Waseda UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1882

Mission: Waseda University holds as its founding principles the preservation of the independence of scholarship, the promotion of the practical application of scholarship, and the fostering of good citizens. Holding the independence of scholarship as a central principle, Waseda University pledges to contribute to the scholarship of the world by regarding freedom of research as essential and devoting itself constantly to original research. Holding the practical application of scholarship as a central principle, Waseda University pledges to contribute to the progress of the times by establishing a path for the practical use of scholarship as well as pursuing theoretical research for its own sake. Holding the fostering of good citizens as a central principle, Waseda University pledges to cultivate people of character who can respect individuality, develop themselves and their families, benefit the nation and society, and be active in the world at large.

Vision: Vision 1. Students of the Highest Caliber and Character Who Show Promise in Being Able to Contribute to the World Vision 2. Research That Will Ultimately Contribute to Real World Peace and Happiness in Human Society Vision 3. Graduates Who Will Contribute to the Public Good as Global Leaders Vision 4. Asia’s Premier “Model University” Adaptable to a Changing World

History: www.waseda.jp


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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 625th259th558th42nd
Arts and Humanities 466th75th428th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 691st257th614th47th
Business, Management and Accounting 598th151st481st4th
Chemistry 555th296th476th28th
Computer Science 340th109th250th10th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 491st235th423rd43rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 394th109th325th4th
Energy 512th307th398th40th
Engineering 376th152nd282nd20th
Environmental Science 521st297th433rd33rd
Mathematics 493rd201st395th25th
Medicine 629th233rd579th40th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 689th281st594th50th
Physics and Astronomy 476th175th405th27th
Psychology 683rd137th644th19th
Social Sciences 423rd71st359th6th

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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