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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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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 area

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 459th138th398th17th
Arts and Humanities 511th101st473rd16th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 307th59th253rd7th
Business, Management and Accounting 706th220th581st12th
Chemistry 376th149th307th16th
Computer Science 387th131st294th18th
Dentistry 160th25th129th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 223rd63rd163rd4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 590th215th496th16th
Energy 298th145th196th12th
Engineering 211th76th134th2nd
Environmental Science 371st174th285th12th
Mathematics 377th124th283rd13th
Medicine 318th54th277th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 483rd135th396th11th
Physics and Astronomy 189th43rd138th6th
Psychology 619th101st581st10th
Social Sciences 517th103rd441st13th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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.

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