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Okayama University ranked 15th in Japan, 437th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 165 research topics. Okayama University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 64,779 academic publications and 1,020,792 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 6 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#437 of 14,131 In the World
#63 of 5,830 In Asia
#15 of 719 In Japan
#1 of 8 In Okayama
#90 of 2,109 For Dentistry
#93 of 1,348 For Robotics
#112 of 1,911 For Orthodontics
#1264 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#681 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 162 other topics

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Biology rankings

Okayama University ranked 15th for Biology in Japan and 250th in the World with 47,402 publications made and 871,642 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Paleontology, Oncology and Cancer research.

Biology ranking Location
#15 of 517 In Japan
#40 of 2,784 In Asia
#250 of 6,663 In the World

Okayama University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 683 2355
1991 777 2757
1992 803 3361
1993 800 3168
1994 777 3641
1995 723 3919
1996 771 4380
1997 844 4972
1998 890 5823
1999 931 6544
2000 1008 7913
2001 1068 9067
2002 1058 10226
2003 1125 12403
2004 1218 13740
2005 1315 16384
2006 1212 18687
2007 1238 21191
2008 1266 23208
2009 1317 25429
2010 1297 28383
2011 1291 31303
2012 1335 36106
2013 1435 38769
2014 1413 40139
2015 1339 42951
2016 1454 43700
2017 1478 46054
2018 1476 44600
2019 1535 49141
2020 1651 56324
2021 1870 69746
2022 1679 67991

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Horticulture 7 28 125
Molecular Biology 13 24 154
Oncology and Cancer research 13 36 161
Botany 9 26 181
Pharmacology 6 32 186
Entomology 8 17 203
Genetics 14 31 208
Immunology 14 32 208
Biochemistry 15 39 211
Biophysics 12 28 217
Neuroscience 9 20 218
Agricultural Science 8 53 235
Microbiology 13 38 251
Biotechnology 14 41 264
Nutrition and Food Science 13 73 272
Virology 12 46 279
Toxicology 7 69 308
Astrobiology 12 50 310
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 20 52 335
Paleontology 13 58 338
Animal Science 12 63 370
Zoology 17 51 418
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 20 87 457
Evolutionary Biology 18 83 499
Nanotechnology 28 208 549
Forestry 20 174 731

Chemistry rankings

Okayama University ranked 15th for Chemistry in Japan and 259th in the World with 42,632 publications made and 810,915 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#15 of 480 In Japan
#58 of 2,710 In Asia
#259 of 6,327 In the World

Okayama University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 628 2393
1991 708 2789
1992 715 3375
1993 677 3057
1994 702 3590
1995 635 3710
1996 722 4215
1997 755 4721
1998 835 5580
1999 853 6210
2000 965 7428
2001 1034 8563
2002 1040 9470
2003 1118 11327
2004 1209 12838
2005 1284 15256
2006 1208 16988
2007 1247 19498
2008 1282 21447
2009 1238 23548
2010 1248 26101
2011 1252 28599
2012 1243 32850
2013 1317 35195
2014 1277 36497
2015 1226 38636
2016 1341 38599
2017 1345 40851
2018 1325 40070
2019 1289 44054
2020 1394 49775
2021 1520 61235
2022 1269 58404

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Pharmacy 12 34 140
Radiochemistry 9 81 148
Petrology and Geochemistry 8 28 187
Biochemistry 15 39 211
Inorganic Chemistry 15 79 224
Organic Chemistry 15 70 252
Nutrition and Food Science 13 73 272
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 27 103 344
Materials Science 17 118 364
Environmental Chemistry 21 112 392
Physical chemistry 18 147 396
Chemical Engineering 23 189 451
Nanotechnology 28 208 549
Biochemical Engineering 13 143 581
Computational Chemistry 24 151 597

Medicine rankings

Okayama University ranked 10th for Medicine in Japan and 236th in the World with 38,153 publications made and 624,443 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Surgery, Immunology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine, Psychiatry.

Medicine ranking Location
#10 of 507 In Japan
#32 of 2,743 In Asia
#236 of 6,552 In the World

Okayama University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 540 1478
1991 606 1849
1992 655 2255
1993 655 2154
1994 631 2456
1995 565 2687
1996 610 3104
1997 651 3518
1998 721 4170
1999 692 4603
2000 756 5519
2001 821 6326
2002 816 7433
2003 840 8653
2004 944 9662
2005 1008 11656
2006 886 13462
2007 932 15300
2008 973 16790
2009 1000 18400
2010 943 20114
2011 1018 22337
2012 1094 26036
2013 1089 27327
2014 1111 28761
2015 1040 31297
2016 1173 31322
2017 1212 32748
2018 1219 31318
2019 1316 34474
2020 1397 39735
2021 1629 49998
2022 1430 49660

