Read about international media coverage of OIST.

Gender Equality is a common agenda for Japan and the US

Dr. Machi Dilworth, OIST's Vice President of Gender Equality was interviewed by "Science Portal", a website run by JST.

She talked about her experience as a female scientist and an administrator in science in the US and Japan.

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Local Broadcaster RBC Report on Photographer Shawn Miller

OIST recently hosted a photo exhibition by Mr. Shawn Miller "Nature Therapy" which drew not only visitors to OIST but also media attention. One such press coverage was by the local Ryukyu Broadcasting Company (RBC) , which was broadcast during its evening prime-time news program. You can watch the whole report on YouTube. Enjoy!

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"Today's Daring" (updated w/t translation)

During his visit at OIST last Sunday to this Monday, Mr. Shigesato Itoi, a well known copywriter and essayist in Japan received a good vibrations from OIST students. He writes his short essay "Today's Daring 今日のダーリン" everyday and today, he mentioned OIST in it.  (Translation is provided below.)

His website “Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun” (www.1101.com) is the most viewed “personal” website in Japan, hitting 1.5 million page views per day. His Twitter account has 1 million followers.
 

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Visualising Atoms of Perovskite Crystals

Our new article "Visualising Atoms of Perovskite Crystals" has been covered by domestic and overseas media:

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Tim Hunt and Mary Collins: ‘We’re not being chased out of the country. Our new life’s an adventure’

Please see The Guardian's story about the OIST appointment of Prof. Mary Collins as Dean of Research:

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[More Coverage]Ant Collection Donated to OIST

A former junior-high schoolteacher, Mr. Hidetsune Takamine, who has been collecting ants in Okinawa for 40 years, donated his ant collection to OIST's Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit (Prof. Economo) on November 26. Learn more about the event.

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Cell Suicide Prevention Squad

Our new article "Cell Suicide Prevention Squad" has been covered by domestic and overseas media:

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Acorn Worm Genome Decoded

More coverage on the OIST story:  "Our closest wormy cousins" 

 

 

These findings were published in Nature,
These findings were published in Nature,
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"OIST: New Silicon Valley will be Created in Japan”

Kazakhstan's national broadcaster, recently aired a three-minute report featuring one of our studetns, Ms. Kamila Mustafina from the country, and many of our colleagues at OIST. Check out the TV report, "New Silicon Valley will be Created in Japan” here.

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OIST’s undertaking of helping Okinawa become self-sustaining

To spin out patented innovations from Okinawa and make the prefecture become self-sustaining, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Onna Village launched a new research funding program called “Proof of Concept.” OIST is heading into the fourth year of its academic program. The program provides funding and human resources to ambitious and ingenious technologies and discoveries spun from the university labs on a priority basis, aiming to commercialize them.

 

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OIST Featured in Japan Times

Dr. Nancy Snow, the Pax Mundi professor of public diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, visited OIST on November 6 on a media tour organized by the Foreign Press Center Japan. In her her op-ed published in the Japan Times on November 23, Dr. Snow refers to OIST "where science and technology in subtropical paradise meets some of the world’s best lab-based problem solvers ... the best university you’ve likely never heard of in Japan."

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