Tuesday, 29. July 2008 - 15:00

The 6th BOG Meeting


(From left) Dr. Akito Arima, then Minister Fumio Kishida, Dr. Torsten
Wiesel, Dr. Jerome Friedman

The 6th meeting of the Board of Governors took place on July 28-30, during which recommendations for the overall blueprint for establishing the new OIST graduate university were finalized. This was the culmination of over a year of planning by the OIST University Preparation Working Group and the BOG Working Group. The recommendations were summarized in a document,the Blueprint of the New Graduate University, which at the conclusion of the meeting was submitted formally to then Minister for Okinawa Affairs Fumio Kishida by BOG co-chairs, Dr. Torsten Wiesel and Dr. Akito Arima. The Blueprint of the New Graduate University will be used by CAO as a reference in drafting the legislation that will create the OIST Graduate University.