Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo | Breakfast #12 Peter GrussVIEW EVENT DETAILS
“Innovate Okinawa: the role of OIST in cultivating an innovation ecosystem in Okinawa”
Asia Society Japan Center is delighted to welcome Dr. Peter Gruss, President/CEO of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).
OIST is an unique institution. Located in Okinawa, it is an interdisciplinary graduate school offering a 5-year PhD program in Science. Over half of the faculty and students are recruited from outside Japan and all education and research is conducted entirely in English. Their mission is to conduct internationally outstanding education and research in science and technology, and thus contribute to the sustainable development of Okinawa, and promote and sustain the advancement of science and technology in Japan and throughout the world.
Appointed in 2017 as the second president of OIST, Dr. Peter Gruss notes that “OIST is one of the most interesting initiatives in world scientific research and education.” He further adds, “The Japanese Government has a clear vision for setting up an international, interdisciplinary university that will produce the future leaders for rapidly changing needs of global research and business.”
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