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Foundation: 1907

Mission: Tohoku University has been committed to the "Research First" principle and "Open Door" policy since its foundation, and is internationally recognized for its outstanding standards in education and research. The university contributes to world peace and equity by devoting itself to research useful in solving societal problems, and educating human resources in leadership skills.

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Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDJapan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +511th179th340th16th
Arts and Humanities 1201st141st965th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 450th96th336th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 1026th224th716th5th
Chemistry 1175th389th761st18th
Computer Science 553rd161st364th13th
Dentistry 85th17th61st3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +275th98th157th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1417th359th897th16th
Energy 541st239th285th9th
Engineering +391st140th230th6th
Environmental Science 507th197th274th4th
Mathematics 550th152nd353rd12th
Medicine +474th98th354th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 714th202nd498th13th
Physics and Astronomy 425th129th282nd10th
Psychology 823rd79th716th10th
Social Sciences +780th111th614th5th
Veterinary 466th102nd312th11th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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