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Promotion of Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at OIST

Our mission is to conduct internationally outstanding education and research in science and technology, and thus contribute to the sustainable development of Okinawa, and promote and sustain the advancement of science and technology in Japan and throughout the world.

Integrity, honesty, fairness, respect for others, and dedication to the OIST mission are our Core Values.  We strive to create a working environment that is attractive to all employees and students regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, race, ethnicity, ancestry, culture, national origin, religion, or marital status.

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Work-Life Balance

We are taking various initiatives to achieve a better balance between family life and work.

GEDI (Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Committee

The Committee examines and assesses OIST activities, policies communications, processes, data, institutional climate and publications in order to identify and propose opportunities to build a more equitable, diverse and inclusive environment at OIST for students, faculty and staff.

OIST Action Plan

OIST has established the action plan to ensure a working environment that enable to maintain work-life balance and also encourages the active participation of female staff to form careers and play active role in management.


OIST's LGBTQ and Allies group works to support the LGBTQIA+ community at OIST.

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Professional Development
Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence
Child Care and Education
Bilingual child care is available on campus for employees and students.