Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT) is ranked 20th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World's Best Small Universities Ranking.
Last Update : 2016-03-04 11:56
Times Higher Education has recently published a set of world rankings specifically for small universities called "Tinyversities:" Their enrollment must be less than 5,000 and at least four of the six academic areas (engineering/technology, natural sciences, biological sciences, clinical/pre-clinical/health, social sciences, and the arts/culture) must be provided.
According to Times Higher Education, while the size of a university is important, for some students a small university may well be the appropriate choice. One reason is small universities could provide students with the cozy environment such as more hospitable, thoughtful support from the teaching staff who can engage with students in ways that help them keep their focus on the path forward.
TUMSAT is a small university with school enrollment of 2,597 in total, including both undergraduate and graduate students (as of the May 1, 2013, the survey period targeted by THE). With the Dept. of Marine Sciences and Dept. of Marine Engineering, and the Graduate School of Marine Sciences & Technology Research, it is a comprehensive marine science-related university that covers everything from marine-related engineering (engineering technology) to natural science, biological science and even to social science. Additionally, TUMSAT is actively engaged in international exchanges, signed the exchange agreements with 97 universities and research institutions in 34 countries/regions in the world. The proportion of foreign exchange students in the graduate school accounts for more than 20%, making it one of the most diverse, international universities in Japan.
TUMSAT was ranked among the top 601 - 800 universities in the world according to the THE World Rankings for 2015-2016 (a ranking that does not consider a university size) announced in October, 2015. The result indicates TUMSAT is acclaimed highly in the area of educational environment such as a low student-faculty ratio and a significant contribution to industry.
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