Kanazawa Institute of TechnologyUniversity


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Foundation: 1965

Mission: According to the Japanese School Education Act, the aims of universities, as centers for academic activity, are to help develop intelligence, morality and practical skills through the teaching and research of specialized arts and sciences, as well as to bestow knowledge. Colleges of technology (kosen) aim to foster the capabilities necessary for actual professions through the teaching of specialized arts and sciences. John F. Kennedy made a speech entitled “A Strategy of Peace” at the commencement ceremony of American University on June 10, 1963, a speech which is said to be historically famous comparable to the Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln. In this speech, he spoke of the mission of universities, drawing upon elegant words, saying that “there are few earthly things more beautiful than a university”, because it is a place “where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.” The School Education Act defines the mission of universities theoretically and former president Kennedy defines it in a highbrow tone. Indeed, universities are centers of academic activity, where high-level education and innovative research activities are carried out, aiming to contribute to national and international progress in science and technology and the enhancement of international culture. Colleges of technology aim to produce excellent engineers who will play a prominent role in the further development of Japanese industry.

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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
Computer Science 733rd411th628th96th
Engineering 615th354th518th63rd
Physics and Astronomy 616th286th543rd48th

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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