Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) (In Korean 대구경북과학기술원) is a public science and engineering university located in Daegu Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea. Under a Special Act on Support of Scientists and Engineers for Strengthening National Science and Technology Competitiveness, the Korean government enacted Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology Act (Act No. 6996) and founded DGIST in 2004 as a research institute. In 2008, the act was amended to extend the role of the institute to both research and education, which eventually enabled a transition from a research institute to a university.


Undergraduate Program

School of Undergraduate Studies was opened in 2014 under the College of Transdisciplinary Studies.

Graduate Program

The Graduate School has been offering Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs, including integrated MS-PhD programs.

  • Department of Emerging Materials Science
Quantum materials, nano/bio materials, computational materials
  • Department of Information & Communication Engineering
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), bio-medical systems, smart connected systems
  • Department of Robotics Engineering
Surgical robot, rehabilitation and life support robots, bio micro-nano robot, BRI, robot design, service robots
  • Department of Energy Science & Engineering
Renewable energy, energy conversion and storage, materials design
  • Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Neuro-metabolism, sensory system, neuro-degeneration, theoretical biophysics
  • Department of New Biology
Aging biology, nano-bio imaging, systems and complex biology, bio-sustainability, biochemistry and biophysics