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Academics

KAIST pursues excellence and creativity across five colleges, seven schools, 13 graduate schools, and 27 departments. We educate students whose creative ideas and extensive knowledge will be the solid basis for creating new value in research and startups, and technology commercialization. We are introducing educational curricula and teaching methodologies to provide transdisciplinary studies, create a convergence research environment, and boost entrepreneurship and start-up education.

College and Department Information

College of Natural Sciences

The future of science relies on the basic sciences. Basic science is the foundation that creates new knowledge and solves big problems. The College of Natural Sciences conducts innovative basic research and educates young researchers who will work for the future of science.

College of Life Science and Bioengineering

The College of Life Science and Bioengineering focuses on rigorous scholarship in the fields of biology, brain science, medical science, and bio and IT/NT-inspired convergence studies.

College of Engineering

Engineering is the applied study of natural principles and scientific discoveries for serving humanity. The College of Engineering pursues the technological innovations that humanity requires and addresses technical challenges.

College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science

The College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science provides innovative education that brings science and liberal arts together, and inspires students to unleash their imagination and infuse mathematical reasoning.

College of Business

The College of Business fosters business administrators with keen insights and profound expertise in both domains of technology and business management.

School of Transdisciplinary Studies

The School of Transdisciplinary Studies fosters convergent talents who can create new knowledge through a transdisciplinary approach. This faculty offers a deeper understanding in basic science and humanities to help students explore their specialties more creatively.

Curricula Information

Education Support

KAIST Libraries

Four libraries across the various KAIST campuses provide services and tools to enrich your research and studies. KAIST libraries’ special collections and archives help connect you to the resources needed for completing your goals. The Academic Cultural Complex, which houses the newly opened main library, is a new KAIST landmark and serves as a diverse space for cultural and academic events.

Freshmen Program

KAIST offers a unique program for incoming freshmen to better adjust to campus life. It also gives the best academic curriculum to help first-year students decide their major beginning in their second year. Hosting diverse team-building and social programs, it also helps students connect with one another and crate support networks during time at KAIST and beyond.

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International Exchange Program

KAIST takes pride in having initiated the globalization of the campus decades ago. English was used as the main language for teaching from 2008. By embracing diversity and creativity, KAIST has been a draw for creative talents from around the world. Various international exchange programs and collaboration projects expand the horizons of the KAIST global network.

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Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Education 4.0, under the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, supports innovative teaching and learning environments for students and professors. It has led the new pedagogical paradigm of flipped learning and online learning including K-MOOC and KOOC.

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Language Center

The KAIST Language Center offers foreign language classes and services to the members of the KAIST community and the public. The Language Center offers translation, interpretation, and proofreading services and runs foreign language proficiency tests as well.

IT Academy

The IT Academy, in collaboration with leading IT companies, provides IT education for members of the KAIST community and the public.