Top 25 Life Sciences

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 84.09 119.65
2 Osaka University, Japan 51.34 67.65
3 Kyoto University, Japan 43.84 57.60
4 RIKEN, Japan 43.62 56.89
5 Kyushu University, Japan 28.92 21.84
6 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 25.53 30.16
7 Nagoya University, Japan 23.75 29.98
8 Tohoku University, Japan 22.92 19.93
9 Keio University, Japan 18.18 22.18
10 University of Tsukuba, Japan 13.34 7.30
11 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 10.15 14.14
12 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 9.69 9.61
13 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 8.45 8.42
14 Kobe University, Japan 8.18 16.30
15 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 8.02 4.01
16 Chiba University, Japan 7.57 9.22
17 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 7.08 9.21
18 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 6.91 11.32
19 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 6.91 5.44
20 Niigata University, Japan 6.62 3.95
21 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 6.18 15.94
22 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 6.12 9.06
23 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 6.02 8.89
24 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 4.95 10.09
25 Kumamoto University, Japan 4.77 7.61

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.