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YCU was ranked the top 16th university in the world (top 2nd in Japan) "The world’s best small universities 2016" - by Times Higher Education

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On the 25th of January, Times Higher Education(THE) published "The world’s best small universities 2016" for the first time. In this debut list, THE ranks the top 20 world-class, but small universities (THE calls them "tinyversities") having fewer than 5,000 students and that teach/research more than four disciplines of the six included in the "World University Rankings".

YCU was named the top 16th in the world, and the top 2nd in Japan!

Phil Baty, the editor of THE, said:

"When it comes to universities, size matters. For some students big is best, but for others, a small university is the right option. Small universities can potentially offer students a more intimate environment, with more support and attention from lecturers, and more of a chance for students to spend time with the star professors who in bigger universities may simply be too busy. The smaller university can also offer a greater sense of collegiality and community, where students are less likely to get lost in the crowd," .

THE's comment on YCU:

The university itself may be small by global standards, but it sits in a large metropolis in Japan. Not to be confused with Yokohama National University, which has more than double the number of students, Yokohama City University has only 4,122 students, and fewer than four students for every teacher. The institution has only two faculties, but manages to attract a significant number of international students: 3 per cent. As a world-class "tinyversity", we will proudly keep offering practical and international liberal arts education at the international city of Yokohama.

 

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