2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 20.25 74
4 Hokkaido University, Japan 17.71 43
5 Kyoto University, Japan 16.01 54
6 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 9.28 33
7 Nagoya University, Japan 8.80 33
8 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 8.59 24
9 Kyushu University, Japan 6.98 23
10 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 6.92 26
11 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.60 25
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 5.07 17
13 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 5.02 9
14 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 4.98 30
15 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 4.39 14
16 Ehime University, Japan 4.13 12
17 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.11 14
18 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 2.31 6
19 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 1.99 17
20 Kobe University, Japan 1.94 7
21 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 1.78 4
22 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 1.74 5
23 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 1.71 4
24 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.71 3
25 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 1.46 3
26 Osaka University, Japan 1.45 5
27 Kochi University, Japan 1.37 7
28 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 1.35 7
29 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.31 3
30 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 1.29 4
31 Okayama University, Japan 1.28 4
32 Tokai University, Japan 1.27 3
32 Chuo University, Japan 1.27 2
33 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 1.20 3
34 Chiba University, Japan 1.17 7
35 University of Shizuoka, Japan 1.14 3
36 RIKEN, Japan 1.01 6
37 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 1.00 1
38 Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 0.93 2
39 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.93 3
40 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 0.90 3
41 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 0.87 4
42 Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.83 1
43 Gifu University, Japan 0.82 3
44 Shizuoka University, Japan 0.79 5
45 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 0.76 5
46 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 0.75 2
47 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 0.74 2
48 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan 0.67 1
48 Doshisha University, Japan 0.67 1
49 Niigata University, Japan 0.66 5
50 Akita University, Japan 0.65 3
51 Ibaraki University, Japan 0.55 4
52 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.54 2
53 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 0.53 2
54 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.52 3
55 JEOL Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
55 Toyo University, Japan 0.50 1
55 National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan 0.50 1
55 Mibu High School, Japan 0.50 1
55 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.50 1
56 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 0.50 4
57 National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Japan 0.49 2
58 Nagasaki University, Japan 0.48 4
59 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 0.46 3
60 Mie University, Japan 0.42 2
61 National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT), Japan 0.41 3
62 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.40 1
63 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 0.38 4
64 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 0.38 2
64 The University of Aizu, Japan 0.38 1
65 Yamagata University, Japan 0.37 4
66 Valuenex Consulting Inc., Japan 0.33 1
67 Waseda University, Japan 0.32 3
68 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 0.31 2
69 Public Works Research Institute, Japan 0.29 1
69 Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital, Japan 0.29 1
69 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.29 1
70 Fukushima University, Japan 0.29 2
71 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.26 2
72 Tokushima University, Japan 0.25 1
72 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.25 1
72 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.25 1
72 Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1
72 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan 0.25 1
72 Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Japan 0.25 1
72 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 0.25 1
72 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 0.25 1
72 Yamaguchi University, Japan 0.25 1
72 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 0.25 1
73 Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Japan 0.22 1
73 Kansai University, Japan 0.22 1
74 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.22 2
75 VisionTech Incorporated (VTI), Japan 0.20 1
75 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 0.20 1
76 East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Japan 0.18 1
77 Keio University, Japan 0.18 2
78 Research Institute of Environmental Geology, Chiba, Japan 0.17 2
79 The Japan Academy, Japan 0.17 1
79 Japan Wildlife Research Center, Japan 0.17 1
79 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.17 1
79 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.17 1
79 Ryukoku University, Japan 0.17 1
79 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.17 1
79 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.17 1
79 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.17 1
79 Rairan Pte. Ltd., Japan 0.17 1
80 Nagoya City University, Japan 0.14 1
80 Tokai COOP Federations, Japan 0.14 1
80 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 0.14 1
80 Gakushuin University, Japan 0.14 1
80 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
80 Kumamoto University, Japan 0.14 1
81 Ochanomizu University, Japan 0.13 1
82 Japan NUS Co., Ltd. (JANUS), Japan 0.11 1
82 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.11 1
82 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.11 1
82 Rissho University, Japan 0.11 1
83 JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan 0.10 1
83 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.10 1
84 University of Toyama, Japan 0.08 1
84 Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan 0.08 1
85 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 0.07 2
86 Sophia University, Japan 0.07 1
86 Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS), Japan 0.07 1
86 Meiji University, Japan 0.07 1
86 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 0.07 1
86 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 0.07 1
86 Joshiseigakuin (JSG High School), Japan 0.07 1
87 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 0.06 1
88 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 0.06 1
88 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.06 1
89 University of Miyazaki, Japan 0.06 1
89 Tokyo Nuclear Services Co., Ltd. (TNS), Japan 0.06 1
90 Home Seismometer Corporation, Japan 0.05 1
90 The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan 0.05 1
91 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 0.05 1
91 Kindai University, Japan 0.05 1
92 Pasco Corporation, Japan 0.05 1
93 Soma Central Hospital, Japan 0.04 1
94 Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB), Japan 0.04 1
95 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.03 1
96 Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan 0.02 3
97 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.01 1

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