For the first time in its history, Tohoku University has recently decided to adopt an official logo, its design being chosen to convey the essence of our universityfs history and its future. The key concepts used in the creation of this logo are creativity, globality and tradition.
Hagi, or bush clover, is the traditional symbol for Sendai and has previously been used by our university in a number of ways. With the adoption of our new logo, hagi will become a dignified representative image of our university throughout the world.
The logofs official colors are purple and black, purple being selected to symbolize the intellect and creativity, and black being chosen to symbolize diligence and practical application.
Since its establishment in 1907, Tohoku University has upheld the principles of research first, open-door university and high regard for practice-oriented research and education. It has welcomed a diversity of talented individuals through its doors and worked to train a creative pool of human resources in research and leadership. It is upon this foundation that Tohoku University approaches its 100th Anniversary, determined to continue to create global excellence in both research and education. This new logo is representative of that determination.