Kumoh National Institute of Technology

Kumoh National Institute of Technology (Acronym: KIT; Korean, 금오공과대학교, Kumoh Gonggwa Daehakgyo, colloquially KumohGongdae) is a national research and business development (R&BD) university in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). It is located in the South Korean industrial center of Gumi, Gyeongbuk province. The university is made up of 4 colleges (College of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences, College of Business administration, and College of Liberal Arts & Teacher Training). 18 out of the 21 undergraduate departments and 15 out of the 19 graduate departments are in the college of engineering. The university offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees.


Kumoh National Institute of Technology was founded on December 31, 1979, by Park Chung-hee, the former President of South Korea. In 1987, a graduate school was established for both master and Ph.D. courses such as mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and civil engineering. KIT turned into a national institute in March 1990. On December 30, 2004, KIT moved to the new campus located in Yangho-dong. KIT is presently the only national university for engineering in South Korea.