Articles

12 Nov 2013
TEDxRyukyu took place at OIST on November 9th, and 400 participants filled the OIST auditorium. TED is a non-profit organization that aims to spread the ideas of the world’s most inspirational thinkers through...
6 Nov 2013
Nanoparticles, which range from 1-100 nanometers in size, are roughly the same size as biomolecules such as proteins, antibodies, and membrane receptors.  Because of this size similarity, nanoparticles can mimic biomolecules and therefore have a...
5 Nov 2013
Antiviral energy drinks, teacher support for learning numbers in elementary schools and connecting to the future using orchids, these were the subjects for the top three prizewinning projects at the SCORE! science festival held at OIST on Saturday,...
5 Nov 2013
Professor George Iwama will join the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) as Executive Vice President, starting in early January 2014. As Executive Vice President he will report to President Jonathan Dorfan, helping to...
1 Nov 2013
On October 25, the International Workshop on Marine Debris, Environmental Monitoring, and Disaster Mitigation took place at OIST. This public event was hosted in conjunction with a two-day workshop on the...
29 Oct 2013
Neurons in the brain communicate with each other both chemically and electrically: chemical communication can lead to strengthening or weakening of connections between neurons, and electrical signaling allows rapid communication between neurons all over...
28 Oct 2013
OIST is at the forefront of creating change in how research and education are practiced. In 2012, we accepted our first class of 34 graduate students and became a fully operational graduate university. We also succeeded in completing the set-up of...
23 Oct 2013
The friendship between OIST and the University of the Ryukyus just got a little boost.  In a recent...
18 Oct 2013
On October 16, OIST welcomed five members of the internationally-acclaimed Italian chamber orchestra, I Musici, who performed a special concert in the OIST auditorium. The 500 seats were filled by those who had made reservations before the event. While I...
17 Oct 2013
Dr. Sydney Brenner, the Former President of OIST, has made a donation of 5,000,000 yen to establish a scholarship fund for OIST graduate student training. He made this donation “In recognition of the pioneering vision, remarkable energy, and determined...
15 Oct 2013
Pearls are the only gems produced by living organisms. The academic journal, Zoological Science, published a special issue devoted to pearl oysters.  Dr. Takeshi Takeuchi of the OIST Marine...
10 Oct 2013
For the last 10 years, OIST Board of Governors Member Koji Omi has brought the world’s most influential scientists and scientific states-people to Kyoto for the Science Technology in Society Forum....
7 Oct 2013
On Friday 4th October, as Typhoon FITOW approached Okinawa from the south, OIST President Jonathan Dorfan, Provost Robert Baughman and six members of the OIST Board of Governors flew north to Tokyo for a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The...
2 Oct 2013
Each month at OIST there are exciting developments in science, in education and rapid evolution in international collaboration. As a new communication initiative, OIST will be sending out an electronic newsletter to those who are curious about the...
1 Oct 2013
The Yambaru Byobu Exhibition by the Kunigami Village artist, Ichiro Kikuta, opened on October 1st on the OIST campus. The exhibition runs through...
17 Sep 2013
Professor Tsumoru Shintake’s Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit is developing a brand-new, world-class electron microscope which promises to make major...
5 Sep 2013
In the months to come, OIST will become one of the first sites to implement an innovative sustainable energy system that promises to be considerably more viable and efficient compared to other systems to date. This will generate enough electricity for...
2 Sep 2013
A new school year commenced this week at OIST with its second class of doctoral students. At the welcome ceremony on September 2, OIST faculty and staff gathered in the auditorium to warmly greet the new students and their family members. The class...
30 Aug 2013
Since its opening in January, OIST’s child development program “Tedako”, Okinawan dialect for “children of the sun”, has grown to 45 students. Every day, children aged eight months to six years, enjoy spending their time at Tedako. While being operated...
29 Aug 2013
When an electrical impulse is transmitted between neurons in the brain to transfer information, a variety of molecules are involved in maintaining the signal transmission. Zacharie Taoufiq and Kohgaku Eguchi, researchers in ...

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