The Institute was founded in 1993 by the Korean government to meet the nation's demand for advanced research as well as to enhance the development of higher education in science and engineering.
Moreover, GIST takes a leading role in performing research and development in cooperation with industrial sectors.
Accordingly, GIST opened its doors to undergraduate students in 2010.
For the first time in Korea, a curriculum was based on the prestigious California Institute of Technology, a private U.S university with worldwide renown.
Our society recognizes, and thus welcomes, scientific and technological experts with not only insight into specialized fundamental knowledge, but strong leadership skills as well. Accordingly, GIST was established by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology in 1993. The Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology decided to provide full support to all GIST students in order to facilitate scientific technologists with advanced leadership skills. In addition, to assist students in English development, GIST also offers intensive on campus English courses.
We hope that you new global creator of advanced science and technology arrive at GIST looking forward to carrying out world leading research, as interested students, researchers and professors are always welcomed our campus!
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