder Shigenobu Okuma’s villa in the village of Waseda and the school’s location in Totsuka Village.

Around 1892, the vernacular name Waseda Gakko became prevalent, and the institution was formally renamed Waseda Daigaku (Waseda University) upon acquiring university designation in 1902.

Waseda University maintains a cutting-edge research organization, with special emphasis on expanding government and private sector partnerships. Facilities such as the TWIns Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences and the Waseda Research Park embody the University’s multidisciplinary approach.

Research

Waseda University maintains a cutting-edge research organization, with special emphasis on expanding government and private sector partnerships. Facilities such as the TWIns Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences and the Waseda Research Park embody the University’s multidisciplinary approach.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
196 12
2019
208 -5
2018
203
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
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2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
401
2017
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
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2019
388 -31
2018
357
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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