Students at the 2020 Welcome Ceremony The new batch of students were introduced to their peers and the OIST community. The new batch of students were introduced to their peers and the OIST community. Date: 25 January 2021 Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags Students Share on: Related Images OIST's Fourth Class of PhD Students The class of 2015. 24 students, representing 15 countries and one region. Ten of the students have a background in life or environmental sciences, while 14 have studied engineering or physical sciences. Welcome Ceremony OIST community welcomes Class of 2015. This year, we received 24 new students come from 15 countries and one region. President Jonathan Dorfan President Dorfan welcomes the third class of doctoral students to OIST. Sansanar and Ryusei Daiko The welcome ceremony concluded with a performance from local drum group Ryusei Daiko and singing group Sansanar. OIST Graduation Ceremony 2017 - Dr. Caroline Starzynski Dr. Caroline Starzynski spoke on behalf of the graduate students.