NII Technical Report (NII-2005-004J)

Title Evaluation of Japanese Universities' Research Activity Based on the Number of Awards of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
- 2003 Fiscal Year - II.Sciences and Engineering
Authors Hiroyasu NOMURA, Masafumi MAEDA, Yoshitaka MITSUDA, and Itaru MAEBASHI,
Masamitsu NEGISHI, Morio SHIBAYAMA, Masaki NISHIZAWA, Yuan SUN, and Shigeki SUGITA
Abstract      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 projects.
     According to development of the science and technology, the research field codes of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research have been revised every five years. By the middle of 2002 fiscal year, the large modification was discussed and pursued on the research field codes. A new revised table on research field codes was used from the application for 2003 fiscal year research projects.
     This is the second report for 2003 fiscal year's version, that is, the research field of sciences and engineering. One of the major revisions of this field was in the area of "Sciences". The field of "Biology" was shifted to the "Biosciences" and "Chemistry" was put independently up as one of fields, including applied chemistry and material science in engineering.
     The total number of adopted subjects of research projects at 2003 has been summed up for each universities and institutes on individual new research field and compared to those of 1998-2002 which were reported previously.
     On the whole, the large-scale national universities were generally in higher rank in every field, but the research characteristics of universities and institutes have been clearly revealed.
Language Japanese
Published Mar 14, 2005
Pages 63p
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