Best Universities in Japan 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in Japan is based on data gathered from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in our global university ranking is based on total H-index values of all leading scientists affiliated with a given university. A leading scientist is a researcher with a D-index (discipline H-index) higher than a predetermined threshold (in most cases 30 or 40) for their scientific disciplines. Our ranking of best universities in Japan only lists 1000 universities with the highest H-index total. Show more

The ranking process involved meticulous analysis of 166,880 profiles on Google Scholar as well as Microsoft Academic Graph.

An indepth definition of our research process can be examined on our methodology page .

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is typically chosen based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

In contrast to other world university rankings our aim is to focus primarily on research work of top researchers affiliated with each institution. We hope to inspire scholars, business-owners, and govermnents worldwide to find out where top science authorities are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to discover who the leading authorities in various fields of research, in particular geographies, or even within research organizations are.

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. Over 132,836 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 2,814 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ H-Index
27 World 1 National Scholars 542 135,950 Σ H-Index 32,559
50 World 2 National Scholars 410 98,430 Σ H-Index 24,603
70 World 3 National Scholars 302 76,667 Σ H-Index 18,997
95 World 4 National Scholars 274 66,700 Σ H-Index 15,096
131 World 5 National Scholars 197 48,653 Σ H-Index 11,783
143 World 6 National Scholars 177 50,224 Σ H-Index 10,940
179 World 7 National Scholars 160 36,008 Σ H-Index 8,612
194 World 8 National Scholars 151 34,967 Σ H-Index 8,039
272 World 9 National Scholars 87 25,947 Σ H-Index 5,616
345 World 10 National Scholars 79 15,506 Σ H-Index 4,399
378 World 11 National Scholars 52 13,802 Σ H-Index 3,689
383 World 12 National Scholars 65 14,385 Σ H-Index 3,664
403 World 13 National Scholars 62 14,388 Σ H-Index 3,347
418 World 14 National Scholars 51 10,946 Σ H-Index 3,099
420 World 15 National Scholars 58 11,319 Σ H-Index 3,038
424 World 16 National Scholars 55 14,106 Σ H-Index 2,969
441 World 17 National Scholars 50 10,677 Σ H-Index 2,800
448 World 18 National Scholars 46 11,309 Σ H-Index 2,681
466 World 19 National Scholars 38 9,850 Σ H-Index 2,499
508 World 20 National Scholars 36 9,055 Σ H-Index 2,162
543 World 21 National Scholars 31 7,406 Σ H-Index 1,895
561 World 22 National Scholars 34 6,701 Σ H-Index 1,794
589 World 23 National Scholars 28 5,676 Σ H-Index 1,603
610 World 24 National Scholars 28 6,115 Σ H-Index 1,525
636 World 25 National Scholars 28 5,843 Σ H-Index 1,399
643 World 26 National Scholars 22 6,333 Σ H-Index 1,368
648 World 27 National Scholars 20 6,044 Σ H-Index 1,353
665 World 28 National Scholars 24 4,245 Σ H-Index 1,301
674 World 29 National Scholars 24 5,287 Σ H-Index 1,266
685 World 30 National Scholars 21 4,681 Σ H-Index 1,230
692 World 31 National Scholars 21 4,254 Σ H-Index 1,181
695 World 32 National Scholars 19 4,260 Σ H-Index 1,167
703 World 33 National Scholars 20 4,310 Σ H-Index 1,112
710 World 34 National Scholars 21 4,372 Σ H-Index 1,100
718 World 35 National Scholars 16 4,325 Σ H-Index 1,073
