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.
19 Nov 2011

Following the approval by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and subsequent approval by the Japanese government; a new science and technology graduate university, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) has existed in Okinawa since 1st November 2011.

28 Oct 2011

Following the approval by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the establishment of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) both as the School Corporation and the OIST Graduate University, the Japanese

4 Oct 2011

Okinawa, Japan, October 4, 2011 - On October 3, 2011, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Shionogi & Co.Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

20 Sep 2011
The Forum is youth-driven, rather than top-down, providing a space for young scientists and youth leaders to present their ideas and initiatives.
24 Jul 2011
A coral genome has been decoded for the first time by the Marine Genomics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).