RIKEN-Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchGovernment


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Foundation: 1917

Mission: RIKEN’s mission is to support excellent research in science and technology in order to contribute the technological and economic development of the Japanese society and the quality of life of the Japanese people. RIKEN’s mission can be summarized in 4 main points: To foster research of the highest quality and open up new fields of research through collaboration and integration. To develop and maintain advanced, large-scale research infrastructure for the scientific community and promote its shared use. To pioneer innovative programs to support cutting-edge research and the training of young researchers. To return the results of research to society, improve people’s lives and contribute to culture and education. RIKEN is committed to widely disseminating the results of the scientific research and technological developments carried out within its many institutes and labs.

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History: www.riken.jp


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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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 129th20th102nd3rd
Arts and Humanities 207th12th183rd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 178th26th145th4th
Chemistry 310th108th244th11th
Computer Science 390th133rd297th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 381st142nd313th14th
Energy 353rd180th243rd14th
Engineering 337th129th245th18th
Environmental Science 295th130th213th7th
Mathematics 409th145th314th18th
Medicine 343rd62nd301st7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 446th117th361st9th
Physics and Astronomy 174th38th126th5th
Psychology 592nd88th556th6th
Social Sciences 596th148th517th18th

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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