2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 286
2 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 274
3 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 190
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 144
5 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 121
6 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 135
7 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 101
8 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 100
9 University of Tsukuba, Japan 22.57 53
10 Keio University, Japan 20.68 26
11 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.84 28
12 Okayama University, Japan 17.82 27
13 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 17.52 25
14 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 16.90 39
15 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 13.66 23
16 Waseda University, Japan 12.41 30
17 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 12.27 22
18 Kobe University, Japan 11.89 18
19 Yamagata University, Japan 11.11 19
20 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 10.26 18
21 Chiba University, Japan 9.96 19
22 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 9.75 16
23 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 7.91 17
24 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 7.70 17
25 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 7.44 12
26 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 7.36 9
27 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 7.30 11
28 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.61 11
29 Chubu University, Japan 6.41 10
30 Nagasaki University, Japan 6.36 11
31 Niigata University, Japan 6.31 17
32 Kumamoto University, Japan 6.02 14
33 Gifu University, Japan 5.93 7
34 University of Toyama, Japan 5.89 10
35 Konan University, Japan 5.69 10
36 Saitama University, Japan 5.52 11
37 Doshisha University, Japan 5.41 7
38 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 5.40 11
39 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.30 9
40 University of Shizuoka, Japan 5.19 8
41 Shizuoka University, Japan 5.04 11
42 Tokushima University, Japan 4.65 13
43 Chuo University, Japan 4.62 7
44 Yamaguchi University, Japan 4.57 5
45 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 4.51 9
46 Gunma University, Japan 4.50 9
47 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 4.35 9
48 University of Hyogo, Japan 4.09 13
49 Tottori University, Japan 4.01 8
50 Meijo University, Japan 3.64 20
51 Kindai University, Japan 3.39 6
52 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 3.35 6
53 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 3.34 8
54 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 3.14 8
55 Rikkyo University, Japan 3.14 7
56 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 2.84 10
57 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 2.83 3
58 University of Fukui, Japan 2.69 7
59 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 2.69 8
60 Mie University, Japan 2.43 3
61 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 2.18 3
62 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 2.16 11
63 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.13 3
64 Kansai University, Japan 2.04 6
65 Nihon University, Japan 2.01 6
66 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.00 2
67 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 1.99 3
68 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 1.93 8
69 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 1.90 3
70 Ibaraki University, Japan 1.87 6
71 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 1.79 7
72 Saga University, Japan 1.75 3
73 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.55 6
74 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 1.50 3
75 Toho University, Japan 1.44 6
76 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 1.33 4
77 Ehime University, Japan 1.31 4
78 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 1.19 3
79 Iwate University, Japan 1.17 3
80 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 1.14 2
81 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.11 4
82 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.09 2
83 Ryukoku University, Japan 1.00 3
84 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.00 2
85 Ochanomizu University, Japan 1.00 1
85 Hiroshima International University, Japan 1.00 1
85 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 1.00 1
85 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 1.00 1
86 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.99 4
87 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.88 3
88 Sophia University, Japan 0.83 3
89 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.81 2
90 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 0.79 2
91 Okayama University of Science, Japan 0.75 1
92 Kagawa University, Japan 0.74 3
93 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.64 2
94 Utsunomiya University, Japan 0.63 1
95 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan 0.60 4
96 Hoshi University, Japan 0.58 3
97 Tokai University, Japan 0.52 2
98 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.50 1
98 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.50 1
99 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.41 2
100 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.40 1
100 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.40 1
100 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 0.40 3

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