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Foundation: 1869

Mission: Ritsumeikan University seeks to promote both rigorous scholarship and individual insights while nurturing just and ethical global citizens. Based upon the university’s founding ideals of Freedom and Innovation and its core educational philosophy of Peace and Democracy, this educational mission furthers our core commitment to, in the words of the great Ritsumeikan postwar chancellor Hiroshi Suekawa, encouraging students to “believe in the future, live for the future.”

Vision: Ritsumeikan University is committed to establishing an inclusive learning community. Its members are to learn together and to push one another to excel while they enjoy a comprehensive student experience that encompasses both academic and extracurricular activities.

History: en.ritsumei.ac.jp


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Societal percentile

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 666th290th598th52nd
Arts and Humanities 561st141st523rd25th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 825th385th748th110th
Business, Management and Accounting 862nd353rd726th30th
Chemistry 675th413th592nd69th
Computer Science 586th264th484th37th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 489th234th421st42nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 663rd278th559th25th
Energy 429th238th318th26th
Engineering 558th298th461st40th
Environmental Science 633rd406th545th64th
Mathematics 607th298th509th48th
Medicine 738th338th688th98th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 905th478th800th109th
Physics and Astronomy 603rd275th531st45th
Psychology 661st121st623rd15th
Social Sciences 700th229th620th28th

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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