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The NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations contains basic information of organizations in Japan that are engaged in R&D. Although the main subjects are higher education institutions (universities, inter-university research institutes, junior colleges, and technical colleges) and public research institutions (e.g., national organizations, national research and development institutes), organizations of local governments, private companies, non-profit organizations and other organizations are also included as much as possible.

The Japanese version of this Dictionary was publicized in December 2012 at first and thereafter has been revised about once a year. The first English version was released in January 2021. Now, it is updated to “The NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations ver.2021.1_E.”

In this version in English, 15,308 primary organizations and 4,127 subsidiary organizations are recorded. Compared to the previous version (ver. 2020.1_E), 163 primary organizations and 138 subsidiary organizations are added. This dictionary will serve you as a useful information source for grasping and analyzing the actual state of R&D in Japan as well as evaluating its performance at the organization level and at the sector level.

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) introduces its key activities.

NISTEP’s key activities

The Research Organization Registry (ROR) is a registry aiming at identifying research organizations in the world and offering the metadata of those organizations (see https://ror.org/). The ROR 6.0 (December 2020) registers data for about 98,600 organizations, among which 3,711 are ones in Japan. Of these 3,711 organizations, 2,575 were associated with organizations registered in the NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations ver. 2020.1. This table includes the data of the corresponded as well as not-corresponded organizations.

The NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations contains basic information of organizations in Japan that are engaged in R&D. Although the main subjects are higher education institutions (universities, inter-university research institutes, junior colleges, and technical colleges) and public research institutions (e.g., national organizations, national research and development institutes), organizations of local governments, private companies, non-profit organizations and other organizations are also included as much as possible.

The Japanese version of this Dictionary was publicized in December 2012 at first and thereafter has been revised about once a year. This version (ver.2020.1_E) is the first English version derived from the Japanese version “The NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations ver.2020.1.” The Japanese version is available from http://doi.org/10.15108/data_rsorg001_2020_1

In this version in English (ver.2020.1_E), more than 15,000 primary organizations and nearly 4,000 subsidiary organizations are recorded. This dictionary will serve you as a useful information source for grasping and analyzing the actual state of R&D in Japan as well as evaluating its performance at the organization level and at the sector level.

NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) annually publishes “Japanese Science and Technology Indicators” which is a basic resource for systematically understanding Japan’s S&T activities based on objective and quantitative data. The latest version is “Japanese Science and Technology Indicators 2020” which was published in August 2020.

We have prepared English translation of the executive summary of the “Science and Technology Indicators 2020.”

Please follow the following links to get more information.

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) introduces both its research overview and research output on COVID-19.

NISTEP’s research overview
Researches output on COVID-19 (English abstracts are available)

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) annually publishes “Japanese Science and Technology Indicators” which is a basic resource for systematically understanding Japan’s S&T activities based on objective and quantitative data. The latest version is “Japanese Science and Technology Indicators 2019” which was published in August 2019.

We have prepared English translation of the executive summary of the “Science and Technology Indicators 2019.”

Please follow the following links to get more information.