Korea Institute of Science and TechnologyGovernment

South Korea

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Foundation: 1966

Mission: To assume a central role as the first comprehensive research agency for the promotion of the nation's economic growth and the modernization of engineering fields.

Vision: Going beyond the success of the past half-century and the limitations of current research, we Will créate a new miracle for the future.

History: eng.kist.re.kr


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDSouth Korea
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 143rd23rd116th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 463rd109th394th12th
Chemistry 316th111th250th15th
Computer Science 613th291st510th54th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 503rd247th435th18th
Energy 159th75th82nd9th
Engineering 335th128th243rd16th
Environmental Science 165th68th98th5th
Mathematics 544th241st446th36th
Medicine 446th105th398th16th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 180th33rd135th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 336th103rd271st12th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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