The OIST Experiment: Building a World-Class Scientific Research University

The third US-Japan Business Meetup Philly, presented by AGC Chemicals and was held on Tuesday, September 10 and hosted by Volpe & Koenig. Dr. Mary Collins, Provost, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and David Janes, Senior Advisor for Institutional Development at OIST and Managing Director of the OIST Foundation discussed the rise of OIST as a research institute.

In just eight short years as a graduate university in Okinawa, OIST was listed this year as one of the 10 top scientific research institution globally according to Nature Magazine’s normalized rankings. This places OIST above MIT globally and first in Japan. With this recognition, OIST is rapidly realizing its aim of becoming a world-class scientific institution based in Japan that is truly global. OIST aims to be a challenge to traditional education in Japan and also intends to promote the sustainable development of Okinawa.

Images taken at OIST Meetup on 9/10

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