Top 50 institutions in physical 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 201.47 216.01
2 Tohoku University, Japan 75.79 81.3
3 Kyoto University, Japan 76.69 75.73
4 Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan 56.49 64.87
5 National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), Japan 66.38 50.12
6 Osaka University, Japan 67.26 48.38
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 52.87 40.16
8 Nagoya University, Japan 37.96 37.06
9 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 33.35 35.21
10 Kyushu University, Japan 25.17 22.18
11 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 19.61 20.99
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 20 18.74
13 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 18.46 18.45
14 Waseda University, Japan 10.14 16.01
15 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 14.38 15.92
16 NTT Group, Japan 18.68 15.44
17 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 10.62 15
18 Keio University, Japan 14.55 14.37
19 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 8.27 12.51
20 Yamagata University, Japan 6.96 8.78
21 Okayama University, Japan 3.89 8.02
22 Kobe University, Japan 9.55 6.87
23 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 7.19 6.82
24 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 7.32 6.19
25 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 7.77 5.96
26 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 4.18 5.7
27 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 6.09 5.11
28 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 4.44 5.07
29 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.3 4.91
30 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 2.73 4.74
31 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.55 4.5
32 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 5.19 4.49
33 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.04 4.38
34 Toyota Group, Japan 5.56 4.34
35 Niigata University, Japan 2.42 4.14
36 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 2.81 4.09
37 Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 2.52 3.8
38 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 1.97 3.52
39 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 5.09 3.52
40 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.5 3.45
41 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 3.7 3.34
42 Shizuoka University, Japan 5.2 3.28
43 Chiba University, Japan 6.9 3.19
44 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 3.33 3.03
45 Mie University, Japan 1.37 2.9
46 University of Toyama, Japan 1.5 2.65
47 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 0.67 2.62
48 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 1.37 2.56
49 Rikkyo University, Japan 2.5 2.52
50 Saitama University, Japan 1.52 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.