Furthering Science Research and Education

Fundamental Science Research

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Albert Einstein

Fundamental science, primarily stimulated by curiosity, often doesn’t lead to immediate applications. But technological and industrial breakthroughs are unimaginable without academics’ perseverance in pursuit of basic scientific research. Your donations can support fundamental science.

Browse the Faculty and Research database for an overview of the research being done at OIST.

Science Education

OIST is committed to the development of individual student’s knowledge and skills, not only in research, but also for career development and leadership in the scientific research and education environment of the future.

The OIST Student Admissions website gives an overview of the PhD program, support provided for students, and the young scientists who have come to Okinawa to join OIST and start their careers.

Gender Equality and Diversity in STEM

Diversity, in its broadest sense, is an essential element of a world-class university. Gender equality is a major focus of OIST’s effort to create a diverse, vibrant community. We strive to establish an institutional environment where all members can realize their full potential, while maintaining an appropriate work-life balance.

Learn more about Gender Equality and Diversity at OIST.