Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is a leading research-oriented university in South Korea, located in Gwangju city. It was established in 1993 and is dedicated to providing innovative and cutting-edge education for students in the areas of science and technology.
GIST was founded by the Korean government in 1993 as a research-oriented graduate school in the fields of science and technology with the aim of contributing to the development of South Korea’s high-tech industry. In 2003, GIST was designated as an independent university, and today it has become one of the leading universities in the country for research and innovation.
GIST has four schools: the School of Materials Science and Engineering, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Mechanical Engineering, and the School of Life Sciences. Each school has its own departments, and GIST also has a Graduate School of Green Energy and Technology.
GIST’s campus is located in the vibrant city of Gwangju, South Korea. The university has state-of-the-art facilities, including research labs, libraries, and lecture halls. GIST also has a dormitory for students, sports facilities, and a cafeteria.
GIST is focused on graduate education and research, and offers a range of Master’s and Ph.D. programs in science and technology-related fields. The university also offers an Executive Master of Business Administration program, designed for professionals who want to enhance their business skills.
Colleges and Schools
GIST has four schools:
- School of Materials Science and Engineering
- School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Mechanical Engineering
- School of Life Sciences
The university also has a Graduate School of Green Energy and Technology.
GIST has a diverse and dynamic student community, with students from around the world. The university offers various extracurricular activities, including cultural events, sports clubs, and student councils. The GIST International Student Association (GISA) is an organization that helps international students settle and adapt to life at GIST.
GIST has a sports complex that includes a gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, and outdoor sports fields. The university has various sports clubs, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and badminton.
GIST has produced many successful alumni who have made significant contributions in various fields. Some notable alumni include:
- Dr. Kim Sang-Hyuk, CEO of AhnLab Inc.
- Dr. Lee Su-Yong, President of Pusan National University
- Dr. Lee Seung-Woo, Professor at Harvard Medical School
|Name||Location||Country||Colleges and Schools||Website URL|
|Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology||Gwangju||South Korea||School of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Life Sciences
Graduate School of Green Energy and Technology