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, established as a research institute in 2004, redefined its roles and responsibilities as a research-oriented university by opening its graduate program in 2011 and the undergraduate program in 2014, there by expanding the organization where a university and research institute co-exist. With our aim to lead innovation and change as a world renowned convergence university, we conduct cutting-edge research to suggest solutions for grand challenges facing mankind and educate talent to make the world a better place through discoveries and innovation.
  • MIREBraiN

    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.

  • Research Institutes and Centers

    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:

    • - DGIST Convergence Research Institute : 14 Research Centers and 4 Research Groups
    • - Center for Plant Aging Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
    • - Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI)