Top 25 institutions in Nature and Science

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 13.21 11.71
2 Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan 7.17 7.57
3 Osaka University, Japan 2.76 3.1
4 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 1.32 2.26
5 Nagoya University, Japan 3.67 2.18
6 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 0.81 1.81
7 Okayama University, Japan 0.03 1.72
8 Kyoto University, Japan 7.44 1.66
9 National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), Japan 1.73 1.37
10 Tohoku University, Japan 1.98 1.17
11 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 1
12 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan 0.25 0.9
13 Kyushu University, Japan 0.26 0.89
14 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 0.5 0.87
15 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 0.33 0.79
16 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 0.47 0.77
17 Azabu University, Japan 0.72
18 University of Tsukuba, Japan 0.34 0.71
19 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 0.56 0.52
20 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0 0.51
21 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 0.35 0.48
22 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.4
23 University of Hyogo, Japan 0.2 0.4
24 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.07 0.33
25 Chiba University, Japan 0.04 0.32

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.