The South China Sea (SCS) is home to abundant marine life and has bountiful reserves of oil and gas beneath its surface. Unsurprisingly, these rich waters have been strongly disputed throughout history. In the present, China has invoked its historic claim over the SCS, claiming almost its entirety a
Even though KAIST is the South Korean gold standard for top-tier research institutions, its conduciveness to cultural diversity — or rather, lack of — remains its kryptonite in the global landscape. Not only is the KAIST international community underrepresented in both the student population and fac
The first months of this new decade have been a whirlwind of catastrophic events. A series of massive bushfires ravaged several regions of Australia before torrential rains swept through and reduced their severity. The assassination of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani sparked short-lived tens
While the Hong Kong demonstrations have been dominating international headlines, tensions are also flaring on the other side of the Pacific. Thousands of protesters have flocked the busy streets of Santiago, Chile following an increase in the capital’s subway fares by 30 Chilean pesos (CLP), or abou
Measles has made a deadly comeback several years after its eradication. The growing anti-vaccination movement consequently became the quick culprit as it continues to elicit widespread hesitation on the overall efficiency of vaccines. In a way, it deserves the blame. The movement stands on a clearly
The gloomy weather may not have been the perfect welcome to the new semester, but the expectations for the KAIST International Student Association’s (KISA) new administration remain as bright as sunshine. After a compelling victory in the concluded May elections (see Volume 171 for more details), Di
A six-man team comprised of students from KAIST and universities in Denmark won the first prize in the Partnership for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G) Innovation Sprint on May 22, which was held at the KAIST College of Business campus in Seoul.
The KAIST alumni batch of 1979 held a homecoming event at the KAIST College of Business in Seoul to commemorate their 40th graduation anniversary. Represented by current Miwon Commercial Chairman Chong-Don Kim, they donated two billion KRW to support further development of KAIST.
The 46th KAIST Graduate Student Association (GSA) released the results of its survey on the graduate school research environment in KAIST. 1,216 out of a total of 5,725 graduate students responded to the survey evaluating five major issues: laboratory welfare, economic environment, research projects and administrative work, research direction and guidance, and laboratory ethics.
The KAIST Emergency Response Committee (ERC) has expressed its full support for the students at Seoul National University (SNU) in their battle against sexual assault, encouraging KAIST students to participate in the joint statement made by SNU students. The statement addresses the case of a professor’s sexual assault and repeated violations of research ethics, and it urges the university president and authorities to respond appropriately and take great responsibility for the problem.
The spokesperson of the governmental minor opposition Bareun Mirae Party has drafted a proposal encouraging an increase in the ratio of female professors among the four science and technology institutes in Korea, which includes KAIST, to more than 25%.
The research team headed by Professor YongKeun Park from the Department of Physics may have developed a new technique that could bring us a step closer towards achieving a fully interactive 3D experience with our bare eyes.
Professors Sukbok Chang and Yoonsu Park from the Department of Chemistry have successfully developed a unique catalyst that can synthesize γ-chiral lactams, an essential component of several pharmaceutical agents. While they achieved a similar feat in their report published in March 2018, they now present a more refined catalyst that synthesizes the compound with little formation of unnecessary byproducts.
The payment per hour for student service scholarships in KAIST has been increased, following the recent minimum wage increase of roughly 10.9% from 7,530 KRW in 2018 to 8,350 KRW, which came into effect from January 1.