Training USTians with pride by promotinga creative educational environment

Secure world-leading educational competitiveness

Discovering creative talent and to become real USTians
Establishment of UST21 education system

Become a university with industry-academia-research integration

Strengthening the cooperation between UST-GFRIs-corporations
Strengthen the cooperation between GFRIs
Support business start-ups with GFRI-based technologies

Establish global status as a national research university

Improving brand value
Improving cooperation network

Establish creative knowledge management system

Providing creative educational environment by applying cutting-edge technology
Improving management effectiveness

President Biography The 4th President of UST Dr. Kil-Choo Moon

Academic Background

  • 1972.03 - 1978.02Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada (B.S.)
  • 1978.09 - 1980.05Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, U.S.A (M.S.)
  • 1980.09 - 1984.02Mechanical Engineering (Particle Technology, Air Pollution Group), University of Minnesota, U.S.A (Ph.D.)

Professional Experience

  • 2016.01 - presentPresident, University of Science and Technology(UST)
  • 1991.09 - 2016.01Principal Researcher, Center for Environment, Health and Welfare Research, KIST
  • 1986. - 1991.Senior Project Manager, Aero Vironment Inc., the United States
  • 1984. - 1986.Senior Research Engineer, Interpoll Inc., USA

Experience in Top Management

  • 2010.11 - 2013.11President, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
  • 2010.01 - 2010.11Director, Directorate for National Science and Engineering Programs, National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 2006.04 - 2009.10Vice President, KIST
  • 2004.04 - 2006.04Director General, KIST Gangneung
  • 1992.06 - 2001.07Director, Global Environmental Research Center, KIST

Academic Society Involvement

  • 2004 - presentMember, National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK)
  • 2008 - 2009President, Korea Society for Atmospheric Environment (KOSAE)
  • 1996 - 1997President, Korean Association for Aerosol and Particle Research (KAPAR)

Public Advisory Involvement

  • 2013.11 - presentMember, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property
  • 2013.07 - 2014.11Advisor, Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology

International Relations Involvement

  • 2013.10 - presentPresident, IUAPPA


  • 2013Grand Prize in Productivity Management, Grand Prize in Research Management
  • 2006Ungbi Medal, Order of Science and Technology Merit
  • 2005The 15th Annual Best Paper Award in Science and Technology
  • 1994Ministry Citation, Ministry of Environment

Main Publications

  • Moon, K.C. (2004) Obstacles to technology transfer: What the Practitioners want from the Government, Asia Pacific Tech Monitor, 30-35. etc
  • Environment Vision in Korea 2050, 2002, etc