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Tohoku University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Tohoku University was founded in 1907 as the third imperial university, during the period when Japan had begun to transform itself into a modernized society. Since then, it has played a leading role in both research and education in Japan, and is now ranked among the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region. From the start Tohoku University has maintained uniqueness within Japan. The university has always conceived strong loyalty to science while other former imperial universities have tried to meet the governmental needs. This has resulted in remarkable success in the University's own research and also the cultivation of brilliant students who have maintained a desire for science even after they left the university. A typical example, and probably the best known is Mr. Koichi Tanaka, the 2002 Nobel Prize laureate and a graduate of the class of 1983. The university sees science as something to be used for the good of humanity. This has encouraged us to apply the most advanced scientific knowledge in various fields such as engineering, medicine, and law, to the needs of society. The university is widely regarded as one of the most active in industry-university cooperation in Japan. We have also placed great emphasis...
=71
2014
74
2015
=75
2016
  • 68.70
    Overall Score
  • 78.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 57.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 97.9
    Faculty Student
  • 52.3
    Citations per Faculty
11
2014
=31
2015
22
2016
  • 83.30
    Overall Score
  • 88.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 83.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 77
    Citations per Paper
  • 81.5
    H-index Citations
=61
2014
42
2015
  • 81.70
    Overall Score
  • 87.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 72.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 77.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 83.7
    H-index Citations
=18
2014
20
2015
20
2016
Asian University Rankings
  • 90.30
    Overall Score
  • 98.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 93.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 99.8
    Faculty Student
  • 97.5
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 80.5
    Papers per Faculty
  • 75.7
    Citations per Paper
  • 32.2
    International Faculty
  • 50
    International Students
  • 13.7
    Inbound Exchange
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,420
International
234

Number of students

17,860
Postgraduate 38%
Undergraduate 62%

Number of international students

1,470
Postgraduate 83%
Undergraduate 17%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.