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. Date: 01 September 2015 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 Campus Life Education Share on: Related Images Welcome Ceremony OIST community welcomes Class of 2015. This year, we received 24 new students come from 15 countries and one region. New PhD Student Introduces Oneself Each student makes oneself known in front of the OIST community. On September 1, 2015, OIST welcomes its fourth class of graduate students. Families on the skywalk Families with children filled the corridors, including the skywalk. President Jonathan Dorfan, Giving His Word of Welcome President Dorfan welcomes 24 New students of Class of 2015. He explained OIST’s three core values: Openness in Research, the Respectful Workplace and Commitment to Students. Children with robots OIST student Miles Desforges shows children how robots sense the world around them.