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The University of Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, 19th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 1-3 across 11 research topics. The University of Tokyo ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 352,441 academic publications and 8,629,585 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 911 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#19 of 14,131 In the World
#1 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 719 In Japan
#1 of 84 In Tokyo
#1 of 3,416 For Nuclear Physics
#1 of 2,870 For Condensed Matter Physics
#1 of 2,884 For Inorganic Chemistry
#4 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#84 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3 For 8 other topics

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Chemistry rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Chemistry in Japan and 3rd in the World with 227,676 publications made and 6,436,783 citations received. Main research topics: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#1 of 480 In Japan
#1 of 2,710 In Asia
#3 of 6,327 In the World

University of Tokyo
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 2582 26812
1991 2688 29729
1992 2925 33169
1993 3096 33708
1994 3226 37801
1995 3351 39709
1996 3929 44831
1997 4315 51168
1998 4366 60418
1999 4584 68950
2000 4810 75883
2001 5079 85253
2002 5362 92923
2003 5549 103481
2004 5818 114422
2005 5810 131634
2006 6505 143619
2007 6797 158625
2008 6271 170803
2009 6606 186900
2010 6757 201304
2011 6644 223400
2012 6763 242697
2013 6963 263394
2014 7207 276625
2015 7052 287494
2016 7126 296984
2017 7280 315474
2018 7234 316771
2019 7694 346877
2020 8125 389131
2021 8990 480879
2022 7400 447274

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

Biology rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Biology in Japan and 11th in the World with 209,856 publications made and 6,020,827 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Immunology, Nanotechnology.

Biology ranking Location
#1 of 517 In Japan
#1 of 2,784 In Asia
#11 of 6,663 In the World

University of Tokyo
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 2203 21237
1991 2312 24190
1992 2428 30130
1993 2605 27877
1994 2672 31856
1995 2851 34037
1996 3275 38731
1997 3669 44239
1998 3765 52282
1999 3983 60573
2000 4124 67523
2001 4363 75993
2002 4691 84708
2003 4840 95171
2004 5183 104959
2005 5189 119531
2006 5853 133476
2007 6180 148558
2008 5848 162301
2009 6095 178894
2010 6368 193811
2011 6282 214773
2012 6438 236755
2013 6816 257307
2014 7133 270423
2015 7027 281909
2016 6944 289193
2017 7220 310082
2018 7209 310982
2019 7776 342232
2020 8260 389972
2021 9564 486867
2022 8188 456251

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

Physics rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Physics in Japan and 4th in the World with 204,168 publications made and 4,834,986 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#1 of 488 In Japan
#1 of 2,752 In Asia
#4 of 6,484 In the World

University of Tokyo
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 2008 21479
1991 2180 23604
1992 2398 26104
1993 2529 25701
1994 2651 28259
1995 2613 28345
1996 3151 32791
1997 3362 35399
1998 3493 40624
1999 3571 45562
2000 3886 50342
2001 4141 57431
2002 4629 61879
2003 4870 70882
2004 4951 78900
2005 5083 92332
2006 5867 102057
2007 6084 113695
2008 5725 122659
2009 5955 135305
2010 6360 144493
2011 6177 164093
2012 6341 177731
2013 6678 197965
2014 6969 209167
2015 6799 220933
2016 6926 232507
2017 6942 247750
2018 7238 260426
2019 7471 283501
2020 8057 323126
2021 8718 398739
2022 7092 359792

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

Engineering rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Engineering in Japan and 5th in the World with 200,503 publications made and 4,515,691 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#1 of 492 In Japan
#1 of 2,776 In Asia
#5 of 6,555 In the World

University of Tokyo
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 1919 18894
1991 2067 20774
1992 2252 23581
1993 2402 22972
1994 2537 25119
1995 2488 25486
1996 3019 29750
1997 3247 32267
1998 3324 36879
1999 3433 41402
2000 3790 45630
2001 4135 51844
2002 4621 56755
2003 4836 64531
2004 4911 72094
2005 5104 85101
2006 5930 94514
2007 6176 105843
2008 5710 114625
2009 6043 127700
2010 6415 138982
2011 6261 156918
2012 6416 170715
2013 6646 190044
2014 6828 200775
2015 6767 210846
2016 6938 222396
2017 6977 236850
2018 7252 246352
2019 7628 272115
2020 8128 309865
2021 8701 384393
2022 7254 350952

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

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Environmental Science in Japan and 15th in the World with 126,519 publications made and 2,811,080 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#1 of 492 In Japan
#1 of 2,777 In Asia
#15 of 6,683 In the World

University of Tokyo
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 1223 10229
1991 1277 11861
1992 1295 14327
1993 1438 13226
1994 1474 14441
1995 1457 14780
1996 1669 16182
1997 1924 18269
1998 2056 20996
1999 2051 23743
2000 2272 26653
2001 2473 30138
2002 2800 33924
2003 3116 40488
2004 3090 44689
2005 3202 50733
2006 3366 57441
2007 3468 65190
2008 3442 70994
2009 3764 81155
2010 3906 87494
2011 3793 98059
2012 3926 109857
2013 4292 123728
2014 4295 128601
2015 4423 136353
2016 4457 140782
2017 4539 149277
2018 4696 155440
2019 4979 174464
2020 5375 199337
2021 6098 253083
2022 5211 238072

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

Medicine rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Medicine in Japan and 38th in the World with 119,287 publications made and 3,275,067 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Immunology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology and Nuclear medicine.

