OIST accepts 24 students from 15 countries

OIST accepts 24 students from 15 countries

New doctoral students of OIST introduced themselves and shared their career goals at an enrollment ceremony in the Tancha district of Onna on the morning of September 1.


September 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 1, The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) held an enrollment ceremony for doctoral students at the school, which is located in the Tancha district of Onna. The fourth batch of students is made up of twenty-four newcomers from 15 countries. They are scheduled to study at the university for five years. At the ceremony, the OIST President Jonathan Dorfan said that he hoped they would become world leaders. He added that he wanted them to develop their research fields and work on global challenges.

Taiwanese Shea Tuinhan joined the university after working for seven years. Tuinhan, who majors in biology, said that he is grateful to OIST for giving him an opportunity to do research again.

Camira Mustafina who studies immunology and microbiology, is from Kazakhstan, which is landlocked. Mustafina said that she was excited to come to Okinawa, which has beautiful ocean scenery.

(English translation by T&CT)

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