Top 25 chemistry

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 Kyoto University, Japan 125.83 182.09
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 125.34 168.18
3 Osaka University, Japan 79.45 129.45
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 77.70 68.95
5 Tohoku University, Japan 59.39 72.19
6 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 50.84 57.47
7 Kyushu University, Japan 50.36 58.55
8 Nagoya University, Japan 48.02 74.00
9 RIKEN, Japan 46.75 44.40
10 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 36.57 49.80
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 25.58 45.25
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 20.32 31.20
13 Keio University, Japan 19.40 17.72
14 Chiba University, Japan 18.38 19.90
15 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 14.38 13.08
16 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 14.03 19.70
17 Waseda University, Japan 13.54 18.24
18 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 13.37 23.41
19 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 12.72 10.34
20 Okayama University, Japan 10.47 7.96
21 Kobe University, Japan 10.40 7.49
22 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 10.34 17.01
23 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 9.62 9.47
24 Chuo University, Japan 8.61 6.59
25 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 7.69 12.23

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.