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Only four Japanese universities rank among top 100 in terms of “productivity of academic papers,” Nikkei survey

  • June 4, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

A survey conducted by the Nikkei and others has revealed that Japanese universities face an uphill battle in terms of research capability. In the category of “productivity of academic papers,” only four Japanese universities – University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tohoku University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology – were included among the top 100 in the 2012–16 survey. Asian universities have focused on clearly defined strategic fields and are outperforming their Japanese counterparts.

 

In the 2002–06 survey, eight Japanese universities were listed among the top 100. While Asian universities have become more competitive, Japanese universities are stagnating. The result is that their relative position has dropped. (Abridged)

 

Japanese universities are declining in terms of “productivity of academic papers” (2012–16)

(Figures in parentheses are rankings in the 2002–06 survey)

1 (18)

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

2 (5)

City University of Hong Kong

China

3 (36)

Aalborg University

Denmark

4 (1)

University of California, Santa Barbara

U.S.

5 (10)

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

6 (3)

Massachusetts of Technology

U.S.

7 (4)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

Switzerland

8 (12)

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

9 (2)

Rice University

U.S.

10 (7)

Stanford University

U.S.

 

34 (35)

National University of Singapore

Singapore

73 (120)

Tsinghua University

China

94 (95)

University of Tokyo

Japan

98 (98)

Kyoto University

Japan

99 (89)

Tohoku University

Japan

100 (87)

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

101 (101)

Seoul National University

South Korea

108 (117)

Hitotsubashi University

Japan

112 (155)

Hosei University

Japan

115 (100)

Osaka University

Japan

118 (112)

Nagoya University

Japan

120 (119)

Kyushu University

Japan

125 (125)

Keio University

Japan

127 (122)

Waseda Uniersity

Japan

129 (126)

Hokkaido University

Japan

131 (128)

Hiroshima University

Japan

134 (141)

Kobe University

Japan

142 (132)

University of Tsukuba

Japan

143 (116)

Ritsumeikan University

Japan

150 (149)

Tokyo University of Science

Japan

 

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