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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 +217th52nd154th4th
Arts and Humanities +184th10th164th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 84th18th63rd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 370th86th262nd1st
Chemistry 145th42nd92nd1st
Computer Science 114th45th54th1st
Dentistry 728th147th478th23rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +73rd32nd32nd1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 201st56th130th2nd
Energy 225th105th103rd2nd
Engineering +120th52nd54th1st
Environmental Science 322nd148th157th3rd
Mathematics 63rd31st21st1st
Medicine +173rd31st139th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 193rd56th116th1st
Physics and Astronomy 55th15th30th1st
Psychology 301st20th274th1st
Social Sciences +169th19th135th1st
Veterinary 164th42nd102nd2nd

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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