Giving to OIST

We appreciate your interest in giving to OIST.

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is a new graduate university established in November 2011 in Onna-son, Okinawa. Our mission is to conduct internationally outstanding education and research in science and technology, contribute to the sustainable development of Okinawa, and promote and sustain the advancement of science and technology in Japan and throughout the world. To achieve this, OIST carries out multi-disciplinary research in five major areas: Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematical and Computational Sciences in a truly international environment. We are also engaged in outreach activities like local high school visit programs, the development of relationships with other Okinawan universities, and collaboration with industry.

OIST School Corporation receives subsidies from the Japanese government to operate the Graduate University. In order to expand and consolidate this new center of world-class research and education, however, OIST needs to further enhance its international competitiveness by improving the research and educational environment. Your support will greatly help OIST to achieve this goal.

If you are interested in giving to OIST, please contact:
Yoko Toyama, Office of the President


Note: OIST is registered as a specified public-service promotion corporation and donations are eligible for tax deduction. However this tax treatment is only for donors (individual or corporations) who are taxable in Japan.