Creating limitless possibilities through research and education
GIST has been firmly committed to fulfilling its foundational goals of advancing the nation’s science and technology and nurturing excellent talents in those fields. As a result, it has grown into a world-class research university in a relatively short period of just over two decades.
In the QS World University Rankings 2015 - 2016, GIST was ranked No. 2 in the world in the category of citations per faculty. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 - 2015, where GIST was included for evaluation for the first time, it was placed at No. 4 in Korea and at No. 96 in the world in the subject of Engineering and Technology. This clearly shows that GIST can compete with any institution of higher learning around the world in terms of academic and research achievements.
Here at GIST, we are also trying hard to make tangible contributions to local, national, and global development. Through technology transfer and commercialization, our research results should lead to creating new industries and jobs, and ultimately to improving our quality of life. To realize that goal, we are actively promoting student and faculty startups so that they may blaze new trails with a fearless pioneering spirit.
Convergence and innovation in education and research never stop on the GIST campus. Interdisciplinary research projects constantly spring up, and ongoing collaboration across the departments and institutes continues to give new inspirations to our students. In particular, GIST College has become an innovative new model for undergraduate education in science and engineering, as it not only provides a rich, balanced liberal arts education to promote creativity, cooperation, and communication but also works closely with the graduate school to focus on problem solving.
The promise to be the best
For the future of our society and humanity
It is the promise of GIST
GIST always welcomes interested students, researchers, and professors. I hope you will come to GIST and take advantage of our world-class educational and research opportunities. I am convinced your decision to come to GIST will prove an excellent choice.