Medicine ranking Location
#1 of 507 In Japan
#1 of 2,743 In Asia
#38 of 6,552 In the World

University of Tokyo
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 1200 10424
1991 1205 11733
1992 1313 16451
1993 1345 13303
1994 1471 15380
1995 1608 17468
1996 1813 20169
1997 2014 23011
1998 2043 27864
1999 2266 32851
2000 2324 37555
2001 2443 41538
2002 2558 46875
2003 2572 52158
2004 2698 57443
2005 2826 65992
2006 2993 73283
2007 3207 80997
2008 3141 88633
2009 3267 97039
2010 3517 106075
2011 3689 116573
2012 3767 130543
2013 4048 140418
2014 4196 149966
2015 4259 159737
2016 4194 162518
2017 4401 175370
2018 4421 170669
2019 4623 191215
2020 5201 221079
2021 6203 282568
2022 5435 272978

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

Computer Science rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Computer Science in Japan and 30th in the World with 115,826 publications made and 2,425,425 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Telecommunications, Machine Learning.

Computer Science ranking Location
#1 of 497 In Japan
#2 of 2,768 In Asia
#30 of 6,597 In the World

University of Tokyo
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 885 8098
1991 939 9257
1992 974 12943
1993 1072 10146
1994 1143 11633
1995 1197 12548
1996 1515 14969
1997 1562 15448
1998 1588 18418
1999 1789 21298
2000 1935 23359
2001 2176 27337
2002 2484 30691
2003 2607 35729
2004 2795 41173
2005 2823 46477
2006 3190 53478
2007 3531 58098
2008 3451 63712
2009 3717 72573
2010 4177 79911
2011 3946 88908
2012 4052 100035
2013 4180 109682
2014 4257 116260
2015 4201 120957
2016 4394 127878
2017 4578 139210
2018 4880 147649
2019 5299 166119
2020 5734 196692
2021 6389 247004
2022 5422 230171

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

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Japan and 75th in the World with 81,035 publications made and 1,513,662 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Linguistics, History, Law.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#1 of 514 In Japan
#2 of 2,813 In Asia
#75 of 6,939 In the World

University of Tokyo
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 606 5180
1991 627 5731
1992 644 7720
1993 703 6311
1994 774 7048
1995 843 7609
1996 931 9004
1997 947 8842
1998 1008 10546
1999 1130 12252
2000 1284 13567
2001 1377 15385
2002 1550 17543
2003 1723 20267
2004 1829 23510
2005 1837 26802
2006 2032 30298
2007 2254 34961
2008 2234 38134
2009 2517 43268
2010 2715 48081
2011 2601 53129
2012 2711 60236
2013 2836 67404
2014 2978 72711
2015 3104 77133
2016 3057 80189
2017 3384 85687
2018 3501 90805
2019 3716 103185
2020 4200 124935
2021 4830 160263
2022 4169 149085

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tokyo in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Psychology rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Psychology in Japan and 68th in the World with 51,576 publications made and 1,253,525 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#1 of 475 In Japan
#2 of 2,647 In Asia
#68 of 6,353 In the World

University of Tokyo
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 444 4502
1991 462 5217
1992 516 8807
1993 542 5913
1994 575 6969
1995 635 7480
1996 696 9451
1997 763 9308
1998 749 11143
1999 860 12758
2000 852 14056
2001 985 16043
2002 1019 17658
2003 1118 19998
2004 1157 21901
2005 1140 24440
2006 1292 27446
2007 1464 30491
2008 1355 32430
2009 1564 36303
2010 1701 38518
2011 1763 43082
2012 1662 49414
2013 1838 52999
2014 1879 56771
2015 1965 59610
2016 1893 61354
2017 2003 67753
2018 2076 68027
2019 2291 76302
2020 2522 91472
2021 2942 118123
2022 2597 111309

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

Psychology subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Neuroscience 1 1 35
Cognitive Science 1 4 59
Psychiatry 1 2 82
Social Psychology 1 5 98
Education Majors 1 8 129
Child Psychology 1 6 182
Occupational Therapy 6 21 219
Clinical Psychology 1 8 219
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 14 248
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 1 43 324
Special Education 6 32 570
Sexology 3 32 613

Mathematics rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Mathematics in Japan and 52nd in the World with 42,695 publications made and 805,829 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers.

