The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology was established in September 2005 to conduct top notch interdisciplinary research in science & technology. OIST is committed to being international with more than 50% of researchers from outside Japan, and English as the official language. With recent faculty hires from world leading institutes including Harvard, Caltech, Berkeley, Univ. of Tokyo, Univ. of Cambridge, ETH-Zurich and others, OIST represents over 29 countries and seeks to become a global hub of innovative interdisciplinary science & technology. OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. For more information, visit http://www.oist.jp or see an introductory movies about the institute at http://www.youtube.com/oistedu.
Okinawa is a sub-tropical chain of islands located south of mainland Japan, within a three hour flight of Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei. It offers excellent recreational activities like water skiing, sea kayaking, scuba diving; beautiful coral reefs with one fourth of the worlds coral diversity; opportunities to experience the vitality and history of the ancient Ryukyu culture ; as well as the energy of a modern, thriving city in downtown Naha. For more information see https://www.visitokinawa.jp/ .