OIST is a founding member of the BRIDGE Network. The name of the network stands for Basic Research Institutions Delivering Graduate Education.
The BRIDGE Network is an informal platform of scientific institutions on three continents that share two common missions: conducting world-class research and training PhD students.
Members of the BRIDGE Network are among the world’s most successful scientific institutions in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). They are distinct from both universities with undergraduate students and pure research institutes. They are attractive to world-leading researchers because they combine the best of two worlds for creative minds: the freedom and resources to focus on curiosity-driven research and a constant influx of brilliant young scientists.
The BRIDGE Network strengthens mutual exchange and co-operation between its members and advocates for the conditions required for excellent science to blossom for the benefit of society.
Currently, the members of the BRIDGE Network are: