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s a research institute, UNIST places a strong emphasis on pursuing knowledge, both in science and engineering, and its eventual application within society. As such, the faculty within the School of Life Sciences (SLS) are all involved in frontier research projects. As the name of our school implies, the research undertaken is of an interdisciplinary nature, with our faculty and scientists representing a wide range of fields and areas of expertise, including chemistry, biology, materials science and chemical engineering.

In addition to their individual research interests, this broad background of disciplines has facilitated the School of SLS faculty to work in a collaborative effort towards two main areas of research and development - Integrated Biosystem Dynamics and Nanotechnology for Sustainability.


The primary goal of our school is to pursue and address pertinent issues currently facing mankind and to improve the livelihood of everyone world-wide through the individual research conducted in each lab and within these two thrust areas.

It should come as no surprise, therefore, the faculty within the school of SLS has been very successful in receiving highly competitive national grants, including the World Class University (WCU) and Renewable Energy Program grants in 2009 and the prestigious Science Research Center (SRC) in 2010. Furthermore, the School of SLS has recently celebrated the opening of the Hans Schöler Stem Cell Research Center, that will be a cradle for cutting-edge biomedical research alongside our In-vivo Research Center.