• Name:Association of East Asian Research Universitie (AEARU)
  • Established in:1996
    (Tohoku University has been participated in since 1998 and served as a board member from January 2012 to December 2015.)
  • Member Institutions:18 Institutions from 4 countries/areas (as of Dec. 2016)
    …List of Member Institutions
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AEARU was established in 1996 with the aim of forming a forum for the presidents of leading research universities and carrying out mutual exchanges between the major universities in East Asia. Expectations are that this regional consortium, on the basis of common academic cultural backgrounds among member universities, will contribute not only to the development of higher education and research but also to the opening up of a new era leading to cultural economic and social progress in the region.


AEARU member universities organize workshops, student summer camps, student sports competitions and international symposia, promoting mutual exchanges of ideas and information and developing close bonds between the member universities. In 2016, Tohoku University hosted the 11th Web Technology and Computer Science Workshop: Computer Science and Data Science.

Upcoming Events in FY2017
Past Events
Member Universities
Country / AreaUniversity
China (5)Fudan University
Nanjing University
Peking University
Tsinghua University
University of Science and Technology of China
Chinese Taipei (2)National Tsing Hua University
National Taiwan University
Hong Kong(1)Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Japan (6)Kyoto University
Osaka University
Tohoku University
Tokyo Institute of Technology
The University of Tokyo
University of Tsukuba
Korea(4)Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Seoul National University
Yonsei University

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