2017 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 12.02 7.58 39 -36.0%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 1.38 6.06 21 344.0%
3 Osaka University, Japan 3.10 3.37 11 10.3%
4 Tohoku University, Japan 1.18 2.61 9 124.4%
5 University of Tsukuba, Japan 0.71 2.19 9 212.5%
6 Hokkaido University, Japan 0.13 2.01 9 1,500.7%
7 Nagoya University, Japan 2.18 1.96 8 -8.5%
8 Kyushu University, Japan 0.91 1.63 4 81.2%
9 Okayama University, Japan 1.72 1.29 4 -23.8%
10 Kobe University, Japan 0.13 1.25 7 911.0%
11 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 1.56 1.06 7 -31.1%
12 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.51 1.04 3 105.3%
13 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 0.19 0.78 2 307.7%
14 Keio University, Japan 0.23 0.76 5 234.8%
15 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 0.79 0.72 6 -6.7%
16 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 0.55 1 N/A
17 Tottori University, Japan 0.53 2 N/A
18 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 0.53 1 N/A
19 Ehime University, Japan 0.05 0.47 4 799.5%
20 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.40 1 N/A
21 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.02 0.33 1 1,995.7%
22 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 0.30 1 N/A
23 Chiba University, Japan 0.31 0.28 2 -7.9%
24 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 0.10 0.25 1 153.5%
25 Fujita Health University, Japan 0.10 0.21 2 114.3%
26 Juntendo University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
26 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
27 Niigata University, Japan 0.04 0.16 3 269.6%
28 University of Miyazaki, Japan 0.15 3 N/A
29 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 0.14 1 N/A
30 Tokushima University, Japan 0.14 2 N/A
31 Kochi University, Japan 0.02 0.13 1 483.1%
31 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
32 Osaka Sangyo University, Japan 0.12 1 N/A
33 Saitama University, Japan 0.11 2 N/A
34 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 0.23 0.10 3 -55.7%
35 Kumamoto University, Japan 0.07 0.09 1 29.1%
35 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
35 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
35 Saga University, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
36 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
36 University of Shizuoka, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
37 Nagasaki University, Japan 0.13 0.08 2 -38.3%
38 Nagoya City University, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
39 Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan 0.20 0.07 1 -62.7%
40 Jichi Medical University, Japan 0.17 0.07 1 -56.5%
41 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 0.07 0.07 2 0.5%
42 Nihon University, Japan 0.10 0.07 2 -30.7%
43 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.07 1 N/A
44 Ochanomizu University, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
45 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.20 0.05 1 -73.3%
45 University of Hyogo, Japan 0.40 0.05 1 -86.7%
45 Tokai University, Japan 0.05 1 N/A
46 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.05 1 N/A
47 Rikkyo University, Japan 0.02 0.04 2 86.4%
48 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 0.03 2 N/A
49 University of Toyama, Japan 0.03 1 N/A
50 Waseda University, Japan 0.02 0.03 2 64.4%
51 Toho University, Japan 0.03 3 N/A
52 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 0.03 1 N/A
53 Yamagata University, Japan 0.02 2 N/A
54 Chuo University, Japan 0.02 2 N/A
55 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 0.01 1 N/A
56 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 0.01 1 N/A
57 Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (N-BIO), Japan 0.01 1 N/A
58 Konan University, Japan 0.10 0.01 1 -87.6%
59 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 0.10 0.01 2 -88.9%
60 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 0.01 1 N/A
61 Nihon Fukushi University, Japan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Shizuoka University, Japan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Nara University of Education, Japan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Aichi University of Education, Japan 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.