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Greeting from President

Welcome visiting UST, the university associated with government-funded research institutes in Korea

President of UST Kil-Choo Moon

For the last half century, Korea has been rapidly catching up with advanced countries. However, recently Korea is expected to act as a creative new leader. In order to respond to this era of changes, we should actively lead the changes, and nurture challenging and creative talents who may pave unprecedented new paths.

UST, which established in 2003, is the only university associated with national research institutes that foster top talents of science and technology in national strategic sectors. It is operated by unique educational system that combines education with following three factors: excellent researchers of government-funded research institutes who have led Korea's science and technology, cutting-edge research facilities and infrastructure, and accumulated excellent know-how of research. Then, despite its short history, UST has produced globally outstanding research achievements.

From now on, based on its achievements, UST will take a leap forward to become a world-leading university by adopting new educational system, the "UST 21", which is the creative system for nourishing top talents who will lead the era of changes.

UST will nurture formidable talents who can impact on global community. To this end, we will reorganize the admission system for finding-out and selection of top talented students, tighten the qualifications of graduates, such as improving premier research ability in their specific fields, and offer notably excellent lectures.

Through educating and training scientists who have the difference in their creative researches, the uniqueness in their research fields, and the professionalism acknowledged by the societies, UST will step forward to a world-renowned university as well as to the representative university of Korea, which can solve the problems of humanity and create living resources of Korea and the world.

Based on scientists who design and pioneer the future of science and technology as well as lead the era of changes, along with DNA of national research institutes in Korea which have 50 years of history, UST promises to develop to the prominent university: the university which raises top class talents who prospect the future of our country and humanity with the spirits of creativity and challenge.

Thank you.