Articles

6 Mar 2013
Starting a PhD program on a remote island with a newly established graduate university can sound daunting. But many PhD candidates from the Admissions Workshop that took place on February 26-28 sounded anything but daunted. “If I wasn’t sold on it before...
5 Mar 2013
Thanks to over 4000 visitors, 200 OIST volunteers and 12 delicious food vendors, including OIST’s Kaito+ Café, Open Campus 2013 was a huge success. Only an hour after the day’s schedule officially started at 10:00 on Sunday March 3, the parking lots were...
1 Mar 2013
In Okinawa, February often exhibits the most indecisive weather. While some days promise the onset of spring, others resort back to winter’s chilly rain. On February 22, an hour before the OIST community and local Okinawan residents gathered in the...
26 Feb 2013
OIST staff and members from the Okinawan Prefectural Museum and Onna Village gathered for the opening exhibition, “Interacting at the Epidermis—a Quest for Identity.”  Okinawan...
20 Feb 2013
Sub-zero temperatures, deep snow and swirling winds greeted members of the OIST Graduate School and Communications and Public Relations Division at the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston,...
14 Feb 2013
Timelapse of the Lab 2 construction on the OIST campus. Work began in November 2010, and the building was put to use in June 2012 Watch the ...
6 Feb 2013
On February 1, 2013, Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado -- widow of Prince Norihito Takamado, the cousin of...
5 Feb 2013
On February 2, 2013, the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzō Abe, paid a visit to the OIST campus in Onna Village to receive an update on the university’s progress. OIST President Jonathan Dorfan...
31 Jan 2013
On Friday, January 25, 2013, local Okinawan residents, high school students, teachers and government officials sat amongst OIST employees and students to enjoy a moving lecture by Dr. Ryōji Noyori,...
30 Jan 2013
If you are the first to discover something, that discovery can sometimes open even more doors. Behind the doors of the Churaumi Plaza at the Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa, visitors can now view a live display...
24 Jan 2013
The phrase “sustainable development” has been associated with agriculture, business, or the economy, but has blurred in definition, said OIST’s keynote speaker, Kiyotaka Akasaka, on January 18. In his talk titled, “Can Sustainable Development Save the...
22 Jan 2013
While some languages are more difficult to translate than others, the hardest by far is mathematics. And if there's a dialect of math that boggles more minds than any other, it’s the complex equations associated with quantum physics. “Quantum theory aims...
11 Jan 2013
On Monday, January 7, 2013, OIST’s Preschool program opened its doors to the children of the OIST community. The Afterschool program, which is housed in the Village Center Building...
8 Jan 2013
For those at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, a great deal of traveling uphill dictates our journey to the office. This is also true for any fish hoping to make a similar trip from the ocean to the Shirin-Gawa stream that passes through...
4 Jan 2013
In talking with Professor Mahesh Bandi you may notice he peppers interesting facts into the dialogue about what we know or don’t know, or came to know in physics. Bandi’s research interests lie in finding links between seemingly unrelated areas, such as...
26 Dec 2012
It shows great talent when a classical ensemble can start together in perfect harmony without the guidance of a conductor. On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, OIST was graced with five Okinawan musicians who do could do just that. “Yesterday I was a very...
25 Dec 2012
When a fluid flows through a pipe or down the bed of a river at high velocities, it forms whirlpools and becomes turbulent. These whirlpools, known as “eddies”, lead to a striking increase in frictional drag – the property of a flow that sets the cost of...
19 Dec 2012
While conducting research for the global stage is one of OIST’s main objectives, giving back to the local Okinawan community is equally important to the university and its researchers. In an effort to expose children living on the island to the wonders...
10 Dec 2012
Ahmed Alkhunaini, Representative Director of Aramco Asia Japan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OIST on Friday 7 December.  The memorandum included the donation of $100,000 to the Graduate University to establish the Saudi Aramco Marine...

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