Past Events

Child Development Center Annual Art Exhibition

2023-08-14 to 2023-08-24
Center Building and Skywalk

OIST Child Development Center (CDC) annual art exhibition. This year's theme is "nature". Come enjoy the art made by our creative students!

山の日 Mountain Day


National holiday

Ocean day event Movie screening

OIST Auditorium

Screening event for children and parents

海の日 Marine Day


National holiday

[Sold out]OIST Kids Campus Tour 2023 Registration Opens (Japanese)

2023-07-10 to 2023-07-14

kids campus tour

Call for Submissions – BRIDGE Network Images of Science Exhibition [DEADLINE CLOSES JUNE 22!]

2023-06-07 to 2023-06-22

Please send us your awe-inspiring scientific images!

Those selected will form a collection that will represent OIST at exhibitions throughout the world.

Deadline EXTENDED June 22 at 9am JST

Learn About Okinawa's History: A Historian and Elder’s Insights on the Battle of Okinawa

OIST Auditorium

Learn About Okinawa's History: A Historian and Elders Insights on the Battle of Okinawa

Rosalind Franklin Forum for Female Scientists (ROZ) Poster Exhibition

2023-06-01 to 2023-06-19
Tunnel Gallery, Skywalk and Lab 4 (Level D)

The Rosalind Franklin Forum for Female Scientists (ROZ), Open to All is a scientific collective named in honor of the distinguished chemist-crystallographer, in which senior scientists provide advice to early career scientists. The forum is created by and for women but welcomes all practitioners everywhere. This exhibition will feature posters of female scientists from around the world.

To learn more, visit: Rosalind Franklin Forum for Female Scientists (ROZ), Open to All.

OIST students featured in popular TV show, "Waratte Koraete"

Realtime online view:

OIST will be featured in a very famous Japanese TV show, Waratte Koraete! (笑ってこらえて!), on May 31.

Date/time: 7-9pm Wednesday May 31st

Realtime online view:

The following OIST students and topics will be featured:

  • Ant brain research by Shubham
  • Florian's research on exoplanets using machine learning
  • Miyu's study on memory
  • Jann's clownfish reseach

Beach Cleanup at Tancha

Tancha Beach

May 30 is “Go-Mi- Zero” day in Japan (5=Go, 3-Mi, 0=Zero, Gomi=waste, garbage), and a great opportunity to think about nature and keep neighbourhood beaches clean.

This event is part of UMIGOMI ZERO WEEK (


  • Wear gloves
  • Wear something blue (to note Umigomi Zero Week). Not compulsory.

In case of rain, the event will be canceled. No volunteer certificate will be issued for this event.

Contact Mayu at +81 50 54696440 with questions.

This event is part of OIST SDGs Initiative.