29 Jan 2013
OIST and RIKEN join international efforts to understand and simulate the human brain for the creation of new technological advances for society.
19 Nov 2012
His Majesty the Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan visited OIST.
5 Oct 2012
The 4th meeting of the Board of Governors took place on 4 and 5 October on the OIST campus.
5 Oct 2012
The OIST Graduate University and the Marine Biological Laboratory Concluded an agreement on scientific cooperation today.
6 Sep 2012

500 people packed into the new auditorium at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on 6 September to celebrate the official opening of the Graduate School.

1 Aug 2012
By implanting a tiny drug delivery device into the brains of rats, researchers in OIST’s Neural Computation Unit were able to temporarily lower serotonin levels in the part of the brain responsible for patience, and to show that this loss caused the rats to give up before receiving an expected reward.
18 Jun 2012
The Board of Governors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University met on the OIST campus on May 25.
16 May 2012
Ken Maeda, a researcher in OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, has identified a new freshwater goby species on the islands of Okinawa and Iriomote. The species, Stiphodon alcedo, is described in the latest issue of the journal Cybium.
10 May 2012
After a neuron fires an electrical impulse, this impulse needs to be chemically transmitted to another neuron to propagate into the neuronal circuit; otherwise communication would grind to a halt. In a paper published on May 10, 2012 in the journal Neuron, researchers at OIST identify a critical part of that chemical transmission.
8 Feb 2012
The OIST Marine Genomics Unit, in collaboration with Japanese research groups including from the University of Tokyo and Mikimoto Co., Ltd., has completed the first decoding of the genome of the Japanese pearl oyster.