Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (GEDI) promotes an environment where everyone can reach their full potential, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, race, ethnicity, ancestry, culture, national origin, religion, or marital status.  The GEDI Committee was created in August, 2019 to replace the Gender Equality Committee.


  • Vice President for University Community Services  (Chair)
  • Vice President or Associate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Dean of Faculty Affairs
  • Dean or Vice Dean of Graduate School
  • Faculty* (2 appointed by Dean of Faculty Affairs)
  • Graduate Students* (2-3 nominated by Graduate Student Assembly)
  • OIST Researcher Community (ORC) Members* (2-3 nominated by ORC)
  • Administrative staff* (2-4 nominated/appointed by the Chair)

Secretariat: Diversity Section (