Tohoku University was established as Japan’s third national university in 1907.
Located on the ancient site of Aoba Castle in Sendai City, Tohoku University is proud to be ranked among Japan’s leading universities.
In 1911, Vice Minister of Education Masataro Sawayanagi, moved to Sendai to become Tohoku University’s first president. Sawayanagi firmly believed that academic research should be integrated with education. He also believed that a university should not discriminate based on class or gender.
Following this principle, Tohoku University accepted graduates from technical and higher normal schools, and despite opposition from the government at that time, became Japan’s first university to admit female students in 1913.
Faculties, Graduate Schools and Institutes
|Faculties / Schools||Arts and Letters, Education, Law, Economics, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture|
|Graduate Schools||Arts and Letters, Education, Law, Economics and Management, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences Engineering, Agricultural Science, International Cultural Studies, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, Environmental Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Educational Informatics Education, Educational Informatics Research, Internet School of Tohoku University (ISTU)|
|Professional Graduate Schools||Law, Economics and Management|
|Research Institutes||Institute for Materials Research, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Institute of Fluid Science, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, International Research Institute of Disaster Science|
Number of Degree Students (as of March 1, 2021)
|Graduate students (Master course, Master’s Program, Profession Degree Program)||4,261||772|
|Graduate students (Doctoral Program)||2,709||818|