Events specific to the graduate school.


Friday, May 19, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to students who have graduated in the period May 2022 to April 2023.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:30

Professional and Career Development (PCD) 1 requirement: Part 2 of Responsible Conduct in Research

[Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop]

This is the part 2 of 3-series research ethcis course. Madatory for PCD1.

Now that you have completed Part 1 of online self-learing (eFront and The LAB), let us get together for interactive discussion to deeepen your understanding of Responsible Conduct in Research.


Dr. Kathy Takayama

Senior Consultant for Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence (C-Hub)

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in creating and leading innovations to develop engaging, inclusive, and productive educational environments for a wide range of universities across the world. She has collaborated with organizations including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the National Academies Fellowship of the US National Research Council, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on initiatives to build capacity for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and has served as external advisor to universities around the world. A professor of molecular microbiology by background, Kathy previously served as executive director of professional development centers at US research universities including Brown University and Columbia University.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

OIST Alumni Talks

Name: Dr. Nino Espinas (Class of 2012)
Talk Title: Reflection and Comparison of Postdoc Life in Japan and Europe


Friday, May 20, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to students who have graduated in the period May 2021 to March 2022.




Monday, January 24, 2022 (All day) to Friday, February 11, 2022 (All day)

Online Admissions Selection for shortlisted PhD applicants from January 24th to February 11th, 2022.

Information sessions about PhD program, faculty talks and interviews all via zoom.

The event is targeted towards shortlisted applicants for our PhD program.

Please contact for further details. 



Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 13:30 to 14:30

Round-table with OIST Alumni

Date: May 20 (Thu.), 2021
Time: 13:30-14:30 (tentative)
Venue: Lab4 E48


Friday, May 21, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to those who gradauted in the period May 2019 to April 2021.



Monday, March 15, 2021 (All day) to Friday, March 19, 2021 (All day)

Science Challenge is coming back fully online!

OIST Science Challenge workshop will be providing participants with a unique opportunity to extend their scientific education and experience research. We also offer valuable information and tips to help them prepare for a doctoral program. Through a series of activities with faculty, postdocs, as well as with PhD students, the participants will learn about research conducted at OIST, and skills needed to survive and enjoy a PhD life. At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to present a submitted slide presentation on the theme "Transcending Borders" in light of their experience throughout the week. The presentation will be shared with the OIST community.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Summary and objectives: These virtual workshops will provide practical insights and strategies to help researchers achieve this goal.


Friday, November 13, 2020 - 13:30 to Friday, November 20, 2020 - 17:00

Project Management Training - 2020 by Peason Japan, Nov 13 Fri & 20 Fri

Leading Agile Projects provides student participants with the experience of managing a project through a hands-on competitive simulation that puts them in the role of project manager.

Please register HERE

*Max. # of 16 for each event