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Tohoku University
東北大学

Motto 実学尊重の精神 (Value the Practical Study)
Established June, 1907
Type Public (National)
Endowment US$-- billion
(JP¥-- billion)
President Akihisa Inoue
Staff 2,634
Undergraduates 10,692
Postgraduates 7,002
Location Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Campus Urban,
2.5 km²
Athletics -- varsity teams
Mascot None
Website www.tohoku.ac.jp

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Tohoku University (東北大学 Tōhoku daigaku?), abbreviated to Tohokudai (東北大 Tōhokudai?), located in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture in the Tōhoku Region, Japan, is one of Japan's most prestigious national universities. It is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan. Sendai ) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku (northeast) region. ... Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ...


The university has 10 faculties and 15 graduate schools with a total of about 17,800 students (2007)[1]. The spirits of its foundation are "Research First(研究第一主義)" and "Open-door(門戸開放)" politics. In 2000 it was ranked no. 2 in Asiaweek Magazine's Best Universities Ranking list.[2] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Asiaweek, the English edition, was a news magazine focusing on Asia, published weekly by Asiaweek Limited, a subsidiary of Time Inc. ...

Contents

History

The administrative office
The administrative office

The origin of the university was Meirin-yokendo (明倫養賢堂 Meirin yōkendō?), which was founded as a medical school in Sendai in 1736. It was reorganized a few times. Later it became Sendai Medical College (仙台医学専門学校 Sendai igaku senmon gakkō?); this was the forerunner of the medical department of the university. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 249 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This file was transfered from sv. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 249 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This file was transfered from sv. ...


In June 22, 1907, the university was established under the name Tohoku Imperial University (東北帝國大學 Tōhoku teikoku daigaku?) by Meiji government as the third Imperial University of Japan, following the Tokyo Imperial University(1877) and the Kyoto Imperial University(1897). From its start, it has advocated "Open-door" policy. This stems from that it first began to accept female students as well as foreign students in Japan universities. Meiji (明 bright, brilliant æ²» reign, government) may refer to: Meiji Restoration, the revolution that ushered in the Meiji Era Meiji period - the period in Japanese history when the Meiji Emperor reigned Emperor Meiji of Japan - Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor, who reigned during Meiji Era Meiji Constitution - ie. ... The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... The Yasuda Auditorium on the University of Tokyos Hongo Campus. ... Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan (京都大学 Kyōto daigaku, abbreviated to 京大 Kyōdai) is the second oldest university of Japan and one of leading national universities having a total of roughly 22,000 students. ...


In September 1907, it set up the faculty of Aguliculture in Sapporo; Sapporo Agricultural College (札幌農學校 Sapporo nō gakkō?) took the lead it. It set up the Science (1911), and the Medical Department (1915); the latter had been Sendai Medical College. In 1918 it ceded the Faculty of Agriculture to Hokkaido Imperial University. It subsequently launched Faculties of Engineering (1919), and Law and Literature (1922). Sapporo redirects here. ... Sapporo Agricultural College (札幌農学校), once an autonomous school, became part of Tohoku Imperial University in 1907, and was transferred to Hokkaido Imperial University (now Hokkaido University) in 1918. ... Hokkaido University ), or Hokudai ), is one of the leading national universities of Japan. ...


After World War II the university assumed its current name, Tohoku University (1947) and acquired new Faculty of Agriculture. Furthermore, the old Faculty of Law and Literature was split up to form new faculties of Law, Literature, and Economics (1949). Further additions: Faculty of Education (1949), Dentistry (1965) and Pharmacy (1972). Tohoku has been a national university corporation since April 2004. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


2007 is the centenary of Tohoku University.


Address

1-1-2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0077 JAPAN Aoba-ku is in the heart of Sendai. ...


Campuses

Tohoku University (Katahira campus north gate)
Tohoku University (Katahira campus north gate)

Principal five campuses are in the Sendai City, Japan; Image File history File links Download high resolution version (880x585, 152 KB) Tohoku University(Katahira north gate) in Sendai,Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (880x585, 152 KB) Tohoku University(Katahira north gate) in Sendai,Japan. ... This April 2007 does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Katahira (片平 Katahira?)
Administration Unit. and Principal institutes
  • Kawauci (川内 Kawauchi?)
North-Kawauchi; The freshmen and sophomore of all undergraduates
South-Kawauchi; Law, Education, Economics, Letters
  • Seiryo (星陵 Seiryō?)
Medicine, Dentistry
  • Aobayama (青葉山 Aobayama?)
Science, Engineering, Pharmacy
  • Amamiya (雨宮 Amamiya?)
Agriculture

Amamiya campus and some institutes are planned to transfer from the present place to the New-Aobayama campus[3].


