Top 25 physical 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 165.91 200.62
2 Tohoku University, Japan 71.69 94.58
3 Kyoto University, Japan 62.89 82.41
4 RIKEN, Japan 56.66 50.21
5 Osaka University, Japan 49.69 76.14
6 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 46.21 51.32
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 37.91 36.46
8 Nagoya University, Japan 29.84 31.87
9 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 26.77 47.26
10 Kyushu University, Japan 25.06 24.93
11 Keio University, Japan 22.75 13.93
12 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 17.09 15.05
13 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 15.69 14.00
14 University of Tsukuba, Japan 14.96 25.68
15 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 13.71 21.54
16 NTT Group, Japan 12.79 19.51
17 Waseda University, Japan 10.98 8.98
18 Chiba University, Japan 8.55 10.37
19 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 8.23 17.01
20 Kobe University, Japan 7.97 8.17
21 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 7.59 0.67
22 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 6.63 3.38
23 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 6.58 4.21
24 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 6.50 3.77
25 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 6.41 3.57

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.