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As a Special Private School Corporation, OIST is granted by the Japanese government the administrative freedom to take innovative initiatives. The Japanese government’s subsidies ensured the University start out with a solid foundation and grow at an impressively fast pace in the first years. However, the long-term plan for the University is to reduce this dependence and increase the amount of funding from donations and partnerships. Your support is vital to the future of OIST!
As the COVID-19 outbreak expands worldwide, OIST joins the global effort in combating the pandemic through scientific means. At the same time, we are volunteering our research and expertise to the Okinawan community and the Okinawan Prefectural Government in anticipation of critical areas of needs throughout the prefecture. At present, our scientists are moving ahead quickly with projects aimed at mitigating the threat of the public health crisis in the short term or finding long-term medical management solutions for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. To support these efforts, OIST has launched a series of COVID-19 Response Projects.
Learn more about the COVID-19 OIST Research Community Projects.
OIST is only as strong as its human capital and retaining and attracting world class talent is essential to its success. The Talent Program will provide flexible financial resources for use in recruiting and retaining top caliber individuals at OIST.
The Colwell Fund is established to support and empower women in STEM. This is a flexible financial resource for fostering a culture of diversity and gender equality on campus, nurturing women and girls interested in science, and creating opportunities for women to advance their careers and become leaders in the field.
In response to the United Nation 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in recognition of our hometown Onna Village being selected as one of Japan’s “SDGs Future Cities”, OIST launched a university-wide sustainability initiative in 2021 within the framework of 17 sustainable development goals. Donations can be designated to specific projects listed under this initiative, or be general to encourage new ideas, spread learning, and expand collaboration for sustainability.
We are privileged to be working in research, where rapid advances in knowledge and technology are produced in an atmosphere of excitement and sometimes competition. As scientific experiments inevitably involve many risk factors, the University is committed to creating a safety culture to ensure that scientific advances will be achieved in a safe and high-quality research environment. To promote this safety culture, we have established the Shohei Suzuki Research Safety Fund, in memory of Dr. Shohei Suzuki, a dear colleague of us whose dedication to marine research will always be remembered by the whole OIST community.
Learn more about the Shohei Suzuki Research Safety Fund.
Recreation Services provides OIST members with an opportunity to build relationships within the surrounding Okinawan community. Our goal is to promote healthy lifestyles with diverse populations by providing opportunities to engage in physical activity that combines with education and recreation that supports community wellbeing.
Recreation is not supported by government subsidy funds and therefore we are asking for donations from the community to create opportunities for people to foster relationships through activity. You may support us by donating to the BeActive Fund.
The Student Initiative Program at OIST is a vehicle to provide students with an opportunity for growth, enabling them to engage in activities that enrich our community beyond research and aim to connect and integrate everyone into this beautiful island community. Your donation will empower students in their initiatives to contribute to the OIST and local communities and Okinawa at large.