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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 as the nation’s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. KAIST continues to be Korea’s foremost center for mid- to long-term strategic R&D projects with national and international significance.
Over the past four decades, KAIST has evolved into a global research university. The University’s strong faculty conducts internationally recognized research in cooperation with academic institutions and industries all over the world.
KAIST offers generous grants and fellowships to international students, promoting Korea as a global educational power. All lectures at KAIST are given in English in principle to better serve a growing number of graduate and undergraduate students from overseas.
KAIST has a unique, autonomous and flexible academic system. Other Korean colleges and universities are required to abide by government-directed admissions and curriculum requirements. KAIST’s “open major system” for the undergraduate program allows a student to take classes for three terms before choosing a discipline that suits their aptitude and interest. In addition, undergraduate students are free to change their major at anytime.
With its test-free admission system, first in Korea, KAIST recruits students on the basis of their overall high-school grades, math and science grades, teacher recommendations, study plan, personal statement, and other data that demonstrate their excellence. This multi-pronged and flexible admission procedure enables KAIST to recruit students of well-rounded personality.
The university is gaining prominence in the world’s academic society with notable research results produced by highly qualified faculty and research manpower. In 2008, KAIST was ranked 95th among top 200 universities of the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education-QS World University rankings. It ranked 34th in the area of Engineering and Information Technology, 46th in Natural Science, and 134th in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. In domestic rankings compiled by the major daily Joong Ang Ilbo, it topped the list of entire Korean universities for four consecutive years from 1998 to 2001 and again in 2008. Earlier KAIST was chosen as the No. 1 Asian university in science and technology by the Hong Kong-based news magazine Asiaweek.
KAIST is located in the Daedeok Research Complex in the city of Daejeon, 150 kilometers south of the capital city, Seoul. Daedeok complex is the nation’s R&D capital and home to some 50 public and private research institutes, universities and high-tech and venture capital companies. KAIST’s Daedeok and Seoul campuses house six colleges (Natural Science, Life Science & Bioengineering, Engineering, Information Science & Engineering, Business, and Cultural Science with 20 departments), eight research institutes and five affiliate schools.
For the 2009 academic year, over 8,000 students are enrolled; 3,452 in the bachelor’s, 2,197 in the master’s, and 2,357 in the doctorate programs. International students number 389 and account for approximately 5 percent of all students, with 124 in the bachelor’s, 134 in the master’s, 22 in the joint M.S.-Ph.D., and 109 in the doctoral programs. KAIST has 842 professors and 334 staff members as of January 2009.
A goal of KAIST is to globalize academic and research activities and produce creative global leaders equipped with international experience. KAIST has a wide range of international exchange and cooperation programs, hosts international academic conferences, workshops and symposiums, exchanges professors, research personnel and students with overseas universities, and conducts international joint research projects.
KAIST has a job placement rate of nearly 100 percent. KAIST graduates account for 20 percent of all engineering doctorates in Korea and make up 10 percent of all engineering professorships in Korea. Graduates have set up about 360 venture businesses that deal with modern technologies. A recent employer satisfaction survey conducted at companies hiring KAIST graduates showed that 91 percent were satisfied, while 93 percent showed interest in employing KAIST graduates.
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