Tohoku University was established in 1907 as Japan’s third national university, and has consistently ranked high among the country’s leading academic institutions. The five main campuses are in Sendai City, built around the ancient site of Aoba Castle.
The university has a diverse community of more than 17,000 students across academic fields that include engineering, medicine, life sciences and the liberal arts. With a strong history of innovation, Tohoku University is also home to leading, groundbreaking research – most notably in materials science, physics and chemistry – and actively encourages academic-industry-government cooperation.
After the Great East Japan Earthquake, the university has played a key role in providing disaster science expertise and support to the region’s reconstruction efforts.