Hitotsubashi UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1875

Mission: Hitotsubashi University was established as a center of education and research embracing every field of the social sciences, which make up the learning of civil society. The University has contributed to the development of Japan’s political and economic society and the nurturing of its creative driving force through its liberal academic traditions. Its standards of education and research, including those in the humanities, are extremely high, and since its establishment it has produced many highly talented graduates who have been active not only in Japan but also internationally. Based on this history and record of achievement, our continuing mission is to create intellectual and cultural property which will contribute to the building of free and peaceful political and economic societies in Japan and the world and to train those who will assume positions of leadership. In order to accomplish this mission, Hitotsubashi University lays down the following principles and policies for the active promotion of pioneering and interdisciplinary education and research in the social sciences, with the aim of helping to solve, as a center for Japan and the world, the important problems common to human societies.

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History: www.hit-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
Business, Management and Accounting 730th241st603rd16th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 383rd104th315th2nd
Mathematics 675th365th577th78th
Social Sciences 771st298th691st37th

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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