Graduate Student at Entrance Sign Graduate Student at Entrance Sign Photo credits to (OIST/Murray) Date: 05 November 2014 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 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'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. Ankur Dhar, Chair of the Student council addresses the class of 2018 Ankur Dhar, Chair of the Student council encouraged the new students to explore the opportunities offered by OIST and Okinawa during their time here.