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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, formerly known as the Tohoku Imperial University, was founded in 1907. Unlike other imperial universities of that time, it initiated an “Open Door” policy, accepting graduates from both technical and regular high schools. In 1913, it went a step further and despite opposition from the government, became Japan’s first university to admit female students.

At the time of its founding, Tohoku University was able to attract young and brilliant researchers from around the world to serve on its faculty. A “Research First” principle was thus established, calling on scholars to not only pursue highly productive research, but to also put their findings to work in the teaching of their students.

In addition to this, Tohoku University has a proud tradition of “Practice Oriented Research and Education,” in which the results of cutting edge research are put to use for the good of society and the improvement of living standards. Achievements include the establishment of local venture businesses that have contributed to regional industry, and the recognition of the university as the nation’s center for research on family law.

=75
2014
=71
2015
74
2016
=75
2017
  • 75.20
    Overall Score
  • 86
    Academic Reputation
  • 72.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 97.1
    Faculty Student
  • 61.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 61.4
    Arts and Humanities
  • 76.6
    Engineering and Technology
  • 71.6
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 81.7
    Natural Science
  • 63.1
    Social Sciences and Management
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2014
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2015
22
2016
22
2017
  • 84.80
    Overall Score
  • 92
    Academic Reputation
  • 79
    Citations per Paper
  • 85.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 78.7
    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
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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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%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.