About KIST

About KIST

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (한국과학기술연구원, KIST) was founded in 1966 as the first multidisciplinary government-funded research institute in Korea. It established a national development strategy based on science and technology for the promotion of the nation’s economic growth and the modernization of engineering fields. Now, half a century later, KIST is a globally recognized research and development institute with research cooperation centers in Asia, Europe and North America.