University of Tsukuba Japan

Overview

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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Research

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Tsukuba published between 1 July 2021 - 30 June 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.

Article Count and Share for University of Tsukuba
Count Share
229 45.56

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
129 14.86
44 17.46
57 12.46
11 2.45

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
40.09 39.56 54.92 50.62 49.75

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Highlight of the month

One way antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria

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How a potentially pathogenic bacterium conveys resistance to some antibiotics to its neighbours has been revealed for the first time.

Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, lives in the noses of about 30% of people. Usually harmless, it can cause a range of diseases ranging from fairly minor skin infections to life-threatening pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis.

Worryingly, infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat due to rising levels of antibiotic resistance.

There has been evidence that S. aureus exchanges genetic material with neighbours that imparts antibiotic resistance, but it wasn’t clear exactly how it did this.

Now, a team led by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan has observed transfer of the genetic material between bacteria growing in a biofilm via a two-component system.

This finding will be helpful for informing strategies for preventing the exchange of the genetic material. In particular, stopping biofilms from forming will help.

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References

  1. Nature Communications 13, 2477 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29877-2

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 33.64% Domestic
  • 66.36% International

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Top 10 domestic collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (106 total)

  1. University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) (13.20)
    University of Tsukuba5.74
    National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)7.46
  2. University of Tsukuba and RIKEN (10.32)
    University of Tsukuba3.93
    RIKEN6.39
  3. University of Tsukuba and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) (10.58)
    University of Tsukuba3.66
    The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)6.92
  4. University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (9.62)
    University of Tsukuba3.75
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)5.87
  5. University of Tsukuba and Kyoto University (5.44)
    University of Tsukuba2.00
    Kyoto University3.44
  6. University of Tsukuba and Osaka University (4.15)
    University of Tsukuba1.56
    Osaka University2.59
  7. University of Tsukuba and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) (3.41)
    University of Tsukuba2.08
    High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)1.34
  8. University of Tsukuba and Nagoya University (3.30)
    University of Tsukuba1.52
    Nagoya University1.78
  9. University of Tsukuba and Tohoku University (3.16)
    University of Tsukuba1.34
    Tohoku University1.82
  10. University of Tsukuba and Keio University (3.12)
    University of Tsukuba1.41
    Keio University1.71

Top 10 international collaborators with University of Tsukuba by Share (735 total)

  1. University of Tsukuba and National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) (4.80)
    University of Tsukuba0.29
    National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)4.51
  2. University of Tsukuba and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (4.70)
    University of Tsukuba2.30
    French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)2.40
  3. University of Tsukuba and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (3.77)
    University of Tsukuba0.29
    European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)3.48
  4. University of Tsukuba and Nanjing University (NJU) (2.81)
    University of Tsukuba1.34
    Nanjing University (NJU)1.48
  5. University of Tsukuba and Max Planck Society (2.65)
    University of Tsukuba1.21
    Max Planck Society1.43
  6. University of Tsukuba and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (2.58)
    University of Tsukuba0.69
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres1.89
  7. University of Tsukuba and Stanford University (2.48)
    University of Tsukuba0.21
    Stanford University2.27
  8. University of Tsukuba and National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI) (2.19)
    University of Tsukuba0.43
    National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI)1.76
  9. University of Tsukuba and Tianjin University (TJU) (2.15)
    University of Tsukuba0.80
    Tianjin University (TJU)1.36
  10. University of Tsukuba and University of Oxford (2.09)
    University of Tsukuba0.60
    University of Oxford1.49

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