Past Events

New Years Holiday 年末年始 2023

2022-12-29 to 2023-01-03

National holiday

11th Annual SCORE!

OIST Auditorium 講堂



勤労感謝の日 Labor Thanksgiving Day


National holiday

OIST Science Festival 2022

OIST main campus



文化の日 Culture Day


National holiday

Japan Scicom Forum 2022 - Hosted by OIST

ONLINE (Zoom link will be provided for the registrants)

Science communication and outreach, especially to global audiences in English, is taking off in Japan. Japan Scicom Forum brings together communicators, writers, scientists, journalists and select experts from abroad to inspire and boost the cohesion of scicomm in Japan, learn new skills and inform the community with best practices. Keynote talks will reflect on research-media interactions from the perspectives of both scientists and press professionals. Workshops will provide hands-on training to support communicators and scientists working in Japan as they engage in global outreach. Open discussion and networking opportunities are spread over the program. Registration is free and the event will be in English.

This year, OIST is honored to host virtually this event.

スポーツの日 Sports Day


National holiday

The 35th Board of Governors Meeting

2022-09-29 to 2022-09-30

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

The Trust Landscape in Japan and Implications for SDGs


Edelman Japan President and CEO Meghan Barstow presents highlights from Edelman’s Trust Barometer 2022 research highlighting Japan and contrasting it with the rest of the world.

NOTE: This session will be delivered in English and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Japanese.

Decolonizing Science and Moving to Inclusive Science

2022-09-27 to 2022-09-28

Colonial scientific practices are embedded in current scientific research, policy, education, and outreach. It is therefore necessary to acknowledge and undo colonial structures and processes and change practices and mindsets within science and scientific communities. A keynote presentation and subsequent panel will address colonial scientific practices, the negative scientific developments that are caused by them, and how to move towards an inclusive science system, globally.