Organization

Faculties (10)

  • Arts and Letters
  • Education
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Engineering
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Information and Intelligent Systems
    • Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Agriculture

Graduate Schools (15)

  • Arts and Letters
  • Education
  • Law
  • Economics and Management
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • International Cultural Studies
  • Information Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Educational Informatics Research Division / Educaion Division

Professional graduate schools (3)

  • Law School
  • School of Public Policy
  • Accounting School

Research Institutes

  • Institute for Materials Research,IMR (金属材料研究所,金研 Kinzoku Zairyō Kenkyūsyo, Kinken?)[4]
National Collaborative Research Institute
  • Institute of Development, Aging and Cacer (加齢医学研究所 Karei Igaku Kenkyūsyo?)[5]
  • Institute of Fluid Science (流体科学研究所 Ryūtai Kagaku Kenkyūsyo?)[6]
  • Research Institute of Electoric Communication (電気通信研究所 Denki Tsūshin Kenkyūsyo?)[7]
National Collaborative Research Institute
  • Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (多元物質科学研究所 Tagen Busshitsu Kagaku Kenkyūsyo?)[8]

Institute for Materials Research ), abbreviated IMR or Kinken ), is a research institute for material sciences in the Tohoku University, Japan. ... Research Institute of Electoric Communication ), abbreviated RIEC, is a research institute for electoric communication affiliated with Tohoku University, Japan. ...

Centers and Facilities

University Library

  • Tohoku University Library
  • Medical Library
  • Kita-Aobayama Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Agricultural Library

University Hospital

Japanese only

Inter-Department Institutes for Education and Research (9)

  • Center for Northeast Asian Studies
  • Center for the Advancement of Higher Education
    • Health Administration Center
    • University Counseling Center
    • Admission Center
    • Center for Career Support
  • The Center for Academic Resources and Archives
    • Tohoku University Museum
    • Tohoku University Archives
    • Tohoku University Botanical Gardens
  • Institute for International Advanced Research and Education Organization
  • Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center
  • New Industry Creation Hatchery Center(NICHe)
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research
  • Technology Center for Research and Education Activities
    • Center for Low Temperature Science
    • High-Voltage Electron Microscope Laboratory
  • Information Synergy Organization
    • Information Synergy Center(National Collaboration Institution)

University Collabolating Institutions (8)

  • Office of Cooperative Research and Development
  • Office for Strategic Promotion of Basic Research
  • Center for Research Strategy and Support(CRESS)
  • Environment Conservation Research Institute
  • Center for International Exchange
  • Archaeological Research office on the Campus
  • Global Operations center
  • Campus Planning office

Administlation Unit

Tohoku University US Office

4410 El Camino Real, Suite 111, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA

Biomedical Engineering Research Organization

e-learning system

  • Internet School of Tohoku University (ISTU)
ISTU official website

Domitories

  • Ibun-ryo (以文寮 Ibun ryō?)
  • Josyun-ryo (如春寮 Josyun ryō?)
  • Seifu-ryo (霽風寮 Seifū ryō?)
  • Nissyu-ryo (日就寮 Nissyū ryō?)
  • Meizen-ryo (明善寮 Meizen ryō?)
  • Matsukaze (松風寮 Matsukaze ryō?)

The Botanical Garden of Tohoku University (東北大学植物園, 490,000 m²) is a botanical garden operated by Tohoku University at Kawauchi 12-2, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

The 21st Century COE Programs

Fiscal Year Field Program Title
2002
Life Sciences Future Medical Engineering based on Bio-nanotechnology
Chemistry, material sciences International Center of Research & Education for Unexplored Chemistry
International Center of Research & Education for Materials
Information sciences, electrical and electronic engineering System Construction of Global-Network Oriented Information Electronics
Humanities A Strategic and Education Center for an Integrated Approach to Language and Cognition
2003
Medical sciences Center for Innovative Therapeutic Development for Common Diseases
Mathematics, physics, earth sciences Exploring New Science by Bridging Particle-Matter Hierarchy
Advanced Science and Technology Center for the Dynamic Earth
Mechanical, civil, architectural and other fields of engineering The Exploration of the Frontiers of Mechanical Science Based on Nanotechnology
International COE of Flow Dynamics
Social sciences Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality
Gender Law and Policy Center
2004
New scientific fields Comprehensive Research and Education Center for Planning of Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation

The 21st COE Program


People

Successive Presidents

  • 1st Masataro Sawayanagi(澤柳政太郎)
  • 2nd Tokiyuki Hojo(北条時敬)
  • 3rd Ryojiro Hukuhara(福原鐐二郎)
  • 4th Masataka Ogawa(小川正孝)
  • 5th Nikichi Inoue(井上仁吉)
  • 6th Kotaro Honda(本多光太郎)
  • 7th Taizo Kumagai(熊谷岱蔵)
  • 8th Yasutaro Satake(佐武安太郎)
  • 9th Satomi Takahashi(高橋里美)
  • 10th Toshio Kurokawa(黒川利雄)
  • 11th Teruji Ishizu(石津照璽)
  • 12th Koichi Motokawa(本川弘一)
  • 13th Mutsuo Kato(加藤陸奥雄)
  • 14th Shiro Maeda(前田四郎)
  • 15th Nakao Ishida(石田名香雄)
  • 16th Shigemori Ohtani(大谷茂盛)
  • 17th Jun-Ichi Nishizawa(西澤潤一)
  • 18th Hiroyuki Abe(阿部博之)
  • 19th Takashi Yoshimoto(吉本高志)
  • 20th Akihisa Inoue(井上明久)

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Notable alumni

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See also

The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... The Tohoku Mathematical Journal is a mathematical research journal published by Tohoku University in Japan. ... Institute for Materials Research ), abbreviated IMR or Kinken ), is a research institute for material sciences in the Tohoku University, Japan. ... This April 2007 does not cite its references or sources. ...

References and External links

  • Tohoku University
  • Annual review
  • Links

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