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Tohoku University
Tohoku University General Education
Institute for Excellence in higher Education, Tohoku University

About "CIR"

The Center for Institutional Research (CIR) supports and enhances educational management as part of the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE), through collecting and analyzing data relating to teaching and learning, and reporting it to decision making bodies and faculties/departments at Tohoku University.


(1)Promote academic research on current higher education policies and practices within and outside of Japan, develop evaluation theories on teaching and learning, and disseminate its findings globally.

(2)Support sustainable educational reforms and improvements and promote a broad range of learning activities by students at Tohoku University through developing effective systems of data collection, analysis, and reporting for decision making on teaching and learning activities.

(3)Contribute to the establishment of an integrated education management system through mutual collaboration with the Academic Council, Centers of the IEHE, faculties/departments, and administrative organizations.


(1)Develop a data collecting system on teaching and learning and its environments at Tohoku University, which is connected with course evaluation questionnaires, assessment results and GPA, and other related data from the Educational Affairs Information System.

(2)Advance a practical study on educational effectiveness and improvements at Tohoku University through the systematic design, implementation, and analysis of various surveys for new students, graduates, alumni, employers, and university members.

(3)Support effective decision making and management through collecting, analyzing and reporting data on teaching and learning at Tohoku University.