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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 +751st193rd526th13th
Arts and Humanities 852nd74th710th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 459th98th343rd10th
Business, Management and Accounting 1073rd244th726th7th
Chemistry 1087th315th749th19th
Computer Science 552nd161st364th10th
Dentistry 99th24th65th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +398th130th227th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1079th266th694th13th
Energy 583rd228th322nd5th
Engineering +408th121st257th6th
Environmental Science 336th157th164th4th
Mathematics 541st155th340th13th
Medicine +475th92nd369th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 978th266th682nd14th
Physics and Astronomy 437th123rd293rd8th
Psychology 747th74th647th9th
Social Sciences +827th136th622nd8th
Veterinary 374th87th241st4th

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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