The OIST campus is a unique piece of architecture. Set on 500 acres of subtropical paradise, the university has been designed from the start to provide the best possible environment to catalyze outstanding research and education. From the outside, the buildings evoke a science fiction version of a traditional Okinawan castle with soaring skywalks, shimmering lakes, ramparts overlooking beautiful forest and old Okinawan stone walls.

The OIST campus gives students an unrivalled living experience to complement the many opportunities for discovery and innovation.