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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 English version has also revised since its release in January 2021. Now, it is updated to “The NISTEP Dictionary of Names of Universities and Public Organizations ver.2022.2_E.”
 In this version in English, 15,619 primary organizations and 4,625 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.

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 2022” which was published in August 2022.

We have prepared English translation of the executive summary of the “Science and Technology Indicators 2022.”
Please follow the following links to get more information.

 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.”

 In this version in English, 15,573 primary organizations and 4,254 subsidiary organizations are recorded. Compared to the previous version (ver. 2021.1), 265 primary organizations and 127 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) has launched a 5-year annual survey (Labo-Panel Survey) targeting on 3,600 faculty members of Japanese universities in natural sciences for collecting information on their laboratories/groups and research activities.

We have prepared an English translation of the summary of the survey report, which is the initial report of the survey, discussing basic findings from it. The report summary contains quantitative analysis results on university faculties themselves, their laboratories/groups, and their research projects.

Please follow the link below for the details:

  • Link to the report
  • 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 2021” which was published in August 2021.

    We have prepared English translation of the executive summary of the “Science and Technology Indicators 2021.”

    Please follow the following links to get more information.

  • Digest of Japanese Science and Technology Indicators 2021
  • 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