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Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

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.

Master's Programmes



  • March 26, 1992 - Steering Committee was formed for the foundation of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
  • August 5, 1993 Act on Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology was enacted and proclaimed
  • October 6, 1993 - Enforcement Decree of Act on Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology was enacted and proclaimed


Graduate School

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Materials Science
  • and Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Physics and Chemistry
  • Department of Physics and Photon Science
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics


  • Communication Systems and Computer Networks
  • Photonics and Optics
  • Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Microwave Electronics
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Science

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
295 27
322 -7
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 -100
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
801 100
901 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
846 -91
755 -47
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Library services

  • All library users are required to register their ID number on the library system to have the library service and issue all materials.
  • Library registers a batch of new ID numbers from faculties and students.
  • Log in with your ID number to have the library services.
  • Library sets an initial password which is same as the ID number.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor volleyball court
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Soccer field
  • Gym

Student Reviews

Education teacher
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Six years òf university study experience and seven to eight years of teaching experieñce

Great Place
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

From this university, I got many industrial level experiences. And currently, I'm working with research. The facilities are really well here.


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