OIST in the News
Refocusing higher education on multidisciplinarity would benefit scientists and economies, says Daya Reddy.
Dr. Daya Reddy, the South African research chair in computational mechanics in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and president of the Academy of Science of South Africa, has an op-ed in Sci Dev Net about higher education in a multidisciplinary environment.Read More
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, and Matsumoto Dental University announced that the three universities’ research groups have discovered a specific gene that prevents osteoporosis from progressing, in experiments using mice. Finding out a method to boost the activity of the CNOT3 gene may help develop new drugs. The study will be published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, after the 4th of February.Read More
The world's largest neural network simulation project, involving Prof. Kenji Doya and Dr. Jun Igarashi in the OIST Neural Computation Unit, has been picked up by several overseas media recently. You can also read an OIST article on this research published last August here.Read More
During a budget deal Friday with Finance Minister Taro Aso, Ichita Yamamoto, minister in charge of Okinawa issues, agreed upon the allocation of 346 billion yen in the fiscal 2014 budget to promote the local economy in Okinawa. On the back of sales tax increase starting in April, the government increased the budget by 5.2 billion. The budget includes 33 billion yen, up 3 billion from the initial request, earmarked for the construction of a second runway at Naha Airport each year, which will be separately allocated from the unrestricted lump-sum subsidy also beyond 2015.Read More
TV Asahi reported that Governor Nakaima went out of the hospital in Tokyo, where he is hospitalized to undergo some tests, to visit the prime minister’s office with the aim to call for the expansion of OIST from the current 300 faculty level to 500.
After the meeting with Prime Minister Abe, Governor Nakaima told reporters at a press conference that Abe, who had already visited OIST, implied that he would meet the requests from Okinawa Prefectural Government.
A latest posting on Science News, a Web-based science video channel operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), features the world's largest neuronal network simulation successfully achieved by OIST's Prof. Kenji Doya and Dr. Jun Igarashi, and their collaborators at RIKEN and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. You can watch the video (in Japanese) by clicking any of the links below. To read about their research, cllick here.Read More
Anna Ikarashi's most recent OIST Web article, Build-A-Nanoparticle, about a research paper by Prof. Mukhles Sowwan's Nanoparticles by Design Unit, was picked up by overseas press.Read More
The science news website Live Science featured a photo from Prof. Nic Chormaic’s unit research in its Image of the Day on November 6, a gallery of amazing photos from around the world.
The photo was taken by Dr. Jonathan Ward, a researcher in the unit. Please hit the link below and proceed to Photo #7.Read More
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice-Minister of CAO [who visited OIST on Oct 7th] met with the representatives of the Okinawan business community and exchanged opinions. The members of the business community made requests to the government including items such as ensuring the budget of OIST and its expansion, constructing the second runway of Naha Airport and providing additional tax incentives for the promotion of investments in small and medium-sized enterprises.Read More
Professor Tsumori Shintake (Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit) was featured on Japanese international news broadcast NHK World on November 6, 2012.Read More
On June 8, 2012, members of the Association of Governors of Kyushu Region visited OIST and met with Dr. Dorfan.
The group included the governors of Fukuoka Prefecture and Saga Prefecture.
A picture from their visit is posted in Fukuoka Prefecture's HP.