RU11 is a consortium which was established in November 2009 consisting of 11 of the top Research Universities in Japan. RU11 is made up of 9 national and 2 private universities.
Its two main missions are to discuss measures for enhancement in order to strengthen research universities and to improve cooperation between the research universities and pooling of information.
These are the 9 national universities which are members of RU11:
- Hokkaido University
- Tohoku University
- University of Tsukuba
- The University of Tokyo
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Nagoya University
- Kyoto University
- Osaka University
- Kyushu University.
The 2 private member universities are:
- Waseda University
- Keio University.