National Institute for Materials ScienceGovernment


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Foundation: 2001

Mission: To fulfill our mission, NIMS has promoted research that is at the leading edge of the world’s materials science and has covered materials encompassing not only metals or ceramics but also organic materials and biomaterials. Activities related thereto has led to the development of a new field that uses Nanotechnology and of new materials that have resulted in innovations. Fundamental research and generic / infrastructural technology research and development. Dissemination of research results and promotion of their applications. Shared use of NIMS facilities and equipment. Training of researchers and engineers. Also, we have led to entire materials science as a core international organization — promoting technology transfer that uses our research results, shared facilities and equipment, in addition to encouraging human resource development.

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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDJapan
Arts and Humanities 499th92nd461st14th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 449th100th384th16th
Chemistry 291st97th226th9th
Computer Science 598th276th496th40th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 467th214th399th36th
Energy 207th96th121st7th
Engineering 241st87th158th6th
Environmental Science 253rd110th174th4th
Mathematics 612th303rd514th50th
Medicine 526th151st477th23rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 255th45th199th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 277th83rd215th14th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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