Facts and Figures

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People

Employees

As of January 2024, OIST has 1,092 employees from 67 countries and territories.

  Total International Women
Faculty 91 58 (64%) 17 (19%)
Research Unit Staff 484 326 (67%) 186 (38%)
Research Support Staff 85 38 (45%) 33 (39%)
Administrative Staff 432 84 (19%) 311 (72%)
Total 1,092 506 (46%) 547 (50%)

PhD Students

As of January 2024, OIST has 287 PhD students from 54 countries and territories.

Total International Women
PhD Students 287 80% 38%

Number of Students Admitted per Academic Year (Chart)

Number of Students Admitted per Academic Year (Table)

Year Sort descending Total Students International Women
2012 34 28 10
2013 20 15 5
2014 27 21 12
2015 24 22 7
2016 35 29 17
2017 37 32 13
2018 34 33 14
2019 52 43 20
2020 62 49 30
2021 44 34 14
2022 50 41 15
2023 55 45 22

Countries and Territories Represented

Employee Nationalities and Territories (Map)

Employee Nationalities and Territories (List)

Territory Sort descending Employees
Algeria 1
Argentina 2
Australia 8
Austria 3
Bangladesh 4
Belgium 7
Benin 1
Brazil 9
Bulgaria 2
Canada 11
China 37
Colombia 1
Costa Rica 1
Czechia 4
Denmark 2
Egypt 4
Finland 2
France 20
Georgia 1
Germany 23
Ghana 1
Greece 3
Hong Kong 1
Hungary 1
India 56
Indonesia 8
Iran 4
Ireland 7
Israel 5
Italy 15
Japan 588
Jordan 1
Kazakhstan 2
Lithuania 3
Madagascar 1
Malaysia 3
Mexico 9
Morocco 1
Netherlands 3
New Zealand 6
Norway 1
Pakistan 1
Peru 3
Philippines 6
Poland 4
Portugal 3
Romania 3
Russia 23
Saudi Arabia 1
Slovakia 2
South Africa 3
South Korea 11
Spain 10
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 3
Switzerland 3
Taiwan 21
Thailand 2
Tunisia 2
Türkiye 4
Ukraine 4
Undisclosed 11
United Kingdom 28
United States 67
Viet Nam 4
Yemen 1
Zambia 1
Zimbabwe 1

PhD Student Nationalities and Territories (Map)

PhD Student Nationalities and Territories (List)

Territory Sort descending Students
Algeria 1
Argentina 1
Austria 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 1
Brazil 4
Canada 3
China 16
Colombia 1
Croatia 1
Cyprus 1
Czechia 2
Ecuador 1
Egypt 4
Finland 1
France 8
Germany 6
Greece 1
Hong Kong 1
Hungary 1
India 32
Indonesia 8
Iran 1
Israel 3
Italy 4
Japan 57
Kazakhstan 6
Latvia 1
Lebanon 1
Lesotho 1
Madagascar 1
Malaysia 2
Mexico 6
Netherlands 4
Pakistan 3
Philippines 3
Poland 3
Romania 1
Russia 22
Singapore 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
South Korea 4
Spain 6
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 1
Switzerland 3
Syria 1
Taiwan 13
Uganda 1
Ukraine 5
United Kingdom 15
United States 16
Viet Nam 3

Outreach Statistics

OIST connects to the community — elementary, junior high, and high school students, as well as teachers and the general public in Okinawa — through science outreach, campus visits, and cultural activities.

Outreach Event Participants (Chart)

Outreach Event Participants (Table)

Year Sort descending General Public Students & Teachers
2011 1,888 5,665
2012 8,443 8,957
2013 25,372 9,612
2014 26,600 8,826
2015 21,465 8,252
2016 19,232 9,179
2017 17,534 9,749
2018 14,800 10,003
2019 11,635 8,455
2020 0 4,063
2021 180 1,702
2022 5,122 3,544

Number of Visitors to OIST (Chart)

Number of Visitors to OIST (Table)

Fiscal Year Sort descending Number of Visitors
2011 10,565
2012 21,475
2013 39,984
2014 41,009
2015 35,495
2016 35,919
2017 32,083
2018 27,673
2019 25,290
2020 0
2021 1,650
2022 8,620

Science Festival Participants (Chart)

OIST has held its annual Science Festival since FY2008. The number of participants increased from 629 up to 5000 in 6 yrs.

Science Festival Participants (Table)

Fiscal Year Sort descending Number of Participants
2008 629
2009 471
2010 2,130
2011 3,012
2012 4,075
2013 5,000
2014 5,000
2015 5,000
2016 5,200
2017 5,300
2018 4,500
2019 5,200
2020 3,000
2021 0
2022 600