Conference Venue

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Conference Center

Address: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, 904-0495, Japan
(In Japanese: 〒904-0495 沖縄県国頭郡恩納村字谷茶 1919-1)

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is an interdisciplinary graduate school offering a 5-year PhD program in Science and Engineering . It was founded by the Japanese government to contribute to science and technology worldwide, attract leading researchers from Japan and around the world to conduct high-quality research, advance the development of a world-class research hub, and nucleate a knowledge cluster that will catalyze technology transfer and industrial innovation in Okinawa.
Okinawa includes around 150 islands in the East China Sea, between Taiwan and the Japanese mainland. The southern-most prefecture in Japan, it has a subtropical climate, coral reefs, and rain forests.
OIST is located on 500 acres of subtropical hillside in rural Onna Village, famous throughout Japan for diving and snorkeling. The campus buildings evoke a futuristic Okinawan castle, with soaring skywalks, shimmering lakes, ramparts overlooking beautiful forest, and curved rock walls.

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