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Dentistry 7 15 90
Orthodontics 8 18 112
Pharmacy 12 34 140
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 17 36 143
Radiation Therapy 12 34 151
Oncology and Cancer research 13 36 161
Anatomy and Physiology 12 21 175
Cardiology 13 25 185
Pharmacology 6 32 186
Urology 12 25 187
Neurosurgery 17 42 193
Anesthesiology 10 23 197
Surgery 11 32 198
Immunology 14 32 208
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 16 37 219
Pathology 10 34 232
Dermatology 16 38 234
Ophthalmology 18 43 248
Psychiatry 9 30 268
Optometry 14 39 272
Biomedical Engineering 12 65 279
Virology 12 46 279
Toxicology 7 69 308
Respiratory Therapy 18 50 311
Cosmetology 16 74 318
Pediatrics 10 50 324
Audiology 15 40 358
Public Health 10 46 396
Medical Physics 21 58 418
Family medicine 14 61 437
Clinical Psychology 4 35 460
Sonography and Ultrasound 51 134 475
Critical Care Nursing 21 78 486
Physical Therapy 19 72 492
Occupational Therapy 17 69 494
Epidemiology 19 92 503
Plastic Surgery 31 125 506
Sports Medicine 27 81 566
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 22 128 652
Health Science 13 95 654
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 18 94 670
Gerontology 19 81 681
Forensic Science 23 166 702
Sports / Exercise science 23 96 717
Nursing 12 103 745
Healthcare Management (MHA) 12 102 749
Veterinary 33 306 892

Engineering rankings

Okayama University ranked 16th for Engineering in Japan and 432nd in the World with 27,605 publications made and 402,047 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#16 of 492 In Japan
#121 of 2,776 In Asia
#432 of 6,555 In the World

Okayama University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 321 1345
1991 354 1449
1992 440 1709
1993 397 1521
1994 395 1897
1995 361 1755
1996 420 2125
1997 440 2372
1998 442 2563
1999 476 2907
2000 557 3470
2001 622 3921
2002 663 4522
2003 749 5244
2004 806 6431
2005 811 7416
2006 836 8535
2007 833 9878
2008 877 10943
2009 849 12385
2010 881 13396
2011 958 15072
2012 920 17192
2013 934 18519
2014 902 19540
2015 930 21399
2016 990 21606
2017 959 22630
2018 948 21948
2019 974 24556
2020 986 27786
2021 1088 33649
2022 902 32059

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Engineering.

Physics rankings

Okayama University ranked 17th for Physics in Japan and 422nd in the World with 26,542 publications made and 404,339 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#17 of 488 In Japan
#112 of 2,752 In Asia
#422 of 6,484 In the World

Okayama University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 340 1417
1991 361 1478
1992 422 1661
1993 397 1503
1994 384 1847
1995 365 1853
1996 418 2205
1997 424 2347
1998 455 2599
1999 465 2919
2000 552 3519
2001 613 4084
2002 650 4538
2003 708 5215
2004 753 6393
2005 774 7425
2006 803 8412
2007 813 9883
2008 850 10778
2009 816 12068
2010 836 13149
2011 872 14563
2012 848 17010
2013 881 18176
2014 849 18867
2015 873 20638
2016 950 21062
2017 929 22112
2018 853 21598
2019 888 23518
2020 949 26590
2021 1048 32528
2022 823 30383

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Biophysics 12 28 217
Applied/Engineering Physics 15 90 250
Astrobiology 12 50 310
Materials Science 17 118 364
Condensed Matter Physics 25 109 365
Acoustical Engineering 16 96 373
Nuclear Physics 21 80 384
Medical Physics 21 58 418
Quantum and Particle physics 19 131 483
Optical Engineering 21 135 497
Astrophysics and Astronomy 19 103 504
Atomic and Molecular physics 27 106 509
Nanotechnology 28 208 549
Theoretical Physics 32 198 786

Environmental Science rankings

Okayama University ranked 14th for Environmental Science in Japan and 438th in the World with 20,089 publications made and 346,012 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Paleontology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#14 of 492 In Japan
#89 of 2,777 In Asia
#438 of 6,683 In the World

Okayama University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 269 1176
1991 288 1197
1992 305 1432
1993 308 1307
1994 297 1524
1995 266 1622
1996 320 1818
1997 359 2011
1998 330 2226
1999 387 2426
2000 451 3054
2001 475 3497
2002 467 3830
2003 522 4861
2004 524 5625
2005 591 6479
2006 580 7203
2007 586 8299
2008 602 9272
2009 610 10309
2010 606 11592
2011 599 12937
2012 646 14898
2013 717 16751
2014 664 16837
2015 661 17993
2016 648 18765
2017 650 19156
2018 635 19173
2019 688 21580
2020 694 24758
2021 795 31166
2022 711 29971

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 8 28 187
Agricultural Science 8 53 235
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 20 52 335
Paleontology 13 58 338
Earth science and Geophysics 15 86 354
Environmental Engineering 12 126 383
Environmental Chemistry 21 112 392
Geology 13 81 400
Mining Engineering 11 136 403
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 20 120 434
Ecology 14 96 497
Oceanography 17 121 508
Geotechnical Engineering 20 165 516
Environmental Management 14 181 605
Hydrology and Water resources management 16 226 669
Geography and Cartography 18 153 706
Forestry 20 174 731

Computer Science rankings

Okayama University ranked 15th for Computer Science in Japan and 475th in the World with 17,718 publications made and 245,183 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Telecommunications, Computer Vision, Machine Learning.

