Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

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.



  • Oct 17. 1991 Steering Committee was formed for the foundation of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
  • Mar 26. 1992 Bureau for the establishment of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology was formed


GIST College

Graduate School
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Physics and Chemistry
  • Institute of Integrated Technology
  • Department of Biomedical Science & Engineering
  • Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics
  • Artificial Intelligence Graduate School
Language Education Center


  • Advanced Photonics Research Institute
  • Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies
  • Korea Culture Technology Institute
  • Integrated Institute of Biomedical Research
  • International Environmental Research Institute
  • GIST-Caltech Research Center
  • Nobel Research Center
  • Laboratory Animal Resource Center
  • GIST Central Research Facilities
  • GIST Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
305 -10
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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
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
846 -91
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Student services

  • Dormitory operatiom council
  • Married student apartment council

Housing services

  • Married Student Apartments
  • Graduate Dormitories

Library services

  • LG Library provides services and collections to support Monographs, Journals, Dissertations, Government Technical Report and Multimedia collections.
  • Central Library provides high quality digital environmental devices for high standard education and plenty spaces for relaxation.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus area 628,100m'
  • Store
  • Hair shop
  • Travel Agency
  • Bank
  • Copy shop
  • Laundry room
  • Billiard hall
  • Cafeteria

Sports facilities

  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor volleyball court
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Soccer field
  • Gym
  • Baseball court
  • Swimming pool

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.

Kwangju, Gwangju, South Korea


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