Best Materials Science Universities in Japan

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Materials Science universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 40 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Materials Science, over 11,166 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 1,396 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

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

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
12 World 1 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 61 19,143 Σ H-Index 3,464
26 World 2 National Kyoto University

Kyoto University

Japan
Scholars 43 11,220 Σ H-Index 2,465
32 World 3 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 38 12,550 Σ H-Index 2,332
54 World 4 National Osaka University

Osaka University

Japan
Scholars 30 8,888 Σ H-Index 1,672
56 World 5 National Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 29 8,440 Σ H-Index 1,661
65 World 6 National Kyushu University

Kyushu University

Japan
Scholars 26 7,851 Σ H-Index 1,615
99 World 7 National Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University

Japan
Scholars 22 5,671 Σ H-Index 1,192
123 World 8 National Nagoya University

Nagoya University

Japan
Scholars 17 4,500 Σ H-Index 935
223 World 9 National Waseda University

Waseda University

Japan
Scholars 9 2,773 Σ H-Index 496
237 World 10 National Tokyo University of Science

Tokyo University of Science

Japan
Scholars 7 1,713 Σ H-Index 449
244 World 11 National Shinshu University

Shinshu University

Japan
Scholars 7 2,126 Σ H-Index 438
261 World 12 National Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Japan
Scholars 7 1,770 Σ H-Index 400
265 World 13 National Keio University

Keio University

Japan
Scholars 8 1,883 Σ H-Index 392
271 World 14 National Meijo University

Meijo University

Japan
Scholars 6 2,397 Σ H-Index 387
282 World 15 National University of Yamanashi

University of Yamanashi

Japan
Scholars 6 1,646 Σ H-Index 371
283 World 16 National Osaka Prefecture University

Osaka Prefecture University

Japan
Scholars 6 1,848 Σ H-Index 369
308 World 17 National Yamagata University

Yamagata University

Japan
Scholars 6 1,281 Σ H-Index 335
310 World 18 National University of Tsukuba

University of Tsukuba

Japan
Scholars 6 1,701 Σ H-Index 327
332 World 19 National Nagoya Institute of Technology

Nagoya Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 6 2,019 Σ H-Index 297
333 World 20 National Mie University

Mie University

Japan
Scholars 5 1,066 Σ H-Index 297
340 World 21 National Kobe University

Kobe University

Japan
Scholars 5 1,434 Σ H-Index 291
360 World 22 National University of Electro-Communications

University of Electro-Communications

Japan
Scholars 5 1,088 Σ H-Index 257
371 World 23 National Kumamoto University

Kumamoto University

Japan
Scholars 5 1,002 Σ H-Index 246
397 World 24 National Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan
Scholars 4 998 Σ H-Index 220
406 World 25 National Yokohama National University

Yokohama National University

Japan
Scholars 3 775 Σ H-Index 214
407 World 26 National Toyohashi University of Technology

Toyohashi University of Technology

Japan
Scholars 4 814 Σ H-Index 213
423 World 27 National Chubu University

Chubu University

Japan
Scholars 2 884 Σ H-Index 199
440 World 28 National Hiroshima University

Hiroshima University

Japan
Scholars 3 913 Σ H-Index 186
450 World 29 National Nagaoka University of Technology

Nagaoka University of Technology

Japan
Scholars 3 1,144 Σ H-Index 181
455 World 30 National Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 3 472 Σ H-Index 177
475 World 31 National Toyota Technological Institute

Toyota Technological Institute

Japan
Scholars 3 985 Σ H-Index 163
489 World 32 National Kyoto Institute of Technology

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 3 915 Σ H-Index 154
496 World 33 National Josai International University

Josai International University

Japan
Scholars 1 2,446 Σ H-Index 152
501 World 34 National Saga University

Saga University

Japan
Scholars 3 596 Σ H-Index 149
540 World 35 National Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Japan
Scholars 3 732 Σ H-Index 130
566 World 36 National Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Japan
Scholars 2 295 Σ H-Index 116
595 World 37 National Shibaura Institute of Technology

Shibaura Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 2 743 Σ H-Index 106
601 World 38 National Aoyama Gakuin University

Aoyama Gakuin University

Japan
Scholars 2 477 Σ H-Index 105
618 World 39 National Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Japan
Scholars 2 404 Σ H-Index 100
619 World 40 National Kansai University

Kansai University

Japan
Scholars 2 329 Σ H-Index 100
634 World 41 National Osaka Institute of Technology

Osaka Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 2 410 Σ H-Index 97
658 World 42 National Okayama University

Okayama University

Japan
Scholars 2 436 Σ H-Index 91
684 World 43 National Kyushu Institute of Technology

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 1 1,165 Σ H-Index 82
691 World 44 National Kochi University of Technology

Kochi University of Technology

Japan
Scholars 1 237 Σ H-Index 76
709 World 45 National Toin University of Yokohama

Toin University of Yokohama

Japan
Scholars 1 226 Σ H-Index 69
718 World 46 National Juntendo University

Juntendo University

Japan
Scholars 1 323 Σ H-Index 66
731 World 47 National Tohoku Institute of Technology

Tohoku Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 1 308 Σ H-Index 64
746 World 48 National Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Japan
Scholars 1 249 Σ H-Index 60
765 World 49 National Muroran Institute of Technology

Muroran Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 1 337 Σ H-Index 57
778 World 50 National Sanyo-Onoda City University

Sanyo-Onoda City University

Japan
Scholars 1 246 Σ H-Index 56
787 World 51 National Meisei University

Meisei University

Japan
Scholars 1 455 Σ H-Index 55
791 World 52 National Doshisha University

Doshisha University

Japan
Scholars 1 223 Σ H-Index 55
814 World 53 National Kanto Gakuin University

Kanto Gakuin University

Japan
Scholars 1 290 Σ H-Index 52
850 World 54 National Nihon University

Nihon University

Japan
Scholars 1 150 Σ H-Index 50
855 World 55 National Chiba University

Chiba University

Japan
Scholars 1 212 Σ H-Index 49
859 World 56 National University of Tokushima

University of Tokushima

Japan
Scholars 1 141 Σ H-Index 49
867 World 57 National University of the Ryukyus

University of the Ryukyus

Japan
Scholars 1 477 Σ H-Index 48
885 World 58 National Yamaguchi University

Yamaguchi University

Japan
Scholars 1 99 Σ H-Index 47
898 World 59 National Kindai University

Kindai University

Japan
Scholars 1 147 Σ H-Index 46
923 World 60 National Niigata University

Niigata University

Japan
Scholars 1 251 Σ H-Index 44
933 World 61 National Kanagawa University

Kanagawa University

Japan
Scholars 1 113 Σ H-Index 44
947 World 62 National Tokai University

Tokai University

Japan
Scholars 1 143 Σ H-Index 43
960 World 63 National Tohoku Gakuin University

Tohoku Gakuin University

Japan
Scholars 1 262 Σ H-Index 42
967 World 64 National University of Fukui

University of Fukui

Japan
Scholars 1 195 Σ H-Index 42
973 World 65 National Tokyo Dental College

Tokyo Dental College

Japan
Scholars 1 140 Σ H-Index 42
981 World 66 National Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Japan
Scholars 1 610 Σ H-Index 41
1007 World 67 National Kwansei Gakuin University

Kwansei Gakuin University

Japan
Scholars 1 203 Σ H-Index 40
1021 World 68 National University of Hyogo

University of Hyogo

Japan
Scholars 1 122 Σ H-Index 40

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