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HU Selected as One of Japan’s 13 "Top Global Universities"(Chinese,Indonesian,Korean,Russian,Portuguese,Spanish)

Hiroshima University has been selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the “Top Global University Project” as one of Japan’s top 13 universities, providing a world-class research and education (Type A).

The ‘Top Global University Project’, a 10-year governmental project, aims to bolster the international competitiveness of Japanese universities by providing priority support to universities dedicated to thorough university reform and internationalization. These are the following two categories: Type A, targeted for top universities that provide the highest level of research and education; and Type B, for universities which lead the internationalization of Japanese universities through pioneering efforts. (See below)

Selected Institutions ( in alphabetical order )

Type A

【National University】

Hiroshima University, Hokkaido University, Kyoto University,  Kyushu University, 

Nagoya University,  Osaka University,  Tokyo Institute of Technology, 

Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tohoku University, University of Tokyo,  University of Tsukuba

【Private University】

Keio University,  WasedaUniversity

Type B

【National University】

Chiba University, Kanazawa University, Kumamoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 

Nagaoka University of Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Okayama University,

Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Toyohashi University of Technology

【Public University】

Akita International University, University of Aizu

【Private University】

Hosei University, International Christian University, International University of Japan,

Kwansei Gakuin University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,

Ritsumeikan University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Soka University, 

Sophia University, Toyo University

The following is a part of our project. We understand that HU is responsible and expected to fulfill our missions as a world-class comprehensive research university. In the next10 years, HU aims to be ranked among the world's top 100 universities, continually producing global human resources and creating new forms of knowledge.

・Building and expanding world-class research bases

・Providing world-class education

・Establishing the HU global campus

・Recruiting excellent students and researchers from abroad

Examples of Numerical Targets for 2023

Present 2023
Japanese Students studying abroad 423 1,835
International students   1,678 3,600
Classes taught in foreign languages    397 3,357
International faculty members * 439  901

* Faculty members who are foreign national or have substantial international experiences

HU held the press conference following the announcement from MEXT.


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