Computer Science ranking Location
#15 of 497 In Japan
#103 of 2,768 In Asia
#475 of 6,597 In the World

Okayama University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 238 791
1991 237 923
1992 255 1123
1993 254 1085
1994 219 1318
1995 245 1473
1996 276 1588
1997 258 1686
1998 272 1994
1999 284 2034
2000 326 2367
2001 365 2780
2002 387 3375
2003 423 3877
2004 483 4427
2005 502 4994
2006 445 6033
2007 470 6889
2008 507 7438
2009 543 8107
2010 555 9068
2011 604 9715
2012 586 11687
2013 594 11818
2014 558 12216
2015 576 13769
2016 614 14258
2017 658 14702
2018 693 14674
2019 690 16283
2020 734 18785
2021 831 23252
2022 758 24036

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Robotics 12 33 93
Neuroscience 9 20 218
Computer Graphics 17 99 394
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 20 87 457
Computer Engineering 20 153 486
Telecommunications 23 194 622
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 23 166 623
Computer Vision 26 178 631
Library and Information science 22 80 683
Cognitive Science 23 173 730
Computer Networking 26 222 737
Blockchain and Cryptography 26 246 741
Web Design and Development 22 256 816
Animation 40 285 831
Human-Computer Interaction 39 199 847
Machine Learning 24 261 854
Cyber Security 22 255 870
Computational Linguistics 37 272 903
UX/UI Desgin 48 304 988
Software Engineering 23 226 989
Data Science 26 290 1154
Multimedia 36 294 1154
Management Information Systems 42 716 2220

Psychology rankings

Okayama University ranked 10th for Psychology in Japan and 340th in the World with 13,424 publications made and 211,747 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#10 of 475 In Japan
#42 of 2,647 In Asia
#340 of 6,353 In the World

Okayama University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 216 732
1991 228 866
1992 239 1047
1993 256 1041
1994 216 1182
1995 218 1368
1996 213 1438
1997 226 1541
1998 237 1672
1999 234 1720
2000 295 2084
2001 289 2366
2002 294 2874
2003 311 3266
2004 367 3652
2005 345 4140
2006 290 4849
2007 314 5428
2008 335 6004
2009 360 6319
2010 345 6683
2011 398 7427
2012 388 8627
2013 372 8792
2014 356 9203
2015 359 10218
2016 390 10740
2017 432 11047
2018 453 10869
2019 465 11808
2020 551 13292
2021 566 16504
2022 558 17509

The following table provides academic rankings for Okayama University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Neuroscience 9 20 218
Psychiatry 9 30 268
Clinical Psychology 4 35 460
Occupational Therapy 17 69 494
Child Psychology 8 35 496
Cognitive Science 23 173 730
Social Psychology 17 116 767
Sexology 5 57 783
Education Majors 17 211 1051

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Okayama University

Speciality Japan Asia World Rank
Demography 10 38 373
Painting and Drawing 14 92 478
Sculpture 14 92 478
Illustration and Concept Art 14 97 499
Linguistics 18 103 527
Management 18 148 635
Fashion Design 20 126 664
Aesthetics 17 113 666
Statistics 17 156 669
Sociology 13 80 681
Philosophy 15 93 681
Tax Law 14 125 692
Art & Design 18 129 722
Mathematics 17 176 729
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 15 114 768
Genealogy 21 79 809
Classics and Ancient History 15 128 818
Business 17 175 821
Law 15 147 837
Finance 21 201 903
Archaeology 19 218 915
Graphic Design 25 261 939
Political Science 15 146 942
Occupational Safety and Health 26 192 945
History 20 209 959
Gender Studies 10 79 970
Law Enforcement 7 141 972
Agricultural Economics 31 368 992
Applied Mathematics 32 343 1064
Marketing 19 262 1086
Photography 56 273 1098
Economics 21 255 1115
Development Studies 19 258 1145
Literature 22 256 1168
Investment Banking and Stock trading 23 354 1204
International Economics 26 268 1207
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 27 349 1266
International Trade 29 281 1279
Anthropology 18 233 1296
International Business 31 330 1387
Math Teachers 27 353 1460
Advertising 40 435 1573
Accounting 32 492 1744
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 29 408 1758