The OIST Logo
The individual cords represent persons and areas of research. The symbol’s design expresses the way in which OIST forms an interdisciplinary academic hub that brings together, outstanding students and faculty from around the world as well as OIST’s areas of research, giving birth to a series of new and unexpected outcomes as all of these elements interact in complex ways.
It is our hope that OIST will always be presence inseparable from Okinawa, now and in the future. The pattern of the Shisa, the guardian deities of Okinawa that seem to float when viewed from a short of distance, represents this sincere desire.
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