Hitotsubashi University

14 th
Japan University Rankings 2017
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Kunitachi, Tokyo, 186-8601, Japan

Hitotsubashi University

More about Hitotsubashi University

Hitotsubashi University is a national university and the only university in Japan to specialise exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. The university was established in 1875 as a private entity called the Institute for Business Training. It educated the businessmen who went on to become the driving force behind the modernisation of Japanese society after the collapse of the feudal Tokugawa Shogunate. Ever since, Hitotsubashi has been at the forefront of Japan’s economic and social progress. It has become the country’s premier institution for education and research in the social sciences but has always maintained its emphasis on practical learning.

Key statistics

  • 6,263
    Number of Students
  • 16.5
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 9.8
    Percentage of International Students
  • 30 : 70
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • ¥1,944
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016 and Japan University Rankings on 20th Mar 2017

Subjects offered at Hitotsubashi University

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2-1 Naka