Griffith University was honoured to host a visit by the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine on Friday 5 June 2015 at the Gold Coast campus. The ongoing collaboration has been centred on pathology and cancer research, with Professor Alfred Lam, Head of Pathology, Griffith School of Medicine, having already actively cooperated with Professor Hironobu Sasano, Head of Pathology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine (TUGSM), for the past decade.

Founded in 1907, Tohoku University is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, and is ranked among the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Griffith University has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Graduate School of Medicine which formalises collaboration in the areas of research, as well as academic and student exchange.
During the visit, delegates were given a tour of the new $150 million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre, co-located with the new Gold Coast Hospital. The delegates were particularly impressed with the Histology / Pathology laboratory museum which houses a large collection of pathological specimens with individual pathology information sheets.
Tohoku University is a valued partner for Griffith, with multifaceted collaborations also extending to the Graduate School of Engineering.