Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, simply referred to as UNIST (Hangul: 울산과학기술대학교;hanja: 울산과기대; MR: Ulsan Gwahak Gisul Daehakgyo), is the first independent national university established as anational research university in Ulsan, South Korea. UNIST was founded in 2007 in response to growing demand for higher education in the Korean industrial capital of Ulsan, where world-renowned automotive (Hyundai Motor), shipbuilding (Hyundai Heavy Industries), petrochemical (SK Energy), and secondary cells industries are clustered. The vision of UNIST is to become a world-leading university to advance science and technology for the prosperity of humankind. With strong support from central and local governments, UNIST aims to rank in the top 10 of globally competitive universities emphasizing science and technology by the year 2030. The strategies for reaching this goal include creative, interdisciplinary and global education and research.
UNIST was established by the UNIST bill that was passed in 2007 by the request of the people and city of Ulsan. Ulsan is one of Korea's metropolitan cities with a population of over 1.1 million people.
|April 6, 2007||The UNIST establishing bill was passed by Korean parliament|
|September 1, 2007||The first president, Dr. Cho Mu Je, was appointed|
|October 10, 2007||The first board of directors meeting was held|
|March 2, 2009||The first undergraduate students were accepted|
|June , 2010||UNIST Supercomputing center opened|
|September 1, 2011||President Cho started a second term|
|October 20, 2011||Announcement of Vision 2030 (to aim for the world's top 10 university by 2030)|
|October 7, 2012||The first IBS (Institute of Basic Science) lab opened.|
|October 18, 2012||The stem cell research building opened|
|February 26, 2013||The first graduation ceremony took place|
|February 27, 2013||The 5th class entrance ceremony was held|
|July 1, 2014||The Genomics Institute opened|
edit.5D">Undergraduate and Graduate Schools
- School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Design and Human Engineering
- School of Urban and Environmental Engineering
- School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
- School of Business Administration
- School of Materials Science and Engineering
- School of Natural Sciences
Affiliated Institutes and Centers
- The Genomics Institute at UNIST
- All courses are taught in English.
- Almost all students are living in a dormitory.
- All the undergraduate students receive scholarships from the university.
- "UNIST Facts & Figures". UNIST Official Website. UNIST. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- ""Manufacturing Capital of Korea" Ulsan Takes No. 1 Position in Per-capita Income". The Korea Economic Dailey. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- "UNIST Vision". UNIST Official Website. Retrieved 21 March 2014.