Wakayama UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1871

Mission: Wakayama University is the only national university within Wakayama Prefecture, a place cultivated over time in the setting of its abundant historical and natural environment including the world cultural heritage sites at Koya and Kumano. As such, the university carries on its mission and role of being the focal point of academic culture, being parto f the community, pursuing academic research that helps develop the community, and human resources that can be driving forces of regional revitalization.

Vision: Wakayama University Will cater to demands of society and the community and build a governance system that can maximize the functions of education, research, and collaboration with the community.



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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
Business, Management and Accounting 838th331st706th27th
Computer Science 720th398th616th89th
Mathematics 720th409th620th98th
Social Sciences 842nd365th760th54th

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.

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