UNIST’s physics department hosts three vibrant astrophysical research groups (Prof. Ryu, Prof. Kwak & Prof. Tacchella) as well as the Center for High Energy Astrophysics (CHEA), a research center supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea. Current research topics include 1) high energy phenomena in clusters of galaxies; 2) the structure and evolution of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes); and 3) the formation and evolution of galaxies. In particular, the research group of Prof. Tacchella (Extragalactic Astrophysics Laboratory) is looking for new graduate students working on observational datasets from upcoming instruments such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and on analytical and numerical models of galaxy formation.
The UNIST Scholarship for graduate students for the 2022 Spring admission extends from October 12-21, 2021. The UNIST Scholarship is awarded to all admitted students in a graduate program at UNIST and it is open for both national and international students. Interested students are advised to send their C.V. to Prof. Tacchella by September 19, 2021 since applicants need to provide the contact information of a supervisor in their final application to the university. Further details for the admission procedure can be found in the admission guide.
The Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) is situated in Ulsan, a cosmopolitan city with a population of 1 million people. The city has the largest GDP per capita in South Korea and invests heavily in education and research. Located in the southeast of Korea, Ulsan is embedded between beautiful mountains and the ocean. UNIST is one of the top national research universities founded in 2007. The faculty are international in outlook and all graduate and undergraduate classes are taught in English.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, monthly allowance and health insurance.
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