Top 200 institutions

Japan’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2015. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2014.

2015 Institution WFC 2014 WFC 2015
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 458.31 486.48
2 Kyoto University, Japan 288.47 270.4
3 Osaka University, Japan 220.19 193.89
4 Tohoku University, Japan 179.77 176.35
5 Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan 143.28 137.25
6 Nagoya University, Japan 127.78 126.83
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 130.31 120.09
8 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 100.55 102.86
9 Kyushu University, Japan 100.7 84.75
10 National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), Japan 99.96 81.58
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 70.26 73.58
12 Keio University, Japan 45.4 54.3
13 University of Tsukuba, Japan 53.92 48.83
14 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 40.31 43.84
15 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 28 35.39
16 Okayama University, Japan 24.16 33.21
17 Waseda University, Japan 21.6 29.27
18 Kobe University, Japan 22.22 25.05
19 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 23.6 21.7
20 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 22.38 21.55
21 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 13.28 21.07
22 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 12.61 20.9
23 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 23.42 19.97
24 NTT Group, Japan 18.73 18.63
25 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 27.04 18.21
26 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 15.53 17.74
27 Chiba University, Japan 34.56 17.42
28 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 14.41 17.16
29 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 18.64 17.07
30 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 23.98 16.06
31 Yamagata University, Japan 10.75 15.8
32 Kumamoto University, Japan 22.52 15.67
33 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 15.09 14.22
34 University of Toyama, Japan 11.81 13.67
35 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 18.04 13.58
36 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 12.68 13.41
37 Niigata University, Japan 10.77 13.14
38 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 14.69 12.27
39 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 18.76 11.75
40 Toyota Group, Japan 15.14 11.32
41 Doshisha University, Japan 4.93 11.2
42 The University of Tokushima, Japan 6.39 10.92
43 Saitama University, Japan 8.4 10.4
44 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 4.41 10.01
45 Gunma University, Japan 9.87 9.94
46 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 4.72 9.42
47 Shizuoka University, Japan 11.68 8.97
48 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 7.49 8.39
49 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 10.64 8.14
50 University of Shizuoka, Japan 10.18 7.84
51 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 7.3 7.82
52 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 3.36 7.71
53 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 6.16 7.45
54 Chubu University, Japan 6.59 7.4
55 Nagasaki University, Japan 13.85 7.34
56 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.66 7.26
57 Konan University, Japan 2.79 7.11
58 Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 7.49 7.04
59 Yamaguchi University, Japan 4.03 6.66
60 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 5.02 6.42
61 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 4.94 6.34
62 Gifu University, Japan 6.19 6.28
63 Ehime University, Japan 12.74 6.24
64 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.7 6.19
65 Mie University, Japan 4.63 5.91
66 Rikkyo University, Japan 5.39 5.9
67 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 6.5 5.69
68 Meijo University, Japan 3.51 5.66
69 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 7.17 5.59
70 Kanagawa University, Japan 2.65 5.4
71 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 6.8 5.39
72 Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan 6.92 5.33
73 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 8.38 5.22
74 Chuo University, Japan 6.68 5.18
75 Saga University, Japan 7.04 4.83
76 National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 2.28 4.8
77 Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, Japan 4.77
78 Tottori University, Japan 7.54 4.6
79 University of Hyogo, Japan 11.62 4.52
80 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.55 4.5
81 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 6.2 4.49
82 Ibaraki University, Japan 5.76 4.42
83 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 1.22 4.31
84 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 5.18 4.3
85 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.17 4.25
86 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 7.48 4.23
87 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 5.01 4.04
88 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 4.99 3.87
89 University of Fukui, Japan 4.65 3.85
90 University of Yamanashi, Japan 5.21 3.82
91 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 4.41 3.68
92 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 4.41 3.64
93 Kinki University, Japan 12.8 3.64
94 Juntendo University, Japan 6.18 3.58
95 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 2.27 3.52
96 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.94 3.27
97 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 2.73 3.21
98 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 0.33 3.18
99 Nara Women's University, Japan 3.42 3.16
100 Nihon University, Japan 6.57 3.08
101 Jichi Medical University, Japan 0.86 3.02
102 Kagoshima University, Japan 7.02 3.01
