Korea University of Science and Technology

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University of Science and Technology
PresidentKil-Choo Moon
Students840 (March 2012)
176 Gajung-dong [217 Gajungro], Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-350, Korea
Daejeon, Seoul et al.
CampusUrban (Daejeon Campus)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGwahak Gisul Yeonhap Daehagwon Daehakgyo
McCune–ReischauerKwahak Kisul Yŏnhap Taehakwon Taehakkyo

The University of Science and Technology (UST) is a group of public universities and research institutions in Seoul, Suwon, Changwon, Ansan, Seongnam and Daejeon, in South Korea. The UST was established in 2003 by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning as the nation’s graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. The UST runs only a graduate school. Creating the new driving force for growth would play a major role in leading national growth in the new century. The South Korean government established the UST to produce professionals in the field of combined technologies, thought of as one of the most important criteria for creating the driving force for South Korea's national growth. Today, UST continues to develop itself into a major research university.

Education advantages[edit]

UST established courses that allow students to build experience in research fields. Lab rotation is an example. UST encourage students to get hands-on experience by actively participating in the research by awarding credits as well as minimizing classroom lectures. UST provide opportunities to participate in projects conducted by other institutions or private companies. UST also adopted Lab rotation programs which enable students to gain relevant experience in various research fields. Students take liberal arts classes as prerequisite so they can be well-grounded as leaders in their given research field, and provide them with insight into society in general.

Special courses[edit]

The universities offer special courses in technical business administration, technical economics, technical strategies, theories of research, planning, and management, venture start-ups, technical communication, technical writing, etc.


UST is a graduate program in science and technology taught in English run as a consortium by the advanced research institutes in Daejeon and throughout South Korea.

School of Science[edit]

School of Engineering[edit]

  • Broadband Network Technology
  • Information Security Engineering
  • Mobile Communication & Digital Broadcasting Engineering
  • Computer Software & Engineering
  • E-BIZ Management
  • Electronic Counter Counter-Measure Communications Technology
  • ITS Engineering
  • Underwater Acoustic Communications
  • Information Network for Transportation Engineering
  • Information Science & Technology
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Grid and Supercomputing
  • HCI & Robotics
  • Geoinformatic Engineering
  • Electrical Equipment Information and Communications Engineering
  • Advanced Device Technology
  • Intelligent Robot Engineering
  • Biopotency/Toxicology Evaluation
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Korea Traditional Medicine and Biotechnology
  • Nanomaterials Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Functionality Material Engineering
  • Nano-Electronics
  • Micro Nano System Engineering
  • Nano-Mechatronics
  • Accelerator and Beam Nano Engineering
  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Resources Recycling
  • Environmental System Engineering
  • Future Modern Traffic System Engineering
  • Energy and Power Conversion Engineering
  • Advanced Energy Technology
  • Energy System Engineering
  • Green Process and System Engineering
  • Measurement and Detection of Radiation
  • Laser and Plasma Engineering
  • Advanced Nuclear System Engineering
  • Quantum Energy Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Resources Technology
  • Aircraft System Engineering
  • Space Launch Vehicle System Engineering
  • Accurately Guided Vehicle System Engineering
  • Satellite Systems and Applications Engineering


UST has headquarters and following research institutions as campus.

Achievements and vision[edit]

Since foundation 2004, UST has been the most qualified research institution in Korea and globally as well. There were 118 Ph.D. and 321 M.S students who came from 28 countries have graduated. The number of SCI-grade theses per student until graduation is 5.44, the highest profile amongst Korean universities. In 2010, UST was followed Seoul National University as the country's second university in the number of published SCI journals (Science Citation Index).

UST is expected to be the main institution that extensively accelerates Korea's scientific research by facing the Nobel Prize Challenge.

Graduates' research achievements[edit]

  • 4.52 papers published with SCI level of journals per doctoral graduate
  • 1.12 case of patent applied and registered per doctoral graduate

Research projects that were selected as 100 Excellent National Research and Development Projects[edit]

  • 12 research projects conducted by UST faculty members and students were selected as 100 Excellent National Research and Development Projects, 2010 by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology.
Affiliation UST Seoul National University POSTECH GIST KAIST
Projects 12 5 5 4 1


The admissions deadline is usually around start of May and September each year. Like most of Korean universities, the students are required to first get professor approval before formally applying for the admission. The admission is quite competitive but the selective students are given opportunity to work on some of the latest R&D done in Korea and also the amount of stipend (living allowance) given to the students is much higher than KAIST, POSTECH or SNU.

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