University of Tsukuba Japan
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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Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021
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.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||9||2.29|
Share output for the past 5 years
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.
- Nature Communications 12, 4818 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25146-w
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Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021
International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 40.01% Domestic
- 59.99% International
Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (199 total)
University of Tsukuba and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
University of Tsukuba5.08The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)10.66
University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
University of Tsukuba2.64National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)8.03
University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
University of Tsukuba3.50National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)5.83
University of Tsukuba and Kyoto University
University of Tsukuba3.65Kyoto University4.89
University of Tsukuba and RIKEN
University of Tsukuba4.77RIKEN3.66
University of Tsukuba and Osaka University
University of Tsukuba1.98Osaka University3.11
University of Tsukuba and Tohoku University
University of Tsukuba1.61Tohoku University1.95
University of Tsukuba and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
University of Tsukuba1.55High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)1.73
University of Tsukuba and Hokkaido University
University of Tsukuba1.25Hokkaido University2.19
University of Tsukuba and Nagoya University
University of Tsukuba1.82Nagoya University1.37
Top 10 international collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (777 total)
University of Tsukuba and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
University of Tsukuba2.64French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)2.47
University of Tsukuba and Max Planck Society
University of Tsukuba1.48Max Planck Society2.37
University of Tsukuba and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
University of Tsukuba1.39Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres2.05
University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
University of Tsukuba0.20National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)3.17
University of Tsukuba and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
University of Tsukuba0.20European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)2.47
University of Tsukuba and Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg)
University of Tsukuba0.61Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg)1.53
University of Tsukuba and Nanjing University (NJU)
University of Tsukuba1.01Nanjing University (NJU)1.04
University of Tsukuba and University of Oxford
University of Tsukuba1.17University of Oxford0.82
University of Tsukuba and National Taiwan University (NTU)
University of Tsukuba0.13National Taiwan University (NTU)1.77
University of Tsukuba and Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
University of Tsukuba0.39Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)1.50
University of Tsukuba
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ALICE Collaboration
- CDF Collaboration
- Expedition 302 Scientists
- Expedition 343 Scientists
- Japanese Association for Marine Biology (JAMBIO)
- Multiproxy Approach for the Reconstruction of the Glacial Ocean Surface (MARGO)
- PHENIX Collaboration
- The ATLAS Collaboration
- University of Tsukuba-NIMS Advanced Electronic Materials Group
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