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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

KAIST was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to foster elite human resources in science and technology needed by the nation.

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About

History

  • August 19, 1978
First commencement for the doctoral program
  • September 12, 1975
Candidates matriculate for doctorate degree
  • August 20, 1975
First commencement for the Master program
  • March 05, 1973
Candidates matriculate for their Master degree
  • February 16, 1971
Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIS), Hongneung Campus, Seoul is established

Education

Leading the Reform in Education, to Strengthen the Nations Competitiveness

  • Foster and produce competent leaders for industry through the advancement of education.
  • Support faculty research activity, to achieve academic supremacy that matches world-class standards.
  • Reorganize the academic curriculum to suit internationalization.

Research

Established in 1971, KAIST has garnered interest for its achievements in leading the growth of our nation’s science and technology industry, and has developed into a prominent global research university, attaining elevated standards and receiving recognition throughout the world from academic communities. In the future, KAIST will strive to become trusted even more, respected by South Korea and the world, and further its development, particularly in the field of research and education. Starting in South Korea, KAIST will cross the five oceans and spread its influence throughout all the continents, expanding its roots and absorbing/converging various academics and cultures to create a fruitful and innovative future.

Career

Fostering Creative Talents

  • Strengthening of student-centered teaching innovation and e-learning
  • Bolstering of creative design and convergence education
Fostering of Global Science and Technology Leaders
  • Free and creative educational environment
  • Holistic leadership training (challenging spirit, humanity and leadership)
  • English lecture and English education for global talent cultivation
  • Expansion of Korean education for international students
Human Resource Development & Capacity Building
  • Cyclical personnel system
  • Strengthening of efforts to recruit outstanding faculty
  • Identifying and recruiting creative talents

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
39 2
2020
41 -1
2019
40
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
110 -8
2019
102
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
-
2019
201
2018
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
252 -35
2019
217
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

KAIST offers the best facilities, programs, and services for KAIST community members’ well-being. Nearly all undergraduates and graduates reside in 21 campus-housing complexes. Eight dining halls across the campus give them a wide variety of choices for their diet. State-of the-art facilities such as the Lyu Keun-Chul Sports Complex offer diverse programs for health and wellness. International Scholar and Students Services (ISSS) Team provides various types of support for the international community at KAIST, including immigration and settling services, counseling, as well as language and culture programs and events.

Library services

  • The KAIST library started as the KAIS (Korea Advanced Institution of Science) library in 1971 and was newly constructed in March of 1993 and re-opened in its current location.
  • KAIST library consists of 4 different libraries: Main Library, Undergraduate Branch Library, College of Business Library, and Munji Campus Library.

ICT services

  • Webmail Service
  • Portal System
  • IT Guide
  • Software License

Medical services

Promotion of health welfare and healthy academic lifeby waiving student medical check-up fees and providing a medical allowance.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Dormitory System Information
  • Ask and answer questions about KDS news and rules.
  • Find KDS Freshmen
  • Able to find freshmen, IP, and telephone numbers
  • Dormitory Room Assignment Requests
  • Students can easily select desired dormitories and roommates online.
  • Relocation of Dormitory Room
  • Students can easily request mutual room relocation and room changes.
  • Application for Moving In/Out of Dormitories
  • Students can complete a single application for moving in/out of dormitories.

Student clubs

Graduate Student Association(GSA) was established to provide more enjoyable and cheerful life for the graduate students in KAIST. We always concern about the graduate students’ common problems, and work to solve them. We endeavor to improve research environment and welfare system, and organize the cultural service.

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