KAIST was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to educate elite scientists and engineers committed to industrialization and economic growth in Korea. Since then, KAIST and its 61,000 graduates have been the gateway to advanced science and technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Currently, KAIST has successfully become a well-respected member of the worldwide science community. In the future, KAIST must become a university in which the world lays its eye upon, by discovering the best leaders, offering the best education, and becoming the envy of the academic world, not only within Korea but all over the world through the university’s first invention. Under the ‘Vision 2031,’ KAIST continues to strive to make the world better through the pursuit of excellence in education, research, entrepreneurship, and globalization.
  • Operation of 1,809 cases(total research expense of 2.865 Billion KRW) of research activities.
  • Operation of 8 research facilities, 51 KAIST research centers, and 92 general research centers for the enhancement of convergence research.
  • Total of 59,654 publications(15,085 Domestic, 44,519 Abroad)
  • SCI Thesis Publication Results(1971~2012): Total of 35,148 publications
  • SCI Thesis Publication Results(2012): Total of 2,281 publications
글로벌 가치창출 선도대학
A Global value-creative leading university
인류의 행복과 번영을 위한 과학기술혁신 대학
The university of science & technology innovation for humanity’s happiness and prosperity