University of Tsukuba Japan
The University of Tsukuba is located in the suburbs of Tokyo, in the heart of Tsukuba Science City, Japan's largest " Science City " with 29 national and other research and educational institutions and approximately 150 private research institutes and companies. The University of Tsukuba operates based on the principle of "a university open to all.
The University of Tsukuba aims to cross the borders that separate a variety of organizations, such as those between nations, research institutions, and fields of study. The University’s network is expanding globally. In particular, the University has entered into ten campus-in-campus arrangements with universities in eight countries and regions, thereby promoting close cooperative relationships between education and research. At present, the University hosts more than 2,300 study abroad students from more than 110 countries and regions.
Collaboration is essential to achieve high-quality outcomes with limited resources. As an example, the University is actively engaged in an exchange of talent and joint research that goes beyond the conventional university framework at nationwide joint-use institutes that encompass the four fields of computational science, marine science, plant science, and plasma research.
The Research and Development Centers are part of the University’s quest to pursue research and innovation that result in benefits for society. Externally funded, twelve centers have been established as industry-university-government partnerships for joint research in areas of high demand from the community.
The University is also proactively engaging in the support of venture corporations. Thus far, a total of 184 companies have originated from the University of Tsukuba.
A frontrunner in university reform in Japan, the University is creating a flexible education and research structure as well as a university system to meet the needs of the next generation. It aspires to be a comprehensive university, continuously meeting new challenges and developing new areas. The foremost mission of a university is to provide an environment that allows future leaders to realize their full potential. The University gives students the opportunity to develop their individuality and skills through an education that is backed by cutting-edge research.
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Date range: 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Tsukuba published between 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||11||2.30|
Share output for the past 5 years
Highlight of the month
Sea-urchin larvae go into reverse in strong light
© Roland Birke/Photodisc/Getty Images
The larvae of sea urchin start swimming backwards on exposure to strong light — a finding that fills in a missing piece in how light-responsive systems developed in animals.
Almost all living organisms react to light in some way. In advanced animals, the response is mediated via the central nervous system to muscles. In contrast, many microscopic aquatic organisms use hair-like cilia to move in response to light.
The cilia-based response is thought to have developed first, but it has been difficult to measure cilia responses in organisms having both cilia and muscles because muscles tend to be much stronger than cilia.
Now, five researchers, all from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, have found that sea urchin larvae use their cilia to swim backwards when they are illuminated by strong light.
This finding will help scientists better understand how light-responsive tissues developed in animals, the researchers say.
- PLoS Genetics 18, e1010033 (2022). doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010033
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Date range: 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022
International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 36.12% Domestic
- 63.88% International
Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (173 total)
University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
University of Tsukuba5.21National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)8.18
University of Tsukuba and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
University of Tsukuba4.33The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)7.93
University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
University of Tsukuba3.66National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)7.94
University of Tsukuba and RIKEN
University of Tsukuba4.37RIKEN4.93
University of Tsukuba and Kyoto University
University of Tsukuba2.63Kyoto University2.68
University of Tsukuba and Osaka University
University of Tsukuba1.01Osaka University2.84
University of Tsukuba and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
University of Tsukuba1.90High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)1.71
University of Tsukuba and Tohoku University
University of Tsukuba1.47Tohoku University2.09
University of Tsukuba and Nagoya University
University of Tsukuba1.37Nagoya University1.59
University of Tsukuba and Hokkaido University
University of Tsukuba1.00Hokkaido University1.86
Top 10 international collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (815 total)
University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
University of Tsukuba0.27National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)4.16
University of Tsukuba and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
University of Tsukuba1.85French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)2.33
University of Tsukuba and Nanjing University (NJU)
University of Tsukuba1.63Nanjing University (NJU)1.95
University of Tsukuba and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
University of Tsukuba0.27European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)3.20
University of Tsukuba and Max Planck Society
University of Tsukuba1.24Max Planck Society2.30
University of Tsukuba and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
University of Tsukuba1.11Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres1.97
University of Tsukuba and National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI)
University of Tsukuba0.38National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI)1.58
University of Tsukuba and Goethe University Frankfurt (GU)
University of Tsukuba0.23Goethe University Frankfurt (GU)1.63
University of Tsukuba and Aarhus University (AU)
University of Tsukuba0.39Aarhus University (AU)1.46
University of Tsukuba and University of Oxford
University of Tsukuba0.63University of Oxford1.10
University of Tsukuba
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ALICE Collaboration
- CDF Collaboration
- Expedition 302 Scientists
- Expedition 343 Scientists
- Japanese Association for Marine Biology (JAMBIO)
- Multiproxy Approach for the Reconstruction of the Glacial Ocean Surface (MARGO)
- PHENIX Collaboration
- The ATLAS Collaboration
- University of Tsukuba-NIMS Advanced Electronic Materials Group
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