Mathematics ranking Location
#1 of 417 In Japan
#5 of 2,612 In Asia
#52 of 6,132 In the World

University of Tokyo
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 266 2405
1991 289 2531
1992 285 2786
1993 350 3031
1994 357 3331
1995 376 3397
1996 472 4160
1997 453 4119
1998 465 4673
1999 527 5193
2000 606 6003
2001 713 6724
2002 751 7802
2003 833 8798
2004 881 10349
2005 894 12138
2006 979 14044
2007 1173 15394
2008 1260 17211
2009 1383 20021
2010 1515 22225
2011 1515 25251
2012 1537 28545
2013 1644 32685
2014 1705 35953
2015 1809 38426
2016 1873 40980
2017 1873 44465
2018 1936 45917
2019 2136 54307
2020 2441 63688
2021 2889 85261
2022 2483 80940

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tokyo in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Applied Mathematics 1 6 39
Statistics 1 4 50
Blockchain and Cryptography 1 23 84
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 6 89
Operations Research 1 36 123
Actuarial Science 1 13 147
Math Teachers 1 24 209

Business rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Business in Japan and 72nd in the World with 28,275 publications made and 442,206 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#1 of 350 In Japan
#7 of 2,509 In Asia
#72 of 6,002 In the World

University of Tokyo
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 168 1298
1991 206 1384
1992 237 2027
1993 270 1727
1994 280 2011
1995 273 2054
1996 321 2684
1997 330 2366
1998 322 2815
1999 350 3291
2000 432 3488
2001 521 4206
2002 553 4907
2003 648 5618
2004 672 6563
2005 696 7491
2006 865 8239
2007 857 9417
2008 885 10562
2009 1045 12562
2010 1110 13839
2011 993 15445
2012 1028 17093
2013 1118 18737
2014 1137 20647
2015 1059 21024
2016 1118 22184
2017 1178 23341
2018 1233 24714
2019 1317 29283
2020 1402 34604
2021 1615 46019
2022 1502 41764

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tokyo in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Economics in Japan and 84th in the World with 18,989 publications made and 325,433 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Environmental Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#1 of 308 In Japan
#5 of 2,385 In Asia
#84 of 5,789 In the World

University of Tokyo
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 113 910
1991 125 925
1992 149 1348
1993 150 1115
1994 169 1375
1995 186 1298
1996 180 1524
1997 200 1454
1998 219 1790
1999 217 2082
2000 276 2255
2001 309 2725
2002 319 3126
2003 418 3716
2004 445 4325
2005 429 4995
2006 443 5543
2007 512 6244
2008 535 6794
2009 663 8332
2010 693 9170
2011 653 10305
2012 690 11505
2013 715 12679
2014 768 14289
2015 726 15143
2016 807 16273
2017 922 17420
2018 880 18158
2019 947 21552
2020 1092 25887
2021 1230 35247
2022 1047 32367

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tokyo in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

The University of Tokyo ranked 1st for Art & Design in Japan and 44th in the World with 16,153 publications made and 237,795 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Computer Graphics, Literature, Aesthetics, Multimedia.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#1 of 306 In Japan
#3 of 2,183 In Asia
#44 of 5,426 In the World

University of Tokyo
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 126 1020
1991 125 1074
1992 124 1823
1993 140 1033
1994 151 1200
1995 147 1305
1996 182 1650
1997 185 1392
1998 221 1703
1999 233 2056
2000 265 2161
2001 322 2630
2002 366 2975
2003 402 3610
2004 443 3958
2005 464 4613
2006 547 5277
2007 547 6038
2008 544 6589
2009 523 7339
2010 576 8182
2011 556 9140
2012 572 9811
2013 560 10491
2014 598 11583
2015 568 11769
2016 636 12508
2017 598 13177
2018 652 13531
2019 695 15634
2020 711 18622
2021 797 22243
2022 758 19818

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Tokyo in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Japan ranking Asia ranking World rank
Computer Graphics 1 1 9
Photography 1 1 9
Animation 1 4 15
Game Design and Development 1 1 16
UX/UI Desgin 1 4 29
Aesthetics 1 1 41
Fashion Design 1 3 46
Performing arts 1 2 51
Multimedia 1 4 54
Literature 1 3 59
Music 1 3 69
Architecture 1 14 77
Painting and Drawing 3 5 77
Sculpture 3 5 77
Illustration and Concept Art 3 5 82
Singing and Vocal Performance 3 9 93
Landscape Architecture 2 14 95
Graphic Design 1 10 99
Interior Design 2 20 111
Art History 1 4 153
Entertainment Industry Business 1 15 239
Cinematography 1 13 330
Creative Writing 1 20 409