Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is a public research university located in Daejeon, South Korea. It was established in 1971 and has since become a leading institution of higher education in the country.
KAIST was founded as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIS) in 1971 by the Korean government with the objective of training skilled professionals to support the nation’s continued economic growth. It became a university in 1989 and was renamed as KAIST.
KAIST is a small yet highly specialized university with about 10,000 students and over 1,200 faculty and researchers. The university is divided into six colleges and schools: the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Life Science and Bioengineering, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, the Graduate School of Science and Technology, and the Graduate School of Information and Media Management.
KAIST’s campus is situated in the city of Daejeon, which is the fifth largest city in South Korea. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced research centers, libraries, lecture halls, and laboratories. The campus is designed to foster a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment for scholars and students.
KAIST offers undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs in a variety of fields, including science, engineering, business, and liberal arts. The university is known for its strong emphasis on research and innovation. KAIST has been consistently ranked as one of the top research institutions in Asia.
Colleges and Schools
- College of Natural Sciences
- College of Life Science and Bioengineering
- College of Engineering
- College of Business
- Graduate School of Science and Technology
- Graduate School of Information and Media Management
KAIST offers a vibrant campus life with a range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and events. Students can participate in various sports, music, dance, and cultural clubs. The university also hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, such as the KAIST Festival.
KAIST has a competitive athletics program with varsity teams in football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and other sports. The teams are known as the KAIST Eagles and compete in various national and regional tournaments.
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- Jeffrey Scott Vitter – Dean of School of Engineering at University of Kansas
|Name||Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology|
|Location||Daejeon, South Korea|
|Colleges and schools||College of Natural Sciences, College of Life Science and Bioengineering, College of Engineering, College of Business, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information and Media Management|