722 World 36 National Scholars 18 4,206 Σ H-Index 1,061
723 World 37 National Scholars 21 4,071 Σ H-Index 1,054
727 World 38 National Scholars 19 3,445 Σ H-Index 1,041
756 World 39 National Scholars 18 4,114 Σ H-Index 947
759 World 40 National Scholars 16 2,496 Σ H-Index 945
761 World 41 National Scholars 16 3,490 Σ H-Index 942
782 World 42 National Scholars 15 3,303 Σ H-Index 896
787 World 43 National Scholars 11 4,085 Σ H-Index 876
788 World 44 National Scholars 13 3,356 Σ H-Index 875
789 World 45 National Scholars 16 3,109 Σ H-Index 872
794 World 46 National Scholars 17 4,866 Σ H-Index 863
803 World 47 National Scholars 15 4,017 Σ H-Index 841
806 World 48 National Scholars 16 4,780 Σ H-Index 837
816 World 49 National Scholars 15 2,245 Σ H-Index 820
819 World 50 National Scholars 17 3,606 Σ H-Index 810
829 World 51 National Scholars 13 4,796 Σ H-Index 792
831 World 52 National Scholars 12 3,549 Σ H-Index 789
834 World 53 National Scholars 13 3,324 Σ H-Index 780
835 World 54 National Scholars 15 3,079 Σ H-Index 777
850 World 55 National Scholars 11 3,437 Σ H-Index 742
866 World 56 National Scholars 13 2,708 Σ H-Index 712
871 World 57 National Scholars 12 2,674 Σ H-Index 686
885 World 58 National Scholars 12 2,718 Σ H-Index 664
891 World 59 National Scholars 13 2,283 Σ H-Index 653
894 World 60 National Scholars 12 2,468 Σ H-Index 651
900 World 61 National Scholars 11 2,530 Σ H-Index 646
909 World 62 National Scholars 13 1,891 Σ H-Index 635
917 World 63 National Scholars 12 3,308 Σ H-Index 625
941 World 64 National Scholars 11 2,583 Σ H-Index 591
945 World 65 National Scholars 11 2,392 Σ H-Index 582
974 World 66 National Scholars 8 1,404 Σ H-Index 534
990 World 67 National Scholars 10 2,072 Σ H-Index 508
995 World 68 National Scholars 9 1,183 Σ H-Index 504
1002 World 69 National Scholars 8 2,219 Σ H-Index 491
1009 World 70 National Scholars 9 1,667 Σ H-Index 476
1011 World 71 National Scholars 8 2,027 Σ H-Index 476
1018 World 72 National Scholars 8 1,630 Σ H-Index 464
1019 World 73 National Scholars 9 1,527 Σ H-Index 462
1025 World 74 National Scholars 9 1,521 Σ H-Index 457
1042 World 75 National Scholars 8 1,696 Σ H-Index 441
1043 World 76 National Scholars 7 1,917 Σ H-Index 441
1045 World 77 National Scholars 6 2,217 Σ H-Index 440
1053 World 78 National Scholars 7 2,357 Σ H-Index 431
1066 World 79 National Scholars 9 2,044 Σ H-Index 409
1070 World 80 National Scholars 7 1,593 Σ H-Index 400
1072 World 81 National Scholars 8 1,134 Σ H-Index 398
1074 World 82 National Scholars 5 1,823 Σ H-Index 398
1080 World 83 National Scholars 6 1,665 Σ H-Index 394
1083 World 84 National Scholars 8 1,415 Σ H-Index 392
1089 World 85 National Scholars 5 1,508 Σ H-Index 390
1104 World 86 National Scholars 7 1,939 Σ H-Index 379
1107 World 87 National Scholars 7 2,207 Σ H-Index 377
1124 World 88 National Scholars 7 1,141 Σ H-Index 366
1125 World 89 National Scholars 7 3,268 Σ H-Index 364
1129 World 90 National Scholars 7 1,209 Σ H-Index 360
1133 World 91 National Scholars 8 1,609 Σ H-Index 355
1137 World 92 National Scholars 8 1,269 Σ H-Index 351
1139 World 93 National Scholars 6 1,107 Σ H-Index 351
1140 World 94 National Scholars 4 1,219 Σ H-Index 349
1145 World 95 National Scholars 6 1,093 Σ H-Index 346
1147 World 96 National Scholars 7 1,263 Σ H-Index 345
1155 World 97 National Scholars 5 1,836 Σ H-Index 338
1165 World 98 National Scholars 5 1,297 Σ H-Index 328
1177 World 99 National Scholars 8 1,297 Σ H-Index 313
1181 World 100 National Scholars 5 1,367 Σ H-Index 310

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