2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 94.07 95.32 278 -5.8%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 57.24 66.52 199 8.0%
3 Osaka University, Japan 43.40 47.58 156 1.9%
4 Nagoya University, Japan 25.88 24.94 91 -10.4%
5 Kyushu University, Japan 29.20 22.67 84 -27.8%
6 Hokkaido University, Japan 22.13 20.58 74 -13.6%
7 Tohoku University, Japan 22.52 20.58 64 -15.1%
8 Keio University, Japan 15.94 15.63 55 -8.8%
9 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 12.81 13.72 47 -0.4%
10 University of Tsukuba, Japan 9.20 13.60 46 37.4%
11 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 3.11 11.56 30 245.1%
12 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 8.86 10.24 43 7.4%
13 Okayama University, Japan 8.21 9.16 29 3.7%
14 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 8.50 9.07 37 -0.8%
15 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 5.52 8.62 48 45.3%
16 Chiba University, Japan 7.52 8.32 38 2.8%
17 Kumamoto University, Japan 7.10 6.78 29 -11.3%
18 Kobe University, Japan 9.52 6.45 30 -37.1%
19 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 3.95 6.22 29 46.3%
20 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 4.40 5.64 20 19.1%
21 Gunma University, Japan 6.16 5.57 21 -15.9%
22 University of Toyama, Japan 4.06 4.74 12 8.4%
23 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 7.92 4.61 35 -45.9%
24 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 2.09 3.77 22 67.2%
25 Tokushima University, Japan 3.12 3.59 16 6.8%
26 Konan University, Japan 0.90 3.46 7 259.2%
27 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 2.03 3.46 8 58.6%
28 University of Fukui, Japan 0.57 3.36 15 451.9%
29 Juntendo University, Japan 4.26 3.28 20 -28.4%
30 Niigata University, Japan 5.62 2.99 19 -50.5%
31 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 0.41 2.92 14 569.2%
32 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 0.66 2.73 14 286.8%
33 Yamaguchi University, Japan 2.89 2.69 8 -13.5%
34 University of Hyogo, Japan 1.66 2.67 8 49.6%
35 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 2.02 2.61 6 19.8%
36 Nagoya City University, Japan 3.58 2.60 12 -32.4%
37 Nagasaki University, Japan 1.50 2.31 13 43.4%
38 University of Miyazaki, Japan 2.81 2.22 8 -26.6%
39 Waseda University, Japan 3.85 2.18 15 -47.4%
40 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 1.60 2.06 9 20.0%
41 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 1.35 2.01 12 39.2%
42 Jichi Medical University, Japan 1.16 1.96 15 56.9%
43 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 1.80 1.95 7 0.3%
44 University of Yamanashi, Japan 1.32 1.83 12 29.1%
45 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.89 1.83 9 -10.1%
46 Tokai University, Japan 0.54 1.76 6 200.4%
47 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.42 1.70 6 279.3%
48 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 1.57 1.70 8 0.5%
49 Nihon University, Japan 1.96 1.64 9 -22.4%
50 Mie University, Japan 0.77 1.63 9 96.2%
51 Saga University, Japan 0.43 1.57 5 235.8%
52 Chubu University, Japan 0.04 1.55 8 3,639.9%
53 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 0.13 1.53 7 1,040.2%
54 Ehime University, Japan 1.67 1.52 6 -15.2%
55 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 2.52 1.51 11 -44.2%
56 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.78 1.48 7 -22.6%
57 Shizuoka University, Japan 0.91 1.35 2 38.7%
58 Aichi Medical University, Japan 0.33 1.31 5 274.9%
59 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 0.05 1.26 7 2,118.5%
60 Tottori University, Japan 1.25 1.23 4 -8.7%
61 Fujita Health University, Japan 0.95 1.18 8 15.4%
62 Kurume University, Japan 1.64 1.18 8 -33.4%
63 Saitama University, Japan 0.99 1.17 8 10.3%
64 Kindai University, Japan 0.67 1.17 12 61.0%
65 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 0.10 1.15 4 968.7%
66 Meiji University, Japan 0.19 1.13 4 462.7%
67 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 2.31 1.12 6 -54.8%
68 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 0.67 1.12 3 55.0%
69 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.27 1.11 4 -19.0%
70 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 0.35 1.07 4 182.9%
71 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 0.67 1.06 5 47.5%
72 Showa University, Japan 0.27 1.03 10 259.7%
73 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 0.80 1.01 5 17.2%
74 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 1.46 0.98 7 -37.3%
75 Gifu University, Japan 0.60 0.95 11 48.0%
76 Shimane University, Japan 0.23 0.95 5 284.0%
77 Akita University, Japan 1.75 0.94 5 -50.0%
78 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 0.93 3 N/A
79 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.42 0.90 6 101.4%
80 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.35 0.88 8 135.9%
81 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 2.17 0.87 7 -62.8%
82 Nippon Medical School, Japan 2.44 0.87 8 -67.0%
83 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.86 1 N/A
84 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.51 0.83 5 52.6%
85 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 0.22 0.83 4 259.9%
86 The University of Aizu, Japan 0.83 1 N/A
87 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 2.01 0.83 4 -61.5%
88 Ibaraki University, Japan 0.78 0.83 3 -1.6%
89 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 0.38 0.82 3 101.0%
90 Toho University, Japan 0.17 0.75 10 323.3%
91 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 1.22 0.75 9 -43.2%
92 Hosei University, Japan 0.09 0.74 1 651.2%
93 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.28 0.63 7 111.1%
94 University of Shizuoka, Japan 3.12 0.63 1 -81.4%
95 Teikyo University, Japan 0.23 0.62 5 147.9%
96 Doshisha University, Japan 2.70 0.62 4 -78.8%
97 Tamagawa University, Japan 1.81 0.62 3 -68.4%
98 Oita University, Japan 0.23 0.60 5 141.5%
99 Kagawa University, Japan 0.81 0.60 6 -31.6%
100 Azabu University, Japan 1.01 0.60 3 -45.2%

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.