Located in the heart of Tokyo, Waseda University is a leading private research university which has long been dedicated to academic excellence, innovative research and civic engagement at both the local and global levels. With its pioneering spirit, the university brings inspiration and new knowledge to the world through its creations and discoveries.
Waseda has produced countless leaders in their respective fields since its founding in 1882, including seven prime ministers, the founders and CEOs of multinational companies, Olympic and Paralympic medalists and internationally-acclaimed writers.
Today, the student body at Waseda is approximately 50,000, over 7,000 of whom are from overseas, hailing from 120 countries. The university takes great pride in its tradition of open-mindedness and inclusivity of diverse groups of people, for Waseda believes that the plurality of ideas and perspectives can bring positive change for a brighter, more sustainable future in the ever-changing world.
At the frontline of research
From soft robotics to paleontology, unorthodox thinking and intellectual curiosity are what drive research at Waseda. As its base becomes increasingly global, the university is starting to become an international hub for cutting-edge research.
Its overseas network with 835 organizations in 92 countries allows Waseda to welcome leading scientists and scholars as guest lecturers or joint appointment faculty, and send its researchers abroad for career development and enrichment, as well as collaborative studies.
In recent years, Waseda has increased investment in seven research units that already have a proven global track record. Those research fields are: Japanese humanities; political science and economics; health and sport sciences; information and communications technology (ICT) and robotics; energy and nanomaterials; mathematical and physical sciences; and Asian studies.
Facilitated by its location, many collaborative studies with industry, academia and government within and outside of Japan take place at Waseda. Researchers can also choose to translate their results into commercial products for entrepreneurial opportunities in a fully-supportive environment.
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1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Waseda University 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.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Journal of Biological Chemistry||2||0.85|
|Journal of Cell Biology||1||0.75|
|Nature Cell Biology||1||0.15|
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America||5||0.26|
|The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology||1||0.01|
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||3||0.34|
Highlight of the month
Light at night disturbs the developing brain
© Mike West/EyeEm/Getty
Exposure to light during the night can jeopardize the long-term survival of nerve cells in the developing brain.
To determine how light at night affects the brain in early life, a Waseda University–led team studied chickens, which, like people, are active during the day and sleep at night.
The researchers reared young chicks in 12 hours of light followed by 12 hours of darkness. They saw that a small gland deep in the brain produced a steroid hormone with expression levels that peaked about four hours into the dark cycle.
However, this hormone release was disrupted in chicks raised either in constant light or just with an extra hour of light interrupting the dark cycle. Absence of the hormone resulted in the death of nerve cells needed for proper motor coordination and cognition.
Artificial light exposure may have similar negative effects on the development of the human brain, the researchers caution.
- eLife 8, e45306 (2019). doi: 10.7554/eLife.45306
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 37.02% Domestic
- 62.98% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (101 total)
- Waseda University, Japan
- Domestic institution
The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan
Kyoto University, Japan
Nagoya University, Japan
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan
Kyushu University, Japan
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiroshima University (HU), Japan
Hokkaido University, Japan
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (557 total)
- Waseda University, Japan
- Foreign institution
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
The University of Auckland, New Zealand
The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, New Zealand
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
National Research Council (CNR), Italy
University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand
Massey University, New Zealand
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- AIST-Waseda University Computational Bio Big Data Open Innovation Laboratory (CBBD-OIL), Japan
- ATF International Collaboration, Japan
- CDF Collaboration, United States of America (USA)
- Telescope Array Collaboration, United States of America (USA)
- The ATLAS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The Fermi Large Area Telescope Collaboration (LAT Collaboration), United States of America (USA)
- Tokyo Women's Medical University - Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sciences (TWIns), Japan
- Waseda Bioscience Research Institute in Singapore (WABIOS), Singapore
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