||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 forth report for the interdisciplinary fields. As for other research fields, the first report on law, economics, and literature, the second report on science, engineering and agriculture, and the third on medical science, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing were already published, and other consecutive reports will be continuously published.
This forth report involves the wide and interdisciplinary fields and also the advanced and up-to-date research fields which cannot include in the traditional discipline. The ranking of these fields indicates clearly the research activities of interdisciplinary and special and up-to-date fields. The national and big private universities are still strong, but some characteristic universities appear at higher ranking.
In each sub-field in details, the research characteristics of universities and institutes have been clearly revealed in their advanced and up-to-date research field.