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 2,200 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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1 June 2020 - 31 May 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 June 2020 - 31 May 2021 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
237 46.77

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 129 13.59
1 0.17
5 0.61
8 1.33
14 2.71
1 0.25
16 0.16
33 2.05
1 0.11
5 0.87
2 0.15
6 0.32
2 0.28
9 2.32
1 0.02
22 2.07
Global Polarization of Ξ and Ω Hyperons in Au + Au Collisions at √ s N N = 200     GeV
2021-04-22
0.01
Elliptic Flow of Electrons from Beauty-Hadron Decays in Pb-Pb Collisions at sNN=5.02  TeV
2021-04-19
0.01
Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with a Dark Higgs Boson Decaying into W±W∓ or ZZ in Fully Hadronic Final States from √s=13 TeV pp Collisions Recorded with the ATLAS Detector
2021-03-26
0
Longitudinal Flow Decorrelations in Xe+Xe Collisions at sNN=5.44  TeV with the ATLAS Detector
2021-03-24
0
Atomic-Scale Visualization of Ultrafast Bond Breaking in X-Ray-Excited Diamond
2021-03-19
0.21
Nonmonotonic Energy Dependence of Net-Proton Number Fluctuations
2021-03-05
0.01
Medium-Induced Modification of Z -Tagged Charged Particle Yields in Pb + Pb Collisions at 5.02 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
2021-02-19
0
Detecting Bulk Topology of Quadrupolar Phase from Quench Dynamics
2021-01-08
1
Observation and Measurement of Forward Proton Scattering in Association with Lepton Pairs Produced via the Photon Fusion Mechanism at ATLAS
2020-12-01
0
Search for Heavy Resonances Decaying into a Photon and a Hadronically Decaying Higgs Boson in pp Collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
2020-12-01
0
Properties of Ta187 Revealed through Isomeric Decay
2020-11-06
0.06
Search for Higgs Boson Decays into a Z Boson and a Light Hadronically Decaying Resonance Using 13 TeV pp Collision Data from the ATLAS Detector
2020-11-01
0
Measurement of the Low-Energy Antideuteron Inelastic Cross Section
2020-10-14
0.01
Direct Measurement of Electron-Phonon Coupling with Time-Resolved ARPES
2020-09-21
0.13
Nonuniversal Power Law Distribution of Intensities of the Self-Excited Hawkes Process: A Field-Theoretical Approach
2020-09-21
0.50
Dijet Resonance Search with Weak Supervision Using s=13 TeV pp Collisions in the ATLAS Detector
2020-09-01
0
Theory of Subcycle Linear Momentum Transfer in Strong-Field Tunneling Ionization
2020-08-10
0.09
CP Properties of Higgs Boson Interactions with Top Quarks in the tt¯H and tH Processes Using H→γγ with the ATLAS Detector
2020-08-05
0
Probing the Effects of Strong Electromagnetic Fields with Charge-Dependent Directed Flow in Pb-Pb Collisions at the LHC
2020-07-06
0.01
Search for Heavy Higgs Bosons Decaying into Two Tau Leptons with the ATLAS Detector Using pp Collisions at √s = 13 TeV
2020-07-01
0
Evidence of Spin-Orbital Angular Momentum Interactions in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions
2020-06-30
0.01
Measurement of the Lund Jet Plane Using Charged Particles in 13 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions with the ATLAS Detector
2020-06-04
0
1 0.08
1 0.08
1 0.01
Earth & Environmental Sciences 12 5.10
Life Sciences 61 15.43
Chemistry 55 16

Highlight of the month

The nitrogen atoms that matter in fuel cell catalysts

© WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

© WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

The active nitrogen atoms in a carbon catalyst for polymer electrolyte fuel cells have been identified.

The high efficiency and flexibility of polymer electrolyte fuel cells make them attractive power sources for vehicles, but they usually use catalysts containing platinum. Catalysts made from carbon doped with nitrogen are promising as cheaper alternatives. But there has been considerable debate about the role the nitrogen atoms play.

Now, five researchers, all at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, have investigated the role nitrogen with the so-called pyridinic bonding configuration plays in catalysing the oxygen reduction reaction. They did this by using seven molecules containing pyridinic nitrogen.

They found that a molecule with two pyridinic nitrogen atoms its armchair edges exhibited the highest activity. This knowledge sheds light on the catalyst mechanism and will be helpful for optimizing catalysts.

Supported content

  1. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60, 5121–5124 (2021). doi: 10.1002/anie.202014323

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 39.46% Domestic
  • 60.54% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (229 total)

  • University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Domestic institution
  1. The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan (15.95)
    4.65
    11.30
  2. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan (13.85)
    3.25
    10.59
  3. RIKEN, Japan (10.07)
    5.28
    4.79
  4. Kyoto University, Japan (9.58)
    3.59
    5.99
  5. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (9.25)
    3.96
    5.29
  6. Kyushu University, Japan (4.93)
    2.92
    2
  7. Tohoku University, Japan (4.74)
    2.39
    2.35
  8. Osaka University, Japan (3.89)
    2
    1.89
  9. Niigata University, Japan (3.44)
    2.55
    0.89
  10. Hokkaido University, Japan (3.43)
    1.26
    2.16

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

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