University of Tsukuba
筑波大学

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 2,400 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, seven 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 144 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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1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Tsukuba published between 1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output 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.

Count Share
260 56.27

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 145 21.61
5 1.19
3 0.76
4 1.03
17 8.26
28 0.11
ATLAS b-jet identification performance and efficiency measurement with tt¯ events in pp collisions at s√=13 TeV
2019-11-25
0
Measurement of W± boson production in Pb+Pb collisions at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2019-11-18
0
Measurement of -boson and -boson production cross-sections in collisions at  TeV with the ATLAS detector
2019-11-08
0
Measurement of the inclusive isolated photon production cross section in collisions at TeV
2019-11-07
0.01
Measurement of fiducial and differential production cross-sections at  TeV with the ATLAS detector
2019-10-29
0
Charged-particle production as a function of multiplicity and transverse spherocity in pp collisions at s√=5.02 and 13 TeV
2019-10-17
0.01
Identification of boosted Higgs bosons decaying into b-quark pairs with the ATLAS detector at 13 TeV
2019-10-10
0
Search for excited electrons singly produced in proton–proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
2019-09-26
0
Measurement of the cross-section and charge asymmetry of W bosons produced in proton–proton collisions at 𝑠√=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2019-09-12
0
Measurement of distributions sensitive to the underlying event in inclusive Z boson production in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2019-08-08
0
Electron reconstruction and identification in the ATLAS experiment using the 2015 and 2016 LHC proton–proton collision data at √s=13 TeV
2019-08-03
0
Measurement of production cross sections and gauge boson polarisation in collisions at with the ATLAS detector
2019-06-22
0
Search for long-lived neutral particles in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV that decay into displaced hadronic jets in the ATLAS calorimeter
2019-06-07
0
Energy dependence of exclusive J/ψ photoproduction off protons in ultra-peripheral p–Pb collisions at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV
2019-05-12
0.01
Measurement of D0, D+, D∗+ and D+s production in pp collisions at s√ = 5.02 TeV with ALICE
2019-05-06
0.01
Measurements of inclusive and differential fiducial cross-sections of production in leptonic final states at in ATLAS
2019-05-03
0
Performance of top-quark and -boson tagging with ATLAS in Run 2 of the LHC
2019-04-30
0
Charged-particle pseudorapidity density at mid-rapidity in p–Pb collisions at = 8.16 TeV
2019-04-04
0.01
Measurement of the top quark mass in the lepton+jets channel from  TeV ATLAS data and combination with previous results
2019-03-29
0
Relative particle yield fluctuations in collisions at
2019-03-14
0.01
Measurement of the photon identification efficiencies with the ATLAS detector using LHC Run 2 data collected in 2015 and 2016
2019-03-07
0
In situ calibration of large-radius jet energy and mass in 13 TeV proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS detector
2019-02-13
0
Measurements of and boson production in collisions at  TeV with the ATLAS detector
2019-02-11
0
A strategy for a general search for new phenomena using data-derived signal regions and its application within the ATLAS experiment
2019-02-06
0
Search for doubly charged scalar bosons decaying into same-sign boson pairs with the ATLAS detector
2019-01-23
0
Search for Higgs boson pair production in the 𝛾𝛾𝑊𝑊∗ channel using 𝑝𝑝 collision data recorded at √s =13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2018-12-11
0
Measurement of the azimuthal anisotropy of charged particles produced in √sNN = 5.02 TeV Pb+Pb collisions with the ATLAS detector
2018-12-08
0
Search for electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in final states with two or three leptons at with the ATLAS detector
2018-12-05
0
34 2.16
1 0.13
4 0.64
3 0.54
9 0.93
3 0.10
4 2.06
1 0.01
23 2.84
2 0.18
1 0.10
1 0.20
2 0.36
Life Sciences 65 14.18
Chemistry 61 22.50
Earth & Environmental Sciences 16 3.10

Highlight of the month

All the sleep with fewer side effects

© Tom Merton/Getty

© Tom Merton/Getty

A recently approved drug for treating insomnia has fewer physical side effects than a commonly prescribed drug.

Insomnia is one of the most prevalent sleeping disorders. It is often treated using drugs that enhance the action of the inhibitory neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). But this inhibits neurons throughout the brain, including those not involved in sleep. In contrast, the new drug suvorexant only inhibits neurons associated with wakefulness.

A team led by researchers at Tsukuba University in Japan has compared the side effects of both drugs. They found that while subjects who took a drug that activates GABA receptors in the brain exhibited significant impairment in physical and cognitive performance on being woken compared with those who had taken a placebo, those who took suvorexant did not. Both drugs were equally effective in inducing sleep.

Supported content

  1. PNAS 116, 24353–24358 (2019). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1907354116

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1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 39.51% Domestic
  • 60.49% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (156 total)

  • University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Domestic institution
  1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (17.27)
    8.74
    8.53
  2. The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan (14.97)
    4.86
    10.10
  3. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan (9.51)
    3.33
    6.18
  4. Kyoto University, Japan (7.41)
    2.88
    4.52
  5. RIKEN, Japan (7.34)
    2.65
    4.69
  6. Osaka University, Japan (5.91)
    2.37
    3.54
  7. Tohoku University, Japan (5.85)
    1.69
    4.16
  8. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan (4.67)
    1.49
    3.18
  9. Kyushu University, Japan (3.90)
    2.29
    1.61
  10. Keio University, Japan (3.42)
    1.32
    2.10

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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