Exhibition Commemorating Japan's First Female University Students

In 1913, three women made history when they enrolled in the College of Science at Tohoku Imperial University, the forerunner of Tohoku University's Faculty of Science.

Chika Kuroda, Ume Tange (both of whom studied chemistry) and Raku Makita (who studied mathematics) became the first women to be accepted into a Japanese university as students. They not only broke the gender barrier in Japanese higher education but also went on to very successful post-graduation careers.

This summer, the Tohoku University Graduate School of Science is hosting an exhibition celebrating the lives and careers of Kuroda, Tange and Makita. Many papers written by them are also on display.

Exhibition period: May 24 - August 7, 2024
Venue: 3rd floor, Kita-Aobayama Library, Aobayama Campus (map)
Opening hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays (last entry is 4:30 p.m.)
Admission is free

Event information in Japanese


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