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GIST College

GREETINGS FROM THE DEAN

Welcome to GIST College!!

Gwangju institute of Science and Technology (Gist) was established 22 years ago as a graduate school and developed into world-class research oriented university. The GIST College, the undergraduate program at GIST was opened five years ago to provide college education required in the 21st century. Thanks to unerring pursuit of excellence, The GIST College has developed outstanding education programs in science and engineering disciplines as well as in humanities and arts. 2014, the GIST College proudly conferred bachelor’s degrees to its first group of graduating students.

The goal of the GIST College is to foster elite scientists and engineers with strong interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. Despite its short history, the students and faculty at the GIST College have created a world-class college educational environment. The educationl environment and curriculum has established itself as a benchmark, which is widely respected by other national universities in Korea.

The central philosophy of the GIST College education is excellence, which has been strongly influenced by Caltech, a widely recognized world-class institution in science. While we aim to echo the excellence exemplified by Caltech, our curriculum is designed to draw the strengths of our own culture, our diverse student body, and our vision on the future science majors but also approaches to their studies. In addition, the liberal arts curriculum, which includes ‘100 Must-Read Books initiative’, encourages our students to develop ‘creativity-critical thinking skills’, ‘communication skills’ and ‘collaboration attitude.’ This will aid students in becoming stronger and more knowledgeable school who can contribute to future society. The GIST College was the first in the nation, and among a small number of universities in the world, to implement liberal arts edcation for scientists and engineers.

In the GIST College, students of hig motivation benefit from personalized education with small classes providing intimate interaction with professors and other students. in order to maximize classroom interaction, class numbers are limited to less than 25 students and specific emphasis is placed on developing students’ communication and presentation skills. First and second uear students are afforded the opportunity to establish divers foundation knowledge in sciences, liberal.

GIST College is open to anyone who is seeking a gateway to a better future. We invite high school stuents, college students, teachers, parents, and anyone who might be interested in educational excellence to witness and participate in the development of “The GIST College: A College of Excellence”.

Dean of GIST CollegeLee, Yong-Ju

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