Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, simply referred to as UNIST (Korean: 울산과학기술원; Hanja: 蔚山科學技術院; RR: Ulsan Gwahak Gisurwon), is one of the four public universities in South Korea which are dedicated to research in science and technology, along with KAIST, GIST, and DGIST. 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. At the time of its foundation, UNIST was known for being the first national university in South Korea to be incorporated and thus administered by an independent board of trustees despite being funded by the central government.
UNIST is a warm and welcoming post-secondary institution located in the heart of Korea’s largest industrial city, Ulsan, South Korea. Since its opening in 2009, UNIST has truly become one of the world’s leading science and technology universities. UNIST aims to be ranked within the top 10 science and technology universities by 2030.
World Leading University to Advance Science and Technology for the Prosperity of Humankind
To be ranked within one of the world’s top 10 science and technology universities by 2030