Friday, April 3, 2020 - 07:30 to 08:30

This public webinar will explore the evolving impact of the novel coronavirus in the United States and Japan and lessons we might learn from the experiences of our two countries. 


Monday, March 9, 2020 - 14:00 to 19:00



Monday, March 9, 2020 - 14:00 to 19:00

Important Notice of Postponement: We regret to inform you that the OIST Forum 2020 has been postponed due to the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. For more info please visit the OIST Forum 2020 website (external)


Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

This lecture will give you an understanding of how to communicate and optimise individual and collective effectiveness within a team, in the context of both OIST and future employment.  


Post-workshop survey SUMMARY


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:15 to 14:00

Miklós Gyalai-Korpos a 'Plastic Pirate' is coming to OIST to present a short documentary on reducing plastic pollution and give a seminar to OIST and members of the public. 

Bring your friends (and your lunch) along and enjoy this rare oppertunity


Monday, August 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

OIST members and the local Okinawan community are invited to a lecture on The Art of Storytelling Through Hula and performances by three local Okinawan Hula studios.

Speaker: Manaiakalani Kalua 

Performances by: Kalehua Hula Studio, Kailua Hula Studio, and Hālau Hula Uʻi Hula Studio

Monday, August 19th at 7pm in the OIST auditorium. The event will be translated from English to Japanese.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Speaker: Prof. Rivasseau, University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, is a theoretical physicist, specialist of quantum field theory and quantum gravity. He is the president of the Association for the Promotion of Science in Africa which he founded in 2008.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

Speaker: Prof. Tim Yeh from Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

During this session, educators can learn more about how to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQI+ students and their families.  After the lecture, there will be an optional networking lunch. 

This event is free and open to the community.  Please register at the link below to reserve your seat.




Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00

Speaker: Dr. Makoto Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, the University of the Ryukyus, and Director of the Okinawa Research Center for Longevity Science