Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

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Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (logo).jpg
MottoA Proud Creator of Future Science and Technology
TypeNational
Established1993
PresidentSeung Hyeon Moon, Ph.D.
Students2,122 (as of January 2018)
Undergraduates868 (as of January 2018)
Postgraduates1,254 (as of January 2018)
Address
123 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu
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Websitegist.ac.kr
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGwangju Gwahank Gisulwon
McCune–ReischauerKwangju Kwahank Kisulwŏn

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is a research-oriented university and the one of the prestigious school in the science and technology. GIST is located in Gwangju, South Korea. Also, GIST is the member of the schools of the union with respect to the research-oriented universities group consisting of GIST-KAIST-UNIST-POSTECH-DGIST

History[edit]

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) was established by the South Korean government in 1993 as a research-oriented graduate school to train highly skilled scientists and researchers, to create a strong research base for further development of advanced science and technology, and to promote collaborative foreign and domestic research programs within industry and academia.[1] According to a 2012 news article in the Korea JoongAng Daily, "All classes are taught in English, and master’s and doctoral thesis are all written in English. Doctoral students only receive their degrees if they have published more than one work as the first author in scientific journals, encouraging them to be research leaders. And in 2001, GIST became the first Korean university to introduce a thesis quality certification [program], gaining attention from the science field and the media."[2]

Then in 2010, GIST College was established at GIST to offer Korea's first liberal arts oriented science curriculum for undergraduate students.[3] According to GIST College Professor Kyung-Deok Roh, "GIST College is the only university that pursues and practices the philosophy of liberal arts education in Korea. ... However, GIST College has unique traits that separate it from conventional liberal arts colleges. It is because GIST first started out as a research-oriented graduate school, and as such its undergraduate education can utilize and benefit from the knowledge, infrastructure, and expertise that the research institution already possesses. In other words, GIST College, while upholding liberal arts as the core of its undergraduate education, can also work closely with the graduate school for deeper-level education and research. This is a feature that makes GIST College all the more special."[4]

In the 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings® Result tables, GIST was ranked number 2 in the world in the category of citations per faculty.[5] In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, GIST was ranked 96th in the world in the category of Engineering & Technology.[6]

Rankings[edit]

General Rankings[edit]

University rankings
QS National[7]General 16
USNWR National[8]General 17
QS Asia
(Asian Ranking version)[9]
General 271-280
THE Asia[10]General 46
USNWR Asia[11]General 144
THE World[12]General 401-500
QS World[13]General 322
USNWR World[14]General 708
THE World (Young)[15]General/Young 46
QS World (50 Under 50)[16]General/Young 32

Special Rankings[edit]

QS World Universities Ranking #3 in the World number per citations per faculty
Times Higher Education World University Technology Rankings #4 in South Korea
Patent application/registration number Ranking (HanKuk economy paper) #2 in South Korea
Technology transfer income Ranking (HanKuk economy paper) #1 in South Korea
Research fund per faculty Ranking (Korea Research Foundation) #2 in South Korea
Thompson Reuters #8 in South Korea

Timeline[edit]

August 5, 1993 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Act promulgated
October 11, 1993 Dr. Doo-Bong Ha inaugurated as first president
February 27, 1997 First master's degrees conferred
February 20, 2000 First doctorate degrees conferred
March 26, 2004 English acronym changed from KJIST to GIST, following Romanization change of the city name from Kwangju to Gwangju
February 25, 2014 First bachelor's degrees conferred
March 11, 2015 Dr. Seung Hyeon Moon inaugurated as seventh president

Departments[edit]

GIST College (bachelor's programs)[edit]

  • Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences (freshmen and sophomores)
  • Majors (juniors and seniors)
    • Physics Concentration
    • Chemistry Concentration
    • Life Science Concentration
    • Engineering and Applied Science Concentrations
      • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Concentration
      • Mechanical Engineering Concentration
      • Materials Science and Engineering Concentration
      • Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering Concentration

Graduate Schools (master's and doctoral programs)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Act
  2. ^ "GIST's research prowess earns 7th place ranking". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ "삼단비교보기 - 로앤비". www.lawnb.com. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ Roh, Kyung-Deok (2014). "GIST College and "3C1P" Educational Philosophy" (PDF).
  5. ^ "QS Intelligence Unit | 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings® Result tables – Excel". www.iu.qs.com. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  6. ^ THE World University Rankings 2014/15 - Engineering and Technology
  7. ^ "QS South Korea University Rankings 2019". Top Universities. 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  8. ^ U.S.News & World Report (2019). "Search Best Global Universities - US News Education". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  9. ^ "QS Asian University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education. 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  11. ^ U.S.News & World Report (2019). "Best Global Universities in Asia - US News Education". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  12. ^ "THE World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  13. ^ "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  14. ^ U.S.News & World Report (2019). "Best Global Universities - US News". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Young University Rankings 2019". Times Higher Education (THE). 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  16. ^ "QS Top 50 Under 50 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°13′35″N 126°50′24″E / 35.2265°N 126.8400°E / 35.2265; 126.8400