Launch Your Career

Career and Leadership Development

OIST is committed to the development of individual student’s knowledge and skills, not only in research, but also for career development and leadership in the scientific research and education environment of the future. A professional development course continues throughout each year of the degree, covering basic principles of research conduct and ethics, science communication, and aspects of science in society; and providing practical experience to develop presentation and teaching skills important for maximizing career opportunities.

Visiting Speakers

A program of visiting speakers brings students face-to-face with world leaders in science, technology, industry and science communication.


As the hub of a highly international network, OIST provides many opportunities for individual students to achieve visibility and develop contacts with future employers. A dedicated Career Development Coordinator provides career guidance and training to launch your career.