UNIST is reborn as a national
research institute for science and
technology under a special
law with government funding.
UNIST, as the 4th national research institute,
will play an active role as the ‘think tank’ of Ulsan and Korea.
In its short history, UNIST has grown to become a world-class university, with a rapidly growing reputation for its research and impact on a wide range of field. Leading scholars from all around the world have been invited to deliver outstanding scientific results and education. UNIST’s research facilities, along with its world class laboratory and state-of-the-art research equipment, have become an envy of many scientists around the world.
In order to serve and provide the nation with cutting edge technology and innovation, to promote local industry with technology and knowledge, and to lead and foster outstanding individuals for the country in science and technology, UNIST will promote the following three tasks.
First, UNIST will promote excellence in science and technology by improving our quality of research.
To achieve our intermediate goal to be one of ‘the world’s top 10 science and technology universities by 2030’, we will continuously work hard to create at least 10 UNIST brands.
Second, UNIST will establish successful role models for startups and academy-industry partnership.
UNIST will establish a support system to not only help young startups to compete within the country, but also to help them succeed as they enter new global markets. Moreover, we will also contribute to create growth engines for the country and the city of Ulsan by establishing a one-stop startup assistant program to help professors and students to challenge themselves.
Third, UNIST will play an active role as the ‘think tank’ of Ulsan and Korea.
Today, we are living in the era where one person’s outstanding idea or creativity can move the whole world. UNIST will be the ‘think tank’ of Ulsan, Korea, and the world for providing future vision, new knowledge, and innovative technology for industries by providing well-educated outstanding individuals.
UNIST’s research facilities, along with its world class laboratory and state-of-the-art research equipment became the envy of many scientists and researchers around the world. However, UNIST should not be just one of institutes, but should be a real force, making a difference in the world and exerting a leadership role of ‘first mover’.
To be one of the world’s best research universities, there has to be a matching research environment. By combining cultural and moral infrastructure, we will create a foundation, where the world will be envious of exceptional research institute, UNIST.
UNIST will continuously strive to make an impact with its leading-edge research, promoting international collaboration as a driving force for excellence.