||Hiroyasu NOMURA, Masafumi MAEDA, and Yoshitaka MITSUDA,
Masamitsu NEGISHI, Morio SHIBAYAMA, Masaki NISHIZAWA, Yuan SUN, and Kunihiro SHIGI
||The system of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan is one of the oldest ones, which is the funding system for researchers belonging to universities and institutes in Japan. The fund was allotted to each researcher by peer review under the application for their own research project.
The total number of adoption subjects of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from 1998 to 2002 has summed up for each university and institute on the individual research fields. The purpose of this report is to be the ranking of adoption subjects as an index of the research activities of each university and institute.
This is the third report for the research fields of medical science, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing. As for other research fields, the first report on law, economics, and literature and second report on science, engineering and agriculture were already published, and other consecutive reports will be continuously published.
These research fields are not only important for practical medical treatments, but also to promote the welfare of our life. Therefore, the 34% of this fund are allotted to this research field. There are many public and private medical universities in Japan. This report for the field of medical science, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing will clarify the role of each university in each research field.
On the whole, the large-scale national universities which were imperial universities under the old system of higher education were generally in a higher rank every field, but general aspect of the ranking of this field is completely different from that of cultures, science and engineering. Many private and medical universities advanced in the ranking of middle part in the fiftieth. In each sub-field in details, the research characteristics of universities and institutes have been clearly revealed even on the fields of medical science, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing.