International Affairs Global Network Tohoku University's unique global network is comprised of academic exchange agreements with many top educational institutions around the world. Top Global University Project The Top Global University Project is run by the Japanese government. It aims to prepare more graduates of the country's academic institutions for positions of global leadership. Offices for International Affairs This office liaises with affiliated universities, and consortia and is the first point of contact for overseas institutions wishing to discuss potential collaborations. International Support Office The International Support Office provides a range of support for international students and researchers. International Visitor Research Center A new institution which is open to researchers around the world, where people from diverse disciplines can gather, learn and create.