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Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology Reviews

Updated 24 November 2017
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  1. "PhD candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time

    Pros

    good and clean facilities, kind people, low cost of living

    Cons

    it is far from the heart of a city


  2. "Post doc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time

    Pros

    It is a good experience.

    Cons

    They give very few vacation days.


  3. "Freedom to do what's best for my students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really liked that they didn't micromanage me. Everyone in my department was able to utilize their strengths in order to best serve their students. Pay and benefits were good, and working conditions were excellent.

    Cons

    Female students were frequently sexually harassed and/or belittled in their labs, and international students were often ostracized or discriminated against. Complaints to the university often fell on deaf ears.

    The lack of healthy food options on campus is also a problem. Students need to eat well if they are expected to perform their best academically.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to make the university a safe and fair space for females. Actively recruit more female students, faculty, and researchers (women are seriously underrepresented in the current male/female ratio--my guess would be an 80/20 or worse split). Sponsor more women's organizations on campus, and implement a mentoring program. Do not tolerate sexism or racism at any level.

    Open a grocery store, or add a fresh produce section to the stores on campus. It's ridiculous that you can buy ramyeon and candy but not fruit and vegetables.


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  5. "Good School, Full of Evil Professors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time

    Pros

    The administration of the school is willing to do everything for its students.

    Cons

    I never seen a single professor who is actually researching, even though teaching load is almost none here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant, MS student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Equipment, Infrastructure, Location, Perks, Professors

    Cons

    Language, Long work hours, Alienation, Some lectures are taught in Korean even though they are advertised as being taught in English.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all lectures are taught purely in English, as advertised. Take care of long work hours.


  7. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Quality students, good resources for learning

    Cons

    Ultimate lack of loyalty, resulting in 'strange' occurrences


  8. "Great place for doctoral degree in Science and Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition fee waiver, dormitory for all, everything is within campus, basic partial living expenses covered by institute (other than project salary), Global Campus

    Cons

    Far from the downtown, Korean language must for easy survival


  9. "PhD candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weather is the best in Korea

    Cons

    many works to do for your success


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST) is one of the best graduate school in South Korea. You can experience high-quality research environment.

    Cons

    - Strict rules for graduation (especially PhD degree)
    - Research performance variation depends on departments.
    - Unbalanced life/work ratio


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic scientific research opportunities, funding, scholarship, scientific equipment with state-of-the-art library. There's simply no limit to the availability of resources.

    Cons

    Not so much of the institutes problem but of the Korean culture. Your work life and academic life may be unsurprisingly boring. Social life may be nonexistent. Everyone works pretty long hours. More like working hard, not working smart.


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