2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 45.40 54.87 120 12.8%
2 Tohoku University, Japan 23.11 23.03 64 -7.0%
3 Nagoya University, Japan 8.80 17.59 39 86.6%
4 Hokkaido University, Japan 17.71 15.76 47 -16.9%
5 Kyoto University, Japan 16.01 14.51 51 -15.4%
6 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 6.92 10.11 33 36.3%
7 Kyushu University, Japan 6.98 5.04 23 -32.6%
8 Osaka University, Japan 1.45 4.92 13 216.1%
9 University of Tsukuba, Japan 5.07 4.66 12 -14.1%
10 Okayama University, Japan 1.28 4.42 15 222.8%
11 Kobe University, Japan 1.94 3.56 11 71.2%
12 Ehime University, Japan 4.13 3.32 14 -24.8%
13 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 2.31 2.70 7 8.8%
14 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 4.39 2.50 12 -46.8%
15 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 1.99 2.19 16 2.9%
16 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 1.46 1.78 5 13.6%
17 Chiba University, Japan 1.17 1.63 5 29.8%
18 Waseda University, Japan 0.32 1.44 2 319.5%
19 Shizuoka University, Japan 0.79 1.38 5 63.8%
20 Yamaguchi University, Japan 0.25 1.37 2 410.8%
21 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 1.71 1.18 3 -35.6%
22 Gakushuin University, Japan 0.14 1.06 3 594.9%
23 Gunma University, Japan 1.06 2 N/A
24 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.93 1.01 3 1.0%
25 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.25 1.00 1 273.4%
26 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 0.94 2 N/A
27 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.71 0.90 2 -50.9%
28 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.06 0.86 2 1,266.4%
29 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 0.53 0.83 3 47.6%
30 Niigata University, Japan 0.66 0.79 4 12.7%
31 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.54 0.78 3 35.0%
32 Saitama University, Japan 0.71 1 N/A
33 Keio University, Japan 0.18 0.67 2 244.6%
33 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 0.38 0.67 2 61.8%
34 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 1.29 0.62 2 -55.1%
35 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 0.25 0.61 3 128.2%
36 The United Nations University, Japan 0.57 5 N/A
37 Chuo University, Japan 1.27 0.57 1 -57.9%
38 National Institute of Technology, Kisarazu College, Japan 0.52 2 N/A
39 Gifu University, Japan 0.82 0.50 1 -42.9%
39 Shimane University, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
40 Sophia University, Japan 0.07 0.45 2 488.0%
41 University of Hyogo, Japan 0.38 3 N/A
42 Chubu University, Japan 0.38 1 N/A
42 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 0.38 1 N/A
43 Nagasaki University, Japan 0.48 0.35 2 -32.4%
44 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.52 0.35 3 -37.0%
45 Tokai University, Japan 1.27 0.33 2 -75.4%
46 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.50 0.32 2 -40.7%
47 Ibaraki University, Japan 0.55 0.29 2 -50.3%
48 Nagoya City University, Japan 0.14 0.27 2 74.2%
49 Kindai University, Japan 0.05 0.26 2 390.0%
50 Kagawa University, Japan 0.26 2 N/A
51 Kumamoto University, Japan 0.14 0.25 3 64.1%
52 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.10 0.25 2 133.4%
52 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 0.20 0.25 1 16.7%
53 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 0.76 0.24 2 -70.9%
54 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.26 0.24 1 -14.7%
55 Kanagawa University, Japan 0.22 1 N/A
56 Kochi University, Japan 1.37 0.21 2 -85.8%
57 University of Toyama, Japan 0.08 0.20 1 124.0%
57 Senshu University, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
57 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 0.20 1 N/A
58 Doshisha University, Japan 0.67 0.18 2 -75.5%
59 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 0.74 0.17 1 -78.9%
59 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
59 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
60 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 0.15 2 N/A
61 University of Shizuoka, Japan 1.14 0.14 1 -88.3%
61 Saga University, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
62 Fukushima University, Japan 0.29 0.13 1 -59.5%
62 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
62 Tottori University, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
63 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 0.05 0.11 2 110.0%
64 Mie University, Japan 0.42 0.10 1 -78.0%
65 National Institute of Technology, Matsue College, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
66 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.31 0.08 1 -94.1%
66 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.01 0.08 1 740.1%
67 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.11 0.07 1 -44.0%
67 National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
68 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 0.50 0.06 1 -88.3%
69 National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
69 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), Japan 0.06 1 N/A
70 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.05 1 N/A
71 Rikkyo University, Japan 0.04 1 N/A
72 Toho University, Japan 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.