Top 50 institutions in life sciences

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 99.44 106.72
2 Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan 58.71 52.89
3 Osaka University, Japan 49.91 47.89
4 Kyoto University, Japan 62.09 44.77
5 Nagoya University, Japan 29.66 25.85
6 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 25.94 21.82
7 Tohoku University, Japan 20.23 19.12
8 Keio University, Japan 15.07 18.84
9 Kyushu University, Japan 24.7 18.29
10 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 13.68 11.92
11 University of Tsukuba, Japan 11.48 10.46
12 Okayama University, Japan 3.68 9.04
13 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 9.98 8.41
14 Kumamoto University, Japan 9.88 6.86
15 The University of Tokushima, Japan 2.25 6.43
16 Kobe University, Japan 3.81 6.34
17 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 4.94 6.24
18 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 9.45 6.21
19 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 7.57 6.04
20 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 9.34 5.83
21 University of Toyama, Japan 2.81 5.76
22 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.8 5.22
23 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 5.54 5.21
24 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.03 4.98
25 National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 2.28 4.77
26 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 5.68 4.72
27 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 6.34 4.59
28 Chiba University, Japan 9.77 4.59
29 Gunma University, Japan 2.94 4.57
30 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 5.56 4.54
31 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 9.63 3.98
32 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 1.22 3.98
33 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 2.75 3.77
34 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 4.41 3.68
35 Doshisha University, Japan 1.18 3.59
36 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 2.16 3.41
37 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 1.15 3.19
38 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 3.97 3.03
39 Jichi Medical University, Japan 0.45 3.02
40 Waseda University, Japan 3 2.88
41 NTT Group, Japan 0.06 2.83
42 University of Shizuoka, Japan 0.54 2.65
43 Niigata University, Japan 4.09 2.61
44 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 1.72 2.58
45 Saitama University, Japan 1.08 2.54
46 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 2.13 2.54
47 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan 6.42 2.5
48 Ehime University, Japan 2.31 2.49
49 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 1.19 2.37
50 Juntendo University, Japan 5.37 2.35

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.