Top 25 academic 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 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 121.40 112.64
6 Nagoya University, Japan 107.90 138.68
7 Kyushu University, Japan 97.69 106.99
8 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 92.34 113.35
9 Keio University, Japan 58.52 52.80
10 University of Tsukuba, Japan 48.59 63.17
11 Chiba University, Japan 33.86 38.18
12 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 28.78 47.35
13 Kobe University, Japan 27.93 31.35
14 Waseda University, Japan 25.79 31.70
15 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 25.29 30.83
16 Okayama University, Japan 22.24 25.98
17 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 19.09 18.64
18 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 16.15 25.68
19 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 16.01 6.78
20 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 15.94 17.76
21 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 15.19 19.41
22 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 15.08 29.89
23 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 14.76 16.05
24 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 14.62 19.77
25 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.46 13.41

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.