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Message from the Dean

Dear prospective KIST School students,
KIST is a government research institute in Korea, conducting R&D in areas such as energy, environment, national defense, materials, and health in order to prepare for unconcern nature of the future. We play a central role in industry-academic cooperation that strengthens research on convergence/complex technology for large-scale projects, serves as a link between industry and universities for enhancing each other's strengths.

KIST School is an educational organization co-established by KIST and the University of Science and Technology (UST) to train science and technology professionals. It was opened in March 2017 to contribute fostering national S&T talents as a hub of the ecosystem of innovation.

Based on our accumulated research capabilities and advanced S&T infrastructure, KIST provides unique research and educational opportunities for young researchers.
It consists of three interdisciplinary programs in bio-medical convergence, energy-environment convergence, and nano-information convergence majors, and Master's and Ph.D students are trained by linking KIST's strengths in social problem-solving convergence research capabilities and advanced research infrastructure.

To attract excellent talents from all over the world, we provide full scholarships and stipend to all students, as well as provide educational benefits for students to participate in various research projects and acquire practical skills in the field of science and technology



The 280 faculty members of KIST School, selected from more than 600 doctoral researchers at KIST, are proud to be the best faculty members in Korea. Their competitiveness has been fully demonstrated by their innovative research achievements and numerous papers published in renowned journals.

In order to proactively respond to rapidly changing future environments such as the 4th Industrial Revolution, KIST School provides research-oriented education in the field of new convergence technology by utilizes KIST's advanced research infrastructure. We attract talents from 28 countries in order to establish a global network for fostering them as global leaders in science and technology.

It maintains the best-balanced graduate program in Korea, with a student/faculty ratio of 2:1 and a domestic/foreign student ratio of 1:1. International students from dozens of different countries are given the opportunity to work with Korean colleagues and enjoy the dynamic culture of Seoul while simultaneously influencing and inspiring each other to achieve academic excellence

While most classes at KIST School are conducted in English, we offer excellent Korean language programs so that international students can more easily adapt to Korean culture and keep in touch with KISTian even after graduation. And although KIST schools have made great progress in the field of international cooperation, we are always looking for ways to push the limits further away.

We have launched the 'KIST School Internship Program' which allows us to further expand our cooperative network to Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia. We are looking for pioneers from around the world to face the world challenges together. Our goal is to make the world a better place. It is for all mankind as well as citizens of certain countries.

KIST will work to create a better world for all mankind by discovering pioneers around the world who will work together to overcome global challenges
Dr. LEE, HYUN JOO
Dean