GIST welcomes you, pioneers of advanced science and technology! The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is a research-oriented institute established by the Korean government in 1993, and through the Ministry of Science and Technology is providing full financial support to students in order to foster scientific technologists with advanced leadership skills. In the short 22-year history of its establishment, GIST's research and education are evolving towards world-class levels. To enhance our competitiveness, GIST has carefully selected leading fields of science and technology, which includes Information Technology and Mechatronics, Materials Science and Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Life Science, Photon Science and Technology, and Medical System Engineering. In addition, students admitted to GIST have privileges of full scholarship, complementary accommodation (including dormitory or apartment), supplementary research funds among the others. GIST has renowned faculty members who obtained their Ph.D. degrees from highly reputed institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. More than 10% of postgraduates are international students.