The Graduate School is a division of the OIST Graduate University led by the Dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate School’s major role is to provide academic services, student support and administrative support. In addition, the Graduate School collaborates with others in OIST to participate in the Okinawa University Consortium and advance its missions.
The Graduate School organization is as follows:
Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
The Office of the Dean of the Graduate School coordinates all division tasks including reporting and management of fiscal-, space-, and human resources, and facilitates divisional communications both within and outside of the division. The deans are the locus of coordination with OIST BOG, BOC, Executives, Faculty, and other divisions and hold administrative and academic accountabilities for the division. It also coordinates within the division and with other stakeholders with students by providing early detection of challenges that students are experiencing and case-manage intervention measures. Finally, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School develops relationships with external stakeholders such as other educational institutions, industry partners, and government offices.
Academic Affairs Section
The Academic Affairs Section administers and supports the academic program of the Graduate School.
Student Affairs Section
The Student Affairs Section is concerned with the everyday requirements of living, health and welfare of students at OIST.
Admissions and Registrar Section
The Admissions and Registrar Section is charged with administering the process of admissions and handling academic records and data.
Curriculum and Programs Section
The Curriculum and Programs Section is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality and diversity of the taught component of the educational programs delivered by the Graduate School.
External Engagement Section
The External Engagement Section is charged with organizing science education outreach and student recruitment activities to attract prospective students at OIST, and activities to engage alumni who are graduates of our degree programs.