It is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and is a member of the National Seven Universities. It is considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, and one of the top fifty universities in the world.
In 2009, Tohoku University had ten colleges within the university, including fifteen departments with graduate students, with a total enrollment of 17,949 students. The university’s three core values are “Research First (研究第一主義),” “Open-Door (門戸開放),” and “Practice-Oriented Research and Education (実学尊重).”
Tohoku is one of the top research institutions in Japan. According to Thomson Reuters, Tohoku is the 4th best research university in Japan. Its research excellence is especially distinctive in Materials Science (1st in Japan, 3rd in the world), Physics (2nd in Japan, 10th in the world), Pharmacology & Toxicology (3rd in Japan, 64th in the world) and Chemistry (6th in Japan, 20th in the world).
Weekly Diamond also reported that Tohoku has the 11th highest research standard in Japan in terms of research funding per researchers in COE Program. In the same article, it’s also ranked 9th in terms of the quality of education by GP funds per student.
Tohoku University research articles from Innovation Toronto
- A robot microscope system that automatically tracks a freely moving small animal and manipulates its brain activity with projection mapping – June 11, 2016
- New type of graphene-based transistor will increase the clock speed of processors by orders of magnitude – May 21, 2016
- For Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries That Crush the Competition, Crush This Material – April 3, 2016
- A new-structure magnetic memory device developed – March 24, 2016
- No More Finger Pricks: Invasive Measurement of Blood Glucose No Longer Necessary – February 5, 2016
- Joint Japanese Research Reveal New Breakthrough for Spintronics – January 15, 2014
- Cheap, ultra low-power light source runs on just 0.1 Watts – October 23, 2014
- Beyond LEDs: Brighter, New Energy -Saving Flat Panel Lights Based on Carbon Nanotubes – October 14, 2014
- Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices – August 14, 2014
- Cheaper, Quieter and Fuel-Efficient Biplanes Could Put Supersonic Travel On the Horizon
- Robots can now walk on beaches, because why the hell not?
- Chameleon Magnets: Ability to Switch Magnets ‘On’ or ‘Off’ Could Revolutionize Computing
- Spin Battery: Physicist Develops Battery Using New Source Of Energy