2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 45.40 110
2 Tohoku University, Japan 23.11 59
3 Hokkaido University, Japan 17.71 43
4 Kyoto University, Japan 16.01 54
5 Nagoya University, Japan 8.80 33
6 Kyushu University, Japan 6.98 23
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 6.92 26
8 University of Tsukuba, Japan 5.07 17
9 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 4.39 14
10 Ehime University, Japan 4.13 12
11 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 2.31 6
12 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 1.99 17
13 Kobe University, Japan 1.94 7
14 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 1.71 4
15 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.71 3
16 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 1.46 3
17 Osaka University, Japan 1.45 5
18 Kochi University, Japan 1.37 7
19 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.31 3
20 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 1.29 4
21 Okayama University, Japan 1.28 4
22 Tokai University, Japan 1.27 3
22 Chuo University, Japan 1.27 2
23 Chiba University, Japan 1.17 7
24 University of Shizuoka, Japan 1.14 3
25 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.93 3
26 Gifu University, Japan 0.82 3
27 Shizuoka University, Japan 0.79 5
28 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 0.76 5
29 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 0.74 2
30 Doshisha University, Japan 0.67 1
31 Niigata University, Japan 0.66 5
32 Akita University, Japan 0.65 3
33 Ibaraki University, Japan 0.55 4
34 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.54 2
35 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 0.53 2
36 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.52 3
37 Toyo University, Japan 0.50 1
37 Mibu High School, Japan 0.50 1
37 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.50 1
38 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 0.50 4
39 Nagasaki University, Japan 0.48 4
40 Mie University, Japan 0.42 2
41 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.40 1
42 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 0.38 4
43 The University of Aizu, Japan 0.38 1
44 Yamagata University, Japan 0.37 4
45 Waseda University, Japan 0.32 3
46 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.29 1
47 Fukushima University, Japan 0.29 2
48 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.26 2
49 Tokushima University, Japan 0.25 1
49 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.25 1
49 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 0.25 1
49 Yamaguchi University, Japan 0.25 1
49 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 0.25 1
50 Kansai University, Japan 0.22 1
51 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 0.20 1
52 Keio University, Japan 0.18 2
53 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.17 1
53 Ryukoku University, Japan 0.17 1
53 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.17 1
54 Nagoya City University, Japan 0.14 1
54 Gakushuin University, Japan 0.14 1
54 Kumamoto University, Japan 0.14 1
55 Ochanomizu University, Japan 0.13 1
56 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.11 1
56 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.11 1
56 Rissho University, Japan 0.11 1
57 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.10 1
58 University of Toyama, Japan 0.08 1
59 Sophia University, Japan 0.07 1
59 Meiji University, Japan 0.07 1
59 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 0.07 1
59 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 0.07 1
59 Joshiseigakuin (JSG High School), Japan 0.07 1
60 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 0.06 1
60 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.06 1
61 University of Miyazaki, Japan 0.06 1
62 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 0.05 1
62 Kindai University, Japan 0.05 1
63 Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB), Japan 0.04 1
64 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.03 1
65 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.01 1

Footnote

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