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

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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.

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