On September 18, opening celebrations for the establishment of the School of Transdisciplinary Studies (STS) were held. After the initial announcement in 2017, the proposal for the STS, under its previous title as the School of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (TSE), received sustained crit
For the 17th KAIST-POSTECH Science War (Kapo-Jeon), KAIST ended the match with a score of 2:5. The event was hosted by KAIST this year and lasted from September 20 to 21. It included seven competing categories over the course of two days, in the order of Hacking, Soccer, AI, E-sports, Baseball, Scie
Starting from 2019 Fall, HSS151 and HSS152, courses commonly referred to as Korean 3 and Korean 4, are now mandatory instead of Korean 1 and Korean 2. A TOPIK score of Level 2 is still a graduation requirement. These changes are applicable to undergraduates who entered KAIST in 2019 Fall and thereaf
The hotly-debated issue of potential reduction for the number of Technical Research Personnel (TRP) has resulