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.
Tohoku university statistics: enrolment, faculties, annual revenue, academic exchanges and more.
Tohoku University has a range of facilities that are open to the public.
Information about the organization of Tohoku University.
Tohoku University was established in 1907 as the third national university in Japan.
A message from Tohoku University's President Hideo Ohno.
Tohoku University was recognised as one of the country's top three institutions by the Japanese Government in June 2017.
The Top Global University Project is run by the Japanese government. It aims to prepare more graduates of the country's academic institutions for positions of global leadership.
Tohoku University's unique global network is comprised of academic exchange agreements with many top educational institutions around the world.