Hiroshima University *University


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Foundation: 1929

Mission: Hiroshima University intends the following: to disseminate information related to our global challenges, with the aim of creating a new concept of “Science for Sustainable Development” ; to receive international researchers and students aspiring to knowledge creation; to play a role in creating a global, diversified, free, and peaceful society, by cultivating peace-pursuing, cultured individuals with an international mindset and a challenging spirit in all quarters of society including international communities.

Vision: Based on its founding principle “a single unified university, free and pursuing peace” and its five guiding principles, Hiroshima University fulfills its roles as a national university. The Pursuit of Peace To develop intellectual attitudes which always seek peaceful solutions to the problems affecting society and the world at large. The Creation of New Forms of Knowledge To evolve new systems of study which surpass existing frontiers of knowledge and encourage intellectual innovation. The Nurturing of Well-Rounded Human Beings To train graduates with well-developed and multifaceted personalities by means of an education which has breadth as well as depth. Collaboration with the Local, Regional, and International Community To create a university with a strong international awareness which can efficiently disseminate knowledge on a worldwide scale, in collaboration with local and regional communities. Continuous Self-Development To maintain a constant readiness to re-examine established ways of acting, and a constant openness to improvement and innovation.

History: www.hiroshima-u.ac.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 Universities 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 627th261st560th43rd
Arts and Humanities 588th159th550th28th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 595th185th521st28th
Business, Management and Accounting 738th247th611th17th
Chemistry 599th339th520th41st
Computer Science 597th275th495th39th
Dentistry 332nd68th257th17th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 434th186th366th27th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 640th259th541st21st
Energy 553rd345th438th53rd
Engineering 507th252nd410th34th
Environmental Science 534th308th446th37th
Mathematics 510th214th412th29th
Medicine 496th131st447th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 587th199th494th24th
Physics and Astronomy 567th242nd496th36th
Psychology 687th139th648th21st
Social Sciences 638th178th559th25th

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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