The KAIST Herald interviewed a student from the first batch of internationals accepted to KAIST in 2007. Please introduce yourself.My name is Rashad Aliyev. I am from Azerbaijan. I first came to KAIST in 2007 as an undergraduate student in computer science. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Schoo
Diplomatic Talks (D-Talks), one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ diplomatic projects, was launched in 2016 to promote South Korea’s foreign policies to international students throughout the country. The KAIST Herald had the chance to interview Vice-Chairman Dong Hui Lee from the Korean Council on
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
On May 15, a group of computer science students — Anuar Talipov, Azret Kenzhaliev, and Bolat Ashim — organized a workshop called “Hack the Technical Interview: Algorithms Practice”, to help KAISTians ace the interview required in most programming job applications. In this month’s issue, The KAIST He
Mark Borris Aldonza, a fourth-year student from the Philippines and a student in the Department of Biological Sciences, is one of the grand prix winners of the 2018 Long Term Undergraduate Research Program (URP). The KAIST Herald sat down with him and listened to his story, and here we share some of his realizations from his early research experiences in his long undergraduate journey.
The eternal struggle for good grades seems to beset nearly all of us, so this time the Herald has asked someone who might have found the answer, judging by his 4.3 GPA. Shyngys Aitkazinov, a sophomore student from Kazakhstan, has made it onto the Dean’s List in the School of Electrical Engineering and maintains a positive and happy outlook on KAIST life.
Life at KAIST is an extraordinary one; in the rather remote area of Daejeon is a community of a diverse population of students and faculty. KAIST has over 900 international students from 95 different countries. This month, three international students at KAIST — Louis Alen, Farid Razai, and Johannes Müllers — were invited over to the Herald clubroom to share their college experiences in this new country.
The KAIST Herald met with Shakil Muhammad, current president and alumnus of International Students and Scholars Academic Council (ISSAC) KAIST to discuss their motives, vision, and the various possibilities that lie ahead.
Could you briefly introduce the KI House to our readers?The main focus of the KI House program is one-to-one. Unlike usual language centers or school programs that teach students in groups, we try to give as much attention as possible to the individual students with the professionally trained teaching staff we have. Also, most language centers create fixed time programs that the students have to f
The KAIST Herald met with Aamir Malik and Jauwairia Nasir, the two presidents of the newly formed International Students and Scholars Association Committee (ISSAC), to learn more about this new player in the international scene at KAIST. In your response to the question “What does ISSAC stand for?” on Facebook, ISSAC’s answer was “you.” I’ll ask a follow up ques
In the weeks leading up to the beginning of the Fall Semester, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences found itself at the centre of a storm. The Kaist Herald met with Professor Michael Pak, the Vice Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and together they attempted to clear the thick fog of sensationalism that has informed most discussions since then. Let’s cut to the ch
A venue for collective delicacies from East to West, the international food festival is one of those rare campus phenomena where foreigners get a chance to display their cultural identity through their respective cuisines. Students take on the mantle of cooking the finest dishes from their homelands and present them for all to indulge. The annual event is hosted by KISA which partakes in rallying