2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 48.69 128
10 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 34.53 93
11 RIKEN, Japan 34.13 122
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 22.57 53
13 Keio University, Japan 20.68 26
14 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.84 28
15 Okayama University, Japan 17.82 27
16 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 17.52 25
17 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 17.39 41
18 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 16.90 39
19 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 13.66 23
20 Waseda University, Japan 12.41 30
21 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 12.27 22
22 Kobe University, Japan 11.89 18
23 Yamagata University, Japan 11.11 19
24 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 10.26 18
25 Chiba University, Japan 9.96 19
26 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 9.75 16
27 Toyota Group, Japan 8.69 18
28 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 7.91 17
29 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 7.70 17
30 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 7.44 12
31 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 7.36 9
32 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 7.30 11
33 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.61 11
34 Chubu University, Japan 6.41 10
35 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 6.38 8
36 Nagasaki University, Japan 6.36 11
37 Niigata University, Japan 6.31 17
38 Kumamoto University, Japan 6.02 14
39 Gifu University, Japan 5.93 7
40 University of Toyama, Japan 5.89 10
41 Konan University, Japan 5.69 10
42 Saitama University, Japan 5.52 11
43 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 5.46 55
44 Doshisha University, Japan 5.41 7
45 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 5.40 11
46 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.30 9
47 University of Shizuoka, Japan 5.19 8
48 Shizuoka University, Japan 5.04 11
49 Tokushima University, Japan 4.65 13
50 Chuo University, Japan 4.62 7
51 Yamaguchi University, Japan 4.57 5
52 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 4.51 9
53 Gunma University, Japan 4.50 9
54 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 4.35 9
55 University of Hyogo, Japan 4.09 13
56 Tottori University, Japan 4.01 8
57 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 3.81 10
58 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 3.80 17
59 Meijo University, Japan 3.64 20
60 Kindai University, Japan 3.39 6
61 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 3.37 11
62 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 3.35 6
63 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 3.34 8
64 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 3.14 8
65 Rikkyo University, Japan 3.14 7
66 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 3.13 16
67 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 2.84 10
68 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 2.83 3
69 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.77 20
70 University of Fukui, Japan 2.69 7
71 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 2.69 8
72 Mie University, Japan 2.43 3
73 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 2.39 10
74 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 2.18 3
75 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 2.16 11
76 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.13 3
77 Kansai University, Japan 2.04 6
78 Nihon University, Japan 2.01 6
79 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.00 2
80 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 1.99 3
81 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 1.93 8
82 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 1.90 3
83 Ibaraki University, Japan 1.87 6
84 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 1.84 7
85 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 1.79 7
86 Saga University, Japan 1.75 3
86 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75 2
87 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 1.69 3
88 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.55 6
89 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55 3
90 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 1.50 3
91 Toho University, Japan 1.44 6
92 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 1.33 4
93 Adeka Corporation, Japan 1.33 2
94 Ehime University, Japan 1.31 4
95 National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan 1.24 2
96 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 1.19 3
97 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.19 4
98 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 1.17 4
99 Iwate University, Japan 1.17 3
100 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 1.14 2

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