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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)

South Korea
Very High


During the past 10 years, DGIST has become exceptionally innovative and made remarkable advancements under the notion of becoming ‘a world-leading convergence research university’. DGIST has taken various steps such as: establishing innovative undergraduate curriculum and six graduate curricula focused on convergence specialized fields, constructing its campus with cutting-edge facilities on the massive secured area of 670,000m2 under the Campus Master Plan, and achieving remarkable research results. DGIST has been able to make vast advancements despite numerous challenges along the way in the 10 years since its founding. This progress has been made possible thanks to the exclusive support of the government, the sincerest trust of our chairman and committee members of the DGIST Board of Trustee, and the efforts and devotion of our faculty, students, researchers, and staff. DGIST started with a research institution in 2004 and grew into a research-oriented university by opening graduate program in 2011, and the undergraduate program in March, 2014.

DGIST focuses its research and education in six areas, such as Emerging Materials Science, Information & Communication Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Brain Science, and New Biology. The six areas are called ‘MIREBraiN’: M for Materials, I for Information & Communication, R for Robotics, E for Energy, B for Brain, and N for New Biology. The pronunciation of MIRE in Korean is the same to that of ‘future.’ DGIST’s vision, which was declared in May 2012, is to become a world-leading convergence research university by nurturing the global leaders of knowledge creation and creating future convergence technology.

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