2018 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 427.14 472.05 1,183 8.9%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 264.41 307.24 697 14.5%
3 Osaka University, Japan 196.71 188.74 493 -5.4%
4 Tohoku University, Japan 175.48 142.81 398 -19.8%
5 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 138.03 130.47 353 -6.8%
6 Nagoya University, Japan 132.62 121.18 373 -9.9%
7 Hokkaido University, Japan 118.32 116.17 275 -3.2%
8 Kyushu University, Japan 113.98 97.34 317 -15.8%
9 Keio University, Japan 68.69 62.11 132 -10.9%
10 University of Tsukuba, Japan 61.92 40.09 220 -36.2%
11 Waseda University, Japan 26.51 32.47 145 20.7%
12 Okayama University, Japan 25.76 28.97 144 10.9%
13 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 31.10 28.91 108 -8.4%
14 Kobe University, Japan 30.21 28.13 138 -8.2%
15 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 28.96 27.42 70 -6.6%
16 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 17.47 21.17 45 19.5%
17 Chiba University, Japan 37.65 20.38 75 -46.7%
18 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.44 20.17 33 14.0%
19 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 18.82 18.96 60 -0.7%
20 Kumamoto University, Japan 13.03 18.03 52 36.4%
21 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.01 17.28 46 0.1%
22 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 20.02 16.51 24 -18.7%
23 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 17.40 16.26 39 -7.9%
24 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.45 15.83 116 1.0%
25 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 16.82 15.73 46 -7.8%
26 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 16.44 14.21 116 -14.8%
27 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 15.51 13.27 50 -15.7%
28 Kindai University, Japan 10.55 11.94 24 11.6%
29 Niigata University, Japan 11.07 11.46 51 2.0%
30 Ehime University, Japan 13.08 11.45 43 -13.7%
31 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 4.85 10.86 22 120.5%
32 Gunma University, Japan 11.40 10.33 35 -10.7%
33 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 9.99 10.23 37 0.9%
34 University of Shizuoka, Japan 3.09 10.16 19 224.5%
35 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 5.35 10.14 24 86.7%
36 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 10.85 10.04 94 -8.8%
37 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 11.20 9.80 23 -13.8%
38 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 4.45 9.76 19 116.2%
39 Nagasaki University, Japan 7.32 9.70 31 30.5%
40 Saitama University, Japan 5.85 9.44 27 59.0%
41 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 11.40 9.40 27 -18.7%
42 Shizuoka University, Japan 4.95 8.60 29 71.3%
43 University of Toyama, Japan 8.47 8.03 20 -6.6%
44 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 8.18 7.92 22 -4.6%
45 Chuo University, Japan 9.99 7.89 26 -22.2%
46 Yamaguchi University, Japan 10.87 7.79 21 -29.3%
47 Ibaraki University, Japan 2.83 7.30 25 154.2%
48 Yamagata University, Japan 10.70 7.17 35 -34.0%
49 University of Yamanashi, Japan 6.31 7.04 22 9.9%
50 Doshisha University, Japan 4.23 6.96 19 62.4%
51 Rikkyo University, Japan 4.51 6.87 26 50.1%
52 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 7.37 6.51 20 -13.0%
53 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 2.66 6.16 9 128.5%
54 Tokushima University, Japan 8.81 6.01 27 -32.7%
55 Nihon University, Japan 7.08 5.79 22 -19.4%
56 Juntendo University, Japan 4.00 5.65 22 39.2%
57 Kanagawa University, Japan 2.93 5.29 24 78.4%
58 University of Fukui, Japan 5.31 5.18 20 -3.8%
59 University of Hyogo, Japan 9.45 5.18 31 -46.0%
60 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.04 5.15 10 67.0%
61 Nagoya City University, Japan 6.63 5.14 20 -23.5%
62 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 6.67 5.10 17 -24.5%
63 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.23 4.94 7 2,009.7%
64 Kansai University, Japan 2.14 4.88 9 124.5%
65 University of Miyazaki, Japan 1.61 4.83 38 195.4%
66 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 3.95 4.67 5 16.6%
67 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 3.35 4.37 14 28.3%
68 Saga University, Japan 4.73 4.25 15 -11.5%
69 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.06 3.95 12 27.0%
70 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 4.51 3.93 11 -14.1%
71 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 2.89 3.87 15 32.0%
72 Konan University, Japan 5.51 3.82 11 -31.7%
73 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 2.46 3.78 13 51.4%
74 Kochi University, Japan 2.07 3.76 18 79.3%
75 Chubu University, Japan 5.06 3.75 6 -27.0%
76 Kagoshima University, Japan 3.74 3.59 15 -5.5%
77 Tokai University, Japan 1.43 3.48 18 140.1%
78 Sophia University, Japan 3.46 3.32 8 -5.6%
79 Gakushuin University, Japan 7.63 3.28 8 -57.6%
80 Ochanomizu University, Japan 1.44 3.20 41 119.1%
81 Akita University, Japan 4.48 3.18 9 -30.0%
82 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.22 2.99 17 1,267.6%
83 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 2.86 2.95 6 1.8%
84 Mie University, Japan 1.44 2.90 11 99.0%
85 Nippon Medical School, Japan 0.37 2.89 7 664.1%
86 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.31 2.82 6 111.1%
87 Shimane University, Japan 4.31 2.74 8 -37.3%
88 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.58 2.71 7 3.6%
89 Meijo University, Japan 3.49 2.71 18 -23.6%
90 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 3.97 2.67 18 -33.7%
91 Hirosaki University, Japan 3.15 2.47 17 -22.7%
92 Ryukoku University, Japan 2.05 2.45 7 17.9%
93 Kagawa University, Japan 3.60 2.30 10 -36.9%
94 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 2.24 2.25 14 -0.9%
95 Tottori University, Japan 3.87 2.20 8 -43.9%
