Located in Sendai, Tohoku University is one of the major and well-known Japanese national universities. Being the third oldest Imperial University in the country, Tohoku University is associated with the National Seven Universities as well.
Since its establishment in 1907, the Japanese educational and research institute has embraced the “Research First” principle as well as “Open Door” policy. In fact, Tohoku University is internationally known for its exceptional educational and research standards. Committed to promoting global peace and equity, Tohoku University conducts several research activities to solve major societal problems. While the university was badly affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, its main research and educational functions have been successfully restored. In fact, the university’s management and staff are committed to working toward the Tohoku region’s reconstruction while contributing to the country’s regeneration.
Tohoku University also partners and helps with several international projects, including projects in the field of Robotics. And, FP7’s TIRAMISU project is one such example. As part of the project, Tohoku University is responsible for supervising and improving a dual sensor detector.