Diversity, inclusion, and bravery: OIST President speaks at a seminar by the University of Ryukyus
President Karin Markides spoke about her background, how she came to OIST, and approaches for increasing diversity and inclusion in universities.
17 January 2024
What can we do for Okinawa now? High school students compete in science and business ideas
SCORE!, a presentation competition for high school students from Okinawa, was held at OIST
12 January 2024
OIST’s Board of Councilors welcomes six new members with local, national, and international experience
New members bring a wealth of expertise in diverse fields.
11 January 2024
Japan Scicom Forum 2023 held at OIST
The fifth annual JSF conference took place November 21-22 at OIST, in-person for the first time since 2019.
27 December 2023
OIST Selected for MEXT’s “Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities with a Regional Core and Distinctive Characteristics”
OIST's Commitment to Global Innovation: Joining MEXT Program to Strengthen Research Capabilities and Foster International Collaborations for Social Impact
25 December 2023
2023 in review: Leaping ahead
As 2023 draws to a close, it's worth reflecting on the year that has gone by. New buildings, new president, and a lot of new research – this year, OIST has been getting back on track post-pandemic. We highlight some of the most notable events, people, articles and media mentions of the year gone by.
22 December 2023
Scientists reveal the molecular structure of a complex bacteriophage
For the first time, the molecular structure of a complete tailed virus with a flexible tail has been solved in unprecedented detail.
21 December 2023
The Dawn of a New Era for Drones
A team of entrepreneurs from India envisions a society where drones and humans coexist
20 December 2023
Two OIST faculty members to receive JSPS Prize
Prof. Keshav Dani and Prof. Yabing Qi will be awarded the 2023 JSPS Prize.
20 December 2023
Underwater architects: The ‘burrowing effect’ of foraminifera on marine environments
Impact of single-cell organisms on sediment oxygen levels and bacterial diversity measured for the first time.
11 December 2023
Acoustic monitoring shows surprising resilience of subtropical forests to extreme weather – but climate change looms
Analysis of 13,000 hours of recorded sound from an acoustic monitoring network across Okinawa Island, Japan, reveals that ecosystems are more resilient to super-typhoons than anticipated but are threatened by climate change.
07 December 2023