Top 100 Institutions

Japan’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2012.

2016 Institution WFC
2016
WFC
2012
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 379.04 488.11
2 Kyoto University, Japan 228.53 313.13
3 Osaka University, Japan 172.95 261.11
4 Tohoku University, Japan 157.37 184.90
5 RIKEN, Japan 138.30 142.45
6 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 121.40 112.64
7 Nagoya University, Japan 107.90 138.68
8 Kyushu University, Japan 97.69 106.99
9 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 92.34 113.35
10 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 69.18 91.18
11 Keio University, Japan 58.52 52.80
12 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 54.22 105.84
13 University of Tsukuba, Japan 48.59 63.17
14 Chiba University, Japan 33.86 38.18
15 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 29.91 44.97
16 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 28.78 47.35
17 Kobe University, Japan 27.93 31.35
18 Waseda University, Japan 25.79 31.70
19 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 25.29 30.83
20 Okayama University, Japan 22.24 25.98
21 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 19.09 18.64
22 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 18.75 14.82
23 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 18.36 16.69
24 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 16.15 25.68
25 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 16.01 6.78
26 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 15.94 17.76
27 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 15.19 19.41
28 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 15.08 29.89
29 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 14.76 16.05
30 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 14.62 19.77
31 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.46 13.41
32 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 13.66 18.93
33 NTT Group, Japan 13.61 21.71
34 Ehime University, Japan 11.98 14.36
35 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 11.60 6.56
36 Kumamoto University, Japan 11.50 16.76
37 Toyota Group, Japan 10.88 13.41
38 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 10.50 15.91
39 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 10.17 10.00
40 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 9.94 10.13
41 Niigata University, Japan 9.93 6.81
42 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 9.69 9.61
43 Chuo University, Japan 9.62 7.72
44 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 9.40 8.64
45 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.40 6.56
46 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 9.39 3.20
47 Yamaguchi University, Japan 9.27 3.59
48 Gunma University, Japan 9.23 6.54
49 University of Hyogo, Japan 8.63 13.58
50 Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan 8.59 7.24
51 Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 8.09 5.97
52 University of Toyama, Japan 7.75 12.53
53 The University of Tokushima, Japan 7.61 9.96
54 Kindai University, Japan 7.49 10.20
55 Nihon University, Japan 7.17 6.51
56 Nagasaki University, Japan 6.96 6.52
57 Yamagata University, Japan 6.68 11.88
58 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 6.57 7.95
59 Gifu University, Japan 6.52 8.04
60 Konan University, Japan 6.42 9.10
61 Gakushuin University, Japan 6.23 9.34
62 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 6.17 15.79
63 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.06 3.69
64 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 5.82 9.59
65 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.50 6.08
66 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 5.45 7.33
67 Nagoya City University, Japan 5.28 3.12
68 Rikkyo University, Japan 4.92 2.79
69 University of Yamanashi, Japan 4.84 2.79
70 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 4.72 7.42
71 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 4.63 4.55
72 Saga University, Japan 4.59 3.67
73 Chubu University, Japan 4.47 1.08
74 Saitama University, Japan 4.28 5.79
75 Shimane University, Japan 4.24 1.85
76 University of Fukui, Japan 4.09 5.85
77 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.08 6.58
78 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.81 5.08
79 Tottori University, Japan 3.75 4.60
80 Doshisha University, Japan 3.75 5.67
81 Shizuoka University, Japan 3.74 10.54
82 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 3.71 2.91
83 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan 3.70 4.81
84 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 3.65 0.50
85 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 3.61 5.01
86 Kagoshima University, Japan 3.60 3.68
87 Kagawa University, Japan 3.52 4.59
88 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 3.51 6.40
89 Sophia University, Japan 3.51 4.28
90 Meijo University, Japan 3.49 2.82
91 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 3.47 7.31
92 Toho University, Japan 3.36 6.82
93 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 3.33 9.24
94 Nara Women's University, Japan 3.28 3.55
95 Akita University, Japan 3.26 2.49
96 Hirosaki University, Japan 3.23 2.04
97 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 3.23 10.83
98 Iwate Medical University, Japan 3.20 2.71
99 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.04 6.57
100 Juntendo University, Japan 2.99 7.20

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.