From the President
Dr. Peter Gruss
President and CEO of OIST
“ After ten years, we are building on strong foundations and making bold steps toward our mission of becoming a global leader in cross-disciplinary research. ”
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
OIST is an interdisciplinary graduate school offering a five-year PhD program in Science. We focus on excellence in research, education, and innovation fostering new ways of working that transcend the traditional boundaries that divide scientific disciplines within a fully international environment, recruiting outstanding faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff from around the world.
OIST was founded by the Japanese government to contribute to the advancement and self-sustaining developing of Okinawa and to the development of science and technology worldwide. Our vision is the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
Facts & Figures
In the ten years since its inauguration, OIST has grown rapidly in size and reputation. Scroll down to see milestones in our development.
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Salutes & Tributes
The 10th Anniversary Campaign
Advancing Knowledge, Benefitting Humanity
In its first ten years, OIST has made extraordinary progress in becoming a world-leading, cross-disciplinary institution that fosters the innovation needed to solve our most urgent problems in Okinawa, Japan, and around the world. You can help OIST to achieve even greater impact in the next decades by contributing to the 10th Anniversary Campaign.