Tohoku University

Tohoku University (東北大学) in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, is the third oldest university in the country. Its 22,000+ students, about 1100 of them international, can major in many fields, including Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Accounting.

Although Tohoku University was established in 1907, its origins go back to 1736, when Sendai's medical school for formed. It was the first Japanese university to admit females and foreign students. The school was closed after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011, suffering damage from the quake. No dangerous radiation levels have been found after the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, following that quake. 

Based on the QS World University Ranking of 2023, Tohoku University is positioned as the #79 top university in the world, which makes it the #5 top university in Japan. The university's global rank is improved by 3 points from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #79 #5
University Name Tohoku University
Name in Local Language 東北大学
Year Established 1907
Motto Open-Door, Research First and Practice-Oriented Research and Education
Colors Purple


Address 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Phone +81 (22) 217 4844
Fax +81 (22) 217 4846
Website Tohoku University Website
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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