The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is a research-oriented university and the one of the prestigious school in the science and technology. GIST is located in Gwangju, South Korea. All classes are taught in English, and master’s and doctoral thesis are all written in English. In the 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings Result tables, GIST was ranked number 2 in the world in the category of citations per faculty. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, GIST was ranked 96th in the world in the category of Engineering & Technology.
On the 29th of June, 2018, the School of Biotechnology - International University - Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh city, held the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding to share a common intent desire to facilitate academic and research collaboration with the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology - Korea.