About Tohoku University:

Tohoku University, located in Sendai, Miyagi in the Tōhoku Region, Japan, is a Japanese national university. It was the third Imperial University in Japan and is one of the National Seven Universities. In 2016, Tohoku University had 10 faculties, 16 graduate schools and 6 research institutes. The university's three core values are "Research First," "Open-Doors," and "Practice-Oriented Research and Education." The origin of the university was Meirin-yokendo, which was founded as a medical school in Sendai in 1736. It was reorganized a few times. Later it became Sendai Medical College (Sendai igaku senmon gakkō); this was the forerunner of the medical department of the university. It is comprised of 10 faculties.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 70 51 52 64 87 81 81 102 101 125 135 139 153 190 195

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 204 197 177 213 193 180 215 225 261 227 261 248 269 301-350
Engineering 9 11 15 21 21 20 26 30 45 59 68 82 98 106
Life Sciences 129 119 128 158 145 132 148 152 171 199 201 188 232 218
Medicine 182 189 216 206 213 191 221 214 231 240 257 252 299 301-350
Natural Sciences 14 17 25 25 28 32 36 39 48 56 63 87 97 106
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 188 193 209 185 258 290 232 289 287 217 301-350
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 189 207 187
Chemistry 20 25 28 31 32 43 51 59 82 97 109
Chemical Engineering 67 69 80 75 83 90 108 119 136 133 143
Civil Engineering 197 177 125 148 184 179 185 163 163 173 235
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 244 281 296
Computer Science 287 - - - - - 351-400 301-350 267 181 197
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 54 65 54 77 67 103 121 106 131 130 135
Environment / Ecology - 242 234 291 296 - - - - - 287
Geosciences 82 107 90 98 92 133 130 127 138 177 200
Immunology - - - - - - - - 219 283 -
Materials Science 4 5 7 10 12 17 29 34 44 66 73
Mathematics 248 233 290 250 249 259 295 281 301-350 282 351-400
Mechanical Engineering 28 46 22 63 41 71 129 126 141 161 191
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 245 227 266
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 151 191 180
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 164 189 207
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 115 125 135 161 183 222 235 277 259 288
Physics 14 17 26 28 27 44 46 54 47 60 56
Plant & Animal Science 151 148 143 156 158 168 177 200 153 160 264
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - 174 106 98
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 109
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 259
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -