On March 25, 2010, the Japanese government released its first-ever six-year assessment of national university standards and achievements. The results served as a measuring stick in allocating 1.6 billion yen ($17.4 million) in merit-based subsidies for fiscal 2010.
NAIST ranked first overall among the 86 Japanese national universities, which were evaluated in four areas: education standards, research standards, research and education achievements and management standards.
NAIST's top ranking was reported on the front page of Asahi Shimbun, a leading newspaper in Japan, and was featured in a variety of other newspapers and magazines.
You can see a ranking list of the top 10 universities on the front page of the March 25th, 2010, issue of Asahi Shimbun, and a ranking list of all national universities is available on page 37 of the same issue.
Top 10 Japanese National Universities
2.Shiga University of Medical Science
3.Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
4.Tokyo Institute of Technology
6.The University of Tokyo
7.University of Fukui
8.Tokyo Medical and Dental University
9.Tokyo University of Foreign Studies