University of the Ryukyus *University


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Foundation: 1950

Mission: The mission of the university is to become a hub of education and research that contributes to Okinawa, Japan, and the world.

Vision: The university aims to help create a prosperous future society in collaboration with local communities and to serve as an outstanding international center of education and research in the Asia-Pacific region. By pursuing such a vision for the university and expanding its management base, the university is making every effort to cultivate capable human resources. We aim for these people to become bridges that connect Okinawa and the world, and for them to contribute to the advancement of academic research.

Subordinate organizations:

  • University Hospital of the Ryukyus


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


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 729th343rd661st69th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 872nd431st794th131st
Chemistry 745th482nd657th98th
Computer Science 728th406th624th93rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 559th302nd491st71st
Energy 618th408th503rd69th
Engineering 665th404th566th90th
Environmental Science 610th383rd522nd55th
Mathematics 704th393rd605th91st
Medicine 767th366th717th113th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 743rd325th645th62nd
Physics and Astronomy 809th475th712th112th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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.

Where is the institution located?

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