OIST is greatly saddened to announce the death of Dr. Sydney Brenner, the first President of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (2005-2011), the predecessor of the present OIST.
Scientists decoded the genome of the popular Okinawan seaweed “umi-budo” or “sea grapes,” which could help ease the crop’s cultivation and address environmental issues caused by the invasive spread of related species.
On 30 March 2019, the press published an article about an anonymous online survey conducted to examine the workplace environment at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). The survey claims to demonstrate widespread discontent and harassment at OIST. OIST wants to make clear that this is not an official survey conducted by the University and that OIST does not tolerate any form of harassment.