For more than a century history, Tohoku University’s tradition of Research First, philosophy of Open Doors and ethos of Practice-Oriented Research and Education have produced excellent graduates, generated numerous research achievements and contributed to the development of a peaceful and just society. Since its establishment Tohoku University has been consistently ranked amongst the top academic institutions in Japan. In 2016 the university was one of the first three institutions to be conferred the status of “A Designated National University”, and in 2020 and 2021 the university was ranked #1 in Times Higher Education’s Annual Japan University Rankings. The university has 10 undergraduate schools, 15 graduate schools, 3 professional graduate schools and 6 research institutes. There are around 18,000 students enrolled in degree programs at the university with ~10% of international students.