Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
1919-1 Tancha, Onna Village
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST; Jonathan Dorfan, president) opened its doors in September 2012 after 11 years of planning to establish a graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa that conducts research and provides education of “best in the world” quality. President Dorfan said at a ceremony welcoming him to the school that “there is no other graduate school in the world that consists of students who have such a diverse scientific and cultural background as far as I know.” With approximately 50 professors, 260 researchers and 170 administrative and support staff in addition to the student body, OIST actively hosts events such as Open Campus and also sends its academics to lecture at local schools. It is expected that OIST will contribute to the development of Onna Village as a place of academic endeavor combined with a wealth of resorts and abundant natural beauty.
- Area： Northern area, Onna Village