103 Kochi University, Japan 3.84 2.88
104 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.92 2.88
105 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 2.07 2.86
106 Toho University, Japan 7.4 2.73
107 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan 3.88 2.64
108 National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Japan 1.27 2.63
109 Hirosaki University, Japan 2.85 2.62
110 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 1.81 2.55
111 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 2.13 2.54
112 Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan 6.14 2.53
113 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1 2.5
114 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan 6.42 2.5
115 Fisheries Research Agency (FRA), Japan 0.77 2.31
116 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 1.23 2.24
117 National Institute of Biomedical Innovation (NIBIO), Japan 1.12 2.24
118 Ochanomizu University, Japan 3.37 2.22
119 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 1.1 2.22
120 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.7 2.2
121 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.55 2.18
122 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.71 2.18
123 Nagoya City University, Japan 7.44 2.16
124 Tokai University, Japan 1.46 2.16
125 Kagawa University, Japan 1.93 2.1
126 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 2.8 2.1
127 Kansai University, Japan 3.45 2.08
128 Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.99 2.06
129 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 2.29 1.97
130 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 3.51 1.88
131 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 1.16 1.84
132 Kaneka Corporation, Japan 0.28 1.83
133 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.83 1.75
134 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.5 1.75
135 Canon Inc., Japan 0.25 1.7
136 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.95 1.69
137 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 1.39 1.68
138 JEOL Ltd., Japan 0.99 1.67
139 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 0.93 1.62
140 Utsunomiya University, Japan 1.02 1.61
141 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.33 1.58
142 National Hospital Organization (NHO), Japan 0.35 1.57
143 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.01 1.55
144 Japan Technological Research Association of Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem), Japan 0.29 1.55
145 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 1.22 1.51
146 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 0.49 1.49
147 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 5.15 1.48
148 Shimane University, Japan 3.43 1.47
149 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 1.28 1.46
150 Iwate University, Japan 1.09 1.45
151 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 1.43
152 Toyama National College of Technology, Japan 0.46 1.4
153 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.71 1.4
154 Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 1.37 1.38
155 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 1.28 1.38
156 ADEKA Corporation, Japan 0.5 1.33
157 Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Japan 1.13 1.32
158 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 3.58 1.31
159 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 1.79 1.25
160 Hiroshima International University, Japan 0.22 1.25
161 Teikyo University, Japan 4.02 1.24
162 Iwate Medical University, Japan 2.74 1.24
163 National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan 0.76 1.24
164 Seikei Gaguen, Japan 1.19
165 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 1 1.19
166 Azabu University, Japan 0.6 1.18
167 TDK Corporation, Japan 1.14 1.17
168 Kao Corporation, Japan 1.16
169 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.31 1.15
170 Sharp Corporation, Japan 1.77 1.14
171 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 0.41 1.13
172 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.58 1.12
173 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan 0.34 1.09
174 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 1.07
175 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.01 1.06
176 Ryukoku University, Japan 1.06
177 Sophia University, Japan 4.41 1.04
178 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.53 1.04
179 Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute, Japan 0.9 1.03
180 National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan 2.6 1.03
181 Fukuoka University, Japan 3.15 1.03
182 Sony Corporation, Japan 0.5 1.03
183 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology (TMCIT), Japan 0.01 1.02
184 NEC Corporation, Japan 1.42 1.01
185 Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Japan 1
186 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co., Ltd., Japan 1
187 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 1
188 Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Japan 0.4 1
189 Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan 0.29 1
190 University of Miyazaki, Japan 3.27 0.95
191 Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 0.83 0.93
192 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.49 0.93
193 Fujita Health University, Japan 1.07 0.92
194 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 0.9
195 Hoshi University, Japan 0.39 0.88
196 Kurume University, Japan 1.76 0.86
197 Gakushuin University, Japan 9.46 0.85
198 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.06 0.83
199 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.83
200 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 0.91 0.8

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.