DGIST, Innovative University Changing the World through Convergence
DGIST is an institute of Science and Technology established by the Korean government to benefit society through development and advancement of science and engineering.
DGIST focuses its research and education in six areas: Emerging Materials, Information and Communication Technology, Robotics, Energy, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and New Biology, called as “MIREBraiN”. The acronym was formed from the first letters of each area and “MIRE”, pronounced [mi-rae] in Korean, stands for the word “future,” referring to the future brains of the nation and world whom DGIST is seeking to foster.
DGIST has an unique organizational structure where university and research institute co-exist in one body. This is because it was first established as a government-funded research institute in 2004. This allows DGIST to closely connect ‘basic science and fundamental research’ to ‘applied science and commercialization’, which enables a complete cooperation between academia-research-industry.
There are many research centers and institutes in DGIST. The major research institutes are as follows: