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WORLD CLASS S&T UNIVERSITY

KAIST

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.
  • 1986 Operation of the non Graded / no department policy, first in the nation
  • 1992 Operation of admission without examinations, first in the nation
  • 2000 Acknowledgement of credit for on-job training at venture companies, first in the nation
  • Interconnected undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. degree curriculum and expedited degree conferment through mutual recognition of credits
  • On-site industry training and undergraduate thesis substitution policy
  • Dorm life for everyone
  • Operation of Admission without Examination
  • Early entrance policy, and expedited degree conferment through mutual recognition of credit
  • Mandatory requirement for Ph.D. thesis to be published in renowned academic journals, first in the nation
  • KAIST has produced, since its inception, 13,743 undergraduates, 24,776 graduate students, and 9,879 Ph.D.’s. A total of 48,398 leaders in science and technology (last updated in February 2014)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings(2010~)
QS World University Rankings(2010~)
Ranking Division 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
World Ranking (Overall) 79 90 63 60 51
Engineering and Technology 24 27 24 36 17
Natural Sciences 57 57 48 47 54
Asia Ranking 13 11 7 6 2
Top 50 Under 50 Ranking - - 5 4 3
THE World University Rankings(2010~)
THE World University Rankings(2010~)
Ranking Division 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
World Ranking (Overall) 79 94 68 56 52
Asia Ranking - - - 10 8
Top 50 Under 50 Ranking - - 5 3 3
Joonang Ilbo University Ranking (2010~)
Joonang Ilbo University Ranking (2010~)
Ranking Division 2010 2011 2012 2013
National University Ranking 1 1 1 2
Financial Times Business Management Graduate School Ranking (2011~)
Financial Times Business Management Graduate School Ranking (2011~)
Ranking Division 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Executive MBA Program World Ranking - 29 28 28 24
Executive MBA Asia Ranking - 2 1 1 1

KAIST 291 Daehak-ro (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701

T. 042-350-2114 / F. 042-350-2210 (2220)

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