Past Events

Earth Day Beach Clean up 2019

Around Seaside House (Meeting place: Seaside House parking)

April 22nd is Earth Day. Why don't we celebrate our planet by doing a beach cleaning?  We are holding a beach cleaning event for Earth Day, with the help of the Tancha community, Onna Japanese Self Defense Force and other local institutions in Onna village.








KAGAKUJIKAN2019 (Science Time 2019)

Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum

Admission  Free, No Reservation Needed except the Science Cafe

Cover Letter Writing for Scientists

c600B (English Classroom)

This session will give hands-on practice and tips for writing a cover letter in the sciences. It is aimed at interns and Ph.D students, but all are welcome. Session provided by Margaret Howell of OIST's Language Education Section.



Nihon TV's popular entertainment program "The Most Useful School in the World," in which Provost Mary Collins introduces OIST will be broadcast in Okinawa!



Spring Equinox 2019


National holiday

OIST Forum 2019 "DEEP TECH Evolves the World"

Kandamyojin Hall, Tokyo

Disruptive innovations based on cutting-edge research results produced at universities and research institutes are gathering worldwide attention by those who are involved in the areas such as drug discovery, biotech, new materials, renewable energy, robotics and IoT.  These innovations are referred to as “Deep Tech” as they often struggle to find initial funding because of their complex nature and the longer time scale necessary to produce results compared to the other types of startups.  Academic cities such as the areas around Boston and London area are rapidly gathering momentum and interests by venture capitals and startups to establish an innovation ecosystem based on “Deep Tech”.

In this forum the keynote speakers and panelists will discuss the visions, missions and roles of universities, and how hi-tech and cutting-edge scientific research can contribute to the establishment of a Deep Tech innovation ecosystem.

English for Interns - Presenting a Poster

Lab 2, LevelC, C600B - English Language Classroom

Open to all interns as well as other interested people. Bring a poster if you have one!

The 24th Board of Governors Meeting


Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Teatime Today: Welcome Admissions Workshop Participants!

Grano Cafe

Today's Teatime will start a few minutes later than usual, but will feature some new faces! Join us at 16:30 in Grano Cafe to greet this year's Admissions Workshop Participants. Chat with potential OISTers over complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks.

National Foundation Day 2019


National holiday