Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology
Onna, Okinawa, Japan
New Graduate Research Campus
Total Project: 550 acres, 2.5 million square feet
Initial Phase: 700,000 square feet; includes 3 multi-story generic research buildings, central services, housing and social infrastructure. First research building completed and occupied in March 2010.
A Joint Venture between Kornberg Associates Architects and Japanese A/E firms Nikken and Kuniken.
OIST in the News:
"Science Without Boundaries" OIST | NEWS CENTER, 19 October 2012 http://www.oist.jp/video/science-without-boundaries
"Okinawa Institute of Technology / Nikken Sekkei + Kornberg Associates + Kuniken" ArchDaily, May 29, 2012 http://www.archdaily.com/238664/okinawa-institute-of-science-technology-nikken-sekkei-kornberg-associates-kuniken/
"Where Robots and Rats Play" The Economist, Science & Technology, November 26, 2011 http://www.economist.com/node/21540228
"New Science & Technology Graduate University in Okinawa" October 28, 2011 http://www.oist.jp/en/press-room/press-releases.html
"An Idea Becoming Reality!" October 28, 2011 http://www.oist.jp/en/press-room/news-articles/151-2011/1209-idea-becoming-reality.html
"Japan's New Okinawa Institute Officially Becomes Graduate University" Dennis Normile, ScienceInsider, October 28, 2011 http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/10/japans-new-okinawa-institute.html
"Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology" YouTube http://youtu.be/h4yP_Ltc97E
"OIST the Movie" YouTube
"Made in Japan: A new university on an island outpost looks set to succeed against the odds"
Nature | Editorial, June 29, 2011. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v474/n7353/full/474541b.html
"Okinawa Goes Recruting: Research freedom proves trump card for interdisciplinary Japanese institute" David Cyranoski, Nature | News, June 29, 2011. http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110629/full/474553a.html