History

Jun Former Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs and Former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Koji Omi announced a plan to establish a new graduate university in Okinawa.
Aug The first meeting of the study committee took place, chaired by Dr. Akito Arima, former President of the University of Tokyo.
Apr The first meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) was held in Los Angeles. The participants included nine prominent scientists, three of whom were Nobel Laureates.
May On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Reversion of Okinawa, Prime Minister Koizumi announced the government will promote the project to establish a new graduate university in Okinawa.
Jan Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stated in his keynote address to the Diet that the Japanese government will promote the project.
Apr The site in Onna Village was selected as a venue for the campus.
Jun The first meeting of the Council took place in Tokyo.
Oct The first international symposium took place at Bankoku Shinryokan in Okinawa.
Feb Four proposals for the Initial Research Project (IRP) were selected as preliminary research projects for the graduate university.
Mar The first international workshop took place in Okinawa.
Jul The first meeting of the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting took place in Tokyo.
Dec Ministers agreed to establish a new research institute in September 2005, as an organization leading up to the new graduate university.
Mar The bill to establish Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (OIST P.C.) as the organization to prepare the graduate university was approved by the Diet.
Aug Dr. Sydney Brenner was designated as the first President of OIST P.C.
Sep Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (OIST P.C.) received legal status of an Independent Administrative Institution.
Jan The first BOG meeting since the establishment of OIST P.C. took place in San Francisco.
Apr The renovation of former Hakuun-so was completed and the facility was named the Seaside House.
May The second BOG meeting took place in Tokyo.
Dec The third BOG meeting took place in Tokyo.
Mar The first phase of the site preparation works commenced.
Apr Groundbreaking ceremony took place at the main campus site.
Jul The fourth BOG meeting took place in Okinawa.
Sep The 2nd anniversary event marking OIST P.C. establishment took place at a hotel in Onna Village, Okinawa
Jan The fifth BOG meeting took place in Tokyo.
Mar Construction of Laboratory 1 and the Center Building commenced.
Jun G8 Science and Technology Ministerial Satellite Workshop on Environment and Energy Issues.
Jul The sixth BOG meeting took place at the Seaside House and Tokyo. The Blueprint for the OIST Graduate University  was approved.
Nov Open House 2008 took place at Okinawa Technology and Industrial Center.
Feb The seventh BOG meeting took place in Tokyo.
Mar Submission of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation Bill to the Diet.
Jun 11 The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation Bill.
Jul 3 The House of Councilors unanimously passed the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation Bill.
Jul 10 The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation Act was enacted.
Oct The eighth BOG meeting and the first meeting of the Establishing Members for OIST took place in Tokyo.
Nov Open House 2009 took place at Okinawa Industrial Technology Center.
Mar The use of Laboratory 1 and the Center Building commenced.

The ninth BOG meeting and the second meeting of the Establishing Members for OIST took place in Okinawa.
July The tenth BOG meeting and the third meeting of the Establishing Members for OIST took place in Okinawa.

The Establishing Members for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation announced that Prof. Jonathan Dorfan had been selected as the first President of the new Graduate University.
Aug The Onna/OIST Children's School of Science took place at Tancha Community Center.
Oct The eleventh BOG meeting and the fourth meeting of the Establishing Members for OIST took place in Okinawa.
Nov Open Campus held at the Main Campus in Onna, Okinawa.
Feb The twelfth BOG meeting and the fifth meeting of the Establishing Members of OIST took place at the Seaside House in Onna, Okinawa.
Mar

Application for approval of the OIST School Corporation to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Application for approval of the OIST (Graduate University) to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

June The thirteenth BOG meeting and the sixth meeting of the Establish Members for OIST took place in Okinawa.
Nov The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation Inauguration.
February Completion of the Auditorium
The second BOG and BOC meetings of the OIST S.C. took place.
March Open Campus 2012 took place at the OIST Campus in Onna Village.
May The third BOG and BOC meetings of the OIST S.C. took place.
June Completion of Laboratory 2
September OIST Graduate Program Commencement
October The fourth BOG meeting of the OIST S.C. took place.
February The fifth BOG and the fourth BOC meetings of the OIST S.C. took place.
March Open Campus 2013 took place at the OIST Campus in Onna Village.
May The sixth BOG and the fifth BOC meetings of the OIST S.C. took place.
August Construction of Laboratory 3 and the Child Development Center commenced.
October The seventh BOG meeting of the OIST S.C. took place.
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