96 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 1.03 2.20 9 109.6%
97 Gifu University, Japan 6.53 2.17 15 -67.3%
98 Iwate Medical University, Japan 3.22 1.98 8 -39.4%
99 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.37 1.89 12 36.0%
100 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.87 1.86 7 -52.6%
101 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.35 1.84 7 34.2%
102 Tamagawa University, Japan 1.39 1.81 4 28.7%
103 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 0.85 1.81 6 108.6%
104 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.74 1.78 9 0.6%
105 Oita University, Japan 1.36 1.74 6 26.0%
106 Okayama University of Science, Japan 1.14 1.69 6 45.5%
107 Akita Prefectural University, Japan 0.17 1.67 2 885.7%
108 Kurume University, Japan 0.62 1.64 6 159.0%
109 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 1.10 1.60 11 43.4%
110 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.29 1.59 16 -52.3%
111 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 1.57 1.51 3 -4.9%
112 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 2.20 1.48 5 -34.0%
113 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 1.22 1.46 6 17.7%
114 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 1.74 1.45 12 -17.9%
115 Utsunomiya University, Japan 0.78 1.43 4 81.1%
116 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 1.12 1.42 5 25.5%
117 National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan 1.38 3 N/A
118 Toho University, Japan 3.07 1.32 23 -57.6%
119 Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan 0.29 1.29 3 345.6%
120 Jichi Medical University, Japan 2.21 1.19 9 -47.0%
121 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 0.72 1.19 4 62.6%
122 Teikyo University, Japan 1.24 1.18 4 -6.5%
123 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 0.59 1.17 5 95.9%
124 Toyo University, Japan 1.11 2 N/A
125 Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Japan 0.41 1.09 2 162.3%
126 Setsunan University, Japan 1.25 1.01 4 -20.1%
127 Azabu University, Japan 0.45 1.01 5 123.3%
128 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 0.51 1.01 2 93.5%
129 Joetsu University of Education, Japan 1.00 1 N/A
130 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 0.55 0.99 5 77.3%
131 Fujita Health University, Japan 0.87 0.96 11 8.6%
132 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 2.57 0.94 5 -63.9%
133 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.94 3 N/A
134 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.48 0.92 6 89.5%
135 Meiji University, Japan 1.52 0.90 4 -41.7%
136 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 1.09 0.82 4 -25.4%
137 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 0.34 0.80 4 129.5%
138 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.40 0.75 3 87.7%
139 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.08 0.72 3 754.2%
140 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 0.05 0.67 5 1,355.4%
141 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 0.67 1 N/A
142 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 1.09 0.63 2 -42.7%
143 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.94 0.61 5 -35.6%
144 Tokyo Denki University, Japan 0.69 0.61 4 -12.7%
145 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 1.21 0.59 2 -51.8%
146 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.51 0.56 2 9.3%
147 Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.08 0.55 2 547.7%
148 Kyushu Dental University (KDU), Japan 0.05 0.54 2 962.3%
149 Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan 0.33 0.52 4 59.0%
150 Kumamoto Health Science University, Japan 0.52 4 N/A
151 National Institute of Technology, Kushiro College, Japan 0.50 0.50 1 -1.4%
152 The Open University of Japan, Japan 1.00 0.50 4 -50.7%
153 Japan Women's University, Japan 0.57 0.42 4 -27.9%
154 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.85 0.42 2 -85.6%
155 Tokyo Kasei University, Japan 0.41 4 N/A
156 The Nippon Dental University, Japan 0.04 0.41 13 945.7%
157 International Christian University (ICU), Japan 0.40 3 N/A
158 Kyoto Gakuen University, Japan 0.40 1 N/A
159 Tokyo City University, Japan 0.20 0.38 3 88.5%
160 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 1.31 0.38 3 -71.7%
161 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan 0.33 0.36 2 9.5%
162 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 1.50 0.35 1 -77.0%
163 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.29 0.35 5 16.4%
164 International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), Japan 0.45 0.34 2 -25.3%
165 Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
165 Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (N-BIO), Japan 0.73 0.33 1 -55.1%
165 Fukushima University, Japan 2.07 0.33 1 -84.1%
166 Aichi Medical University, Japan 0.25 0.33 3 29.2%
167 Hitotsubashi University, Japan 0.08 0.32 2 280.2%
168 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.56 0.31 2 -45.7%
169 Suzuka University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.03 0.31 3 993.0%
170 Dokkyo Medical University, Japan 1.26 0.29 2 -77.1%
171 Hosei University, Japan 0.08 0.27 4 244.2%
172 Showa University, Japan 2.62 0.27 3 -90.0%
173 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.43 0.26 4 -40.2%
174 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 0.69 0.26 4 -63.0%
175 Niigata University of International and Information Studies (NUIS), Japan 0.08 0.25 1 195.7%
175 Mukogawa Women's University, Japan 1.44 0.25 3 -82.9%
175 Kogakuin University, Japan 1.65 0.25 3 -85.1%
175 National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
175 Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
175 National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
176 Tokyo Keizai University, Japan 0.10 0.24 2 132.7%
177 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.13 0.23 3 80.2%
178 Yokohama University of Pharmacy, Japan 0.23 2 N/A
179 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.50 0.22 2 -56.2%
179 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 1.25 0.22 1 -82.5%
180 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.12 0.21 2 69.9%
181 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.14 0.21 4 41.8%
182 Daiichi University of Pharmacy (DUP), Japan 0.35 0.20 1 -43.1%
182 National Institute of Technology, Kisarazu College, Japan 0.52 0.20 1 -61.9%
182 Nada High School, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
182 Nanzan University, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
182 Daido University, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
183 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 0.44 0.19 3 -57.2%
184 Iwate University, Japan 0.74 0.19 2 -74.8%
185 Bunkyo University, Japan 0.10 0.19 1 84.8%
186 Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan 0.18 2 N/A
187 National Institute of Technology, Kure College, Japan 0.10 0.18 2 78.0%
188 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.17 2 N/A
189 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.11 0.17 1 43.6%
189 Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13 0.17 1 31.4%
189 Tohoku Fukushi University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
189 Division of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
189 Kyorin University, Japan 0.21 0.17 2 -21.8%
189 Kanazawa Gakuin University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
190 Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan 0.22 0.17 65 -24.2%
191 Ohu University, Japan 0.16 2 N/A
192 Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.15 2 N/A
193 J. F. Oberlin University, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
193 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 2.00 0.14 1 -93.0%
193 Chiba Institute of Science, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
194 Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.07 0.14 2 95.5%
195 Hiroshima International University, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
196 Senshu University, Japan 0.53 0.13 2 -76.1%
197 Sojo University, Japan 0.42 0.13 1 -70.6%
197 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 2.45 0.13 2 -95.0%
197 National Institute of Technology, Miyakonojo College, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
198 University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Japan 0.26 0.12 3 -55.0%
199 Josai University Educational Corporation, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
199 Naruto University of Education, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
200 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 0.39 0.11 3 -72.1%
201 Hokkaido Information University, Japan 0.11 2 N/A
202 Nara Medical University, Japan 0.86 0.11 1 -87.7%
203 Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU), Japan 0.01 0.10 1 1,339.1%
203 National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan 0.08 0.10 1 28.1%
203 Jin-ai University, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
204 National Institute of Technology, Matsue College, Japan 0.09 0.09 2 1.9%
205 Kyushu Polytechnic College (KPC), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
205 Tokyo Dental College, Japan 0.03 0.09 1 168.8%
205 Chiba Keizai University, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
205 Rissho University, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
206 Hoshi University, Japan 0.19 0.08 1 -56.9%
207 Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan 0.30 0.08 2 -73.7%
208 Nagasaki International University, Japan 0.17 0.08 1 -55.8%
208 Kobe City College of Nursing, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
208 Fukuyama University, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
209 Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
209 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
210 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan 0.08 0.07 81 -18.1%
211 National Institute of Technology, Hiroshima College, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
212 Chukyo University, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
213 National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, Japan 0.18 0.06 2 -66.1%
214 National Institute of Technology, Kurume College, Japan 0.50 0.06 1 -88.4%
215 Kobe City College of Technology, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
216 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.20 0.05 1 -77.3%
217 National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan 0.04 1 N/A
217 Tsurumi University, Japan 0.04 1 N/A
218 Kobe Gakuin University, Japan 0.04 1 N/A
219 Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (NVLU), Japan 0.04 1 N/A
220 National Institute of Technology, Anan College, Japan 0.03 1 N/A
221 Fukui Prefectural University, Japan 0.46 0.02 1 -95.2%
222 Kyoto University of Education, Japan 0.02 0.02 64 -7.4%
223 Tokyo University of Information Sciences, Japan 0.02 1 N/A
224 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology (TMCIT), Japan 0.02 1 N/A
224 National Institute of Technology, Nagano College, Japan 0.02 1 N/A
225 Miyagi University of Education, Japan 0.02 0.02 4 -15.0%
226 Asahikawa National College of Technology, Japan 0.02 1 N/A
227 Nihon Fukushi University, Japan 0.00 0.01 2 107.5%
227 Nara University of Education, Japan 0.00 0.01 2 107.5%
228 Shizuoka University of Welfare, Japan 0.01 0.01 1 -43.1%
229 Meisei Gakuen, Japan 0.01 1 N/A
230 National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya (NIFS), Japan 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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