University of Tsukuba Japan

Overview

The University of Tsukuba is located in the suburbs of Tokyo and is at the heart of Tsukuba Science City —Japan’s largest “science city,” which has 29 national research institutes and about 150 private research organizations. The University operates on the principle that it is open to all.

The University of Tsukuba aims to cross the borders that separate a variety of organizations, such as those between nations, research institutions, and fields of study. The University’s network is expanding globally. In particular, the University has entered into ten campus-in-campus arrangements with universities in eight countries and regions, thereby promoting close cooperative relationships between education and research. At present, the University hosts approximately 2,200 study abroad students from more than 110 countries and regions.

Collaboration is essential in order to achieve high-quality outcomes with limited resources. As an example, the University is actively engaged in an exchange of talent and joint research that goes beyond the conventional university framework at nationwide joint-use institutes that encompass the four fields of computational science, marine science, plant science, and plasma research.

The Research and Development Centers are the part of the University’s quest to pursue research and innovation that result in benefits for society. Externally funded, twelve centers are newly established as industry-university-government partnerships for joint research in areas of high demand from the community.

The University is also proactively engaging in the support of venture corporations. Thus far, a total of 160 companies have originated from the University of Tsukuba, including Cyberdyne, Inc.

A frontrunner in university reform in Japan, the University is creating a flexible education and research structure as well as a university system to meet the needs of the next generation. It aspires to be a comprehensive university, continuously meeting new challenges and developing new areas. The foremost mission of a university is to provide an environment that allows future leaders to realize their full potential. The University gives students the opportunity to develop their individuality and skills through an education that is backed by cutting-edge research.

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Research

Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Tsukuba published between 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for University of Tsukuba
Count Share
219 45.42

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
114 12.92
55 12.79
60 20.11
9 2.29

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
61.92 40.09 39.56 54.92 50.62

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Highlight of the month

Fly hormone controls sugar metabolism

© Joao Paulo Burini/Moment/Getty Images

A gut hormone produced by insects that the same metabolic function as incretin, mammalian hormones that aid in blood sugar control. The discovery could help scientists to develop fruit-fly models of metabolic diseases linked to incretin loss in people.

A team led by researchers at the University of Tsukuba has shown how neuropeptide F, a hormone previously linked to reproductive function, also plays a role in regulating metabolism.

After a meal, flies secrete the hormone from cells in their intestines. The hormone then binds to receptors in gland-like structures behind the brain, setting off a signaling cascade that promotes healthy metabolism of sugar and fat.

Fruit flies deficient in neuropeptide F showed a similar range of disease-related traits as humans lacking incretin function, which highlights the similarities in sugar-dependent metabolic processes between insects and mammals.

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References

  1. Nature Communications 12, 4818 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25146-w

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 40.01% Domestic
  • 59.99% International

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Top 10 domestic collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (199 total)

  1. University of Tsukuba and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) (15.74)
    University of Tsukuba5.08
    The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)10.66
  2. University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) (10.67)
    University of Tsukuba2.64
    National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)8.03
  3. University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (9.33)
    University of Tsukuba3.50
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)5.83
  4. University of Tsukuba and Kyoto University (8.55)
    University of Tsukuba3.65
    Kyoto University4.89
  5. University of Tsukuba and RIKEN (8.43)
    University of Tsukuba4.77
    RIKEN3.66
  6. University of Tsukuba and Osaka University (5.09)
    University of Tsukuba1.98
    Osaka University3.11
  7. University of Tsukuba and Tohoku University (3.56)
    University of Tsukuba1.61
    Tohoku University1.95
  8. University of Tsukuba and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) (3.29)
    University of Tsukuba1.55
    High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)1.73
  9. University of Tsukuba and Hokkaido University (3.45)
    University of Tsukuba1.25
    Hokkaido University2.19
  10. University of Tsukuba and Nagoya University (3.19)
    University of Tsukuba1.82
    Nagoya University1.37

Top 10 international collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (777 total)

  1. University of Tsukuba and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (5.11)
    University of Tsukuba2.64
    French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)2.47
  2. University of Tsukuba and Max Planck Society (3.85)
    University of Tsukuba1.48
    Max Planck Society2.37
  3. University of Tsukuba and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (3.44)
    University of Tsukuba1.39
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres2.05
  4. University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) (3.37)
    University of Tsukuba0.20
    National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)3.17
  5. University of Tsukuba and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (2.67)
    University of Tsukuba0.20
    European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)2.47
  6. University of Tsukuba and Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg) (2.14)
    University of Tsukuba0.61
    Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg)1.53
  7. University of Tsukuba and Nanjing University (NJU) (2.05)
    University of Tsukuba1.01
    Nanjing University (NJU)1.04
  8. University of Tsukuba and University of Oxford (1.99)
    University of Tsukuba1.17
    University of Oxford0.82
  9. University of Tsukuba and National Taiwan University (NTU) (1.90)
    University of Tsukuba0.13
    National Taiwan University (NTU)1.77
  10. University of Tsukuba and Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) (1.88)
    University of Tsukuba0.39
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)1.50

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