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Foundation: 1877

Mission: The University of Tokyo aims to be a world-class platform for research and education, contributing to human knowledge in partnership with other leading global universities. The University of Tokyo aims to nurture global leaders with a strong sense of public responsibility and a pioneering spirit, possessing both deep specialism and broad knowledge. The University of Tokyo aims to expand the boundaries of human knowledge in partnership with society. Details about how the University is carrying out this mission can be found in the University of Tokyo Charter and the Action Plans.

Vision: Synergy between Excellence and Diversity


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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 areas/categories

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 +126th35th82nd2nd
Arts and Humanities +193rd10th172nd1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 81st17th62nd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 472nd99th350th1st
Chemistry 205th65th129th4th
Computer Science 115th46th57th1st
Dentistry 617th131st410th24th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +47th21st22nd1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 169th38th117th1st
Energy 263rd129th121st3rd
Engineering +129th60th58th1st
Environmental Science 458th181st247th3rd
Mathematics 94th38th42nd1st
Medicine +166th25th137th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 171st47th104th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 49th14th29th1st
Psychology 260th17th236th1st
Social Sciences +186th21st153rd2nd
Veterinary 134th32nd87th2nd

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.

Where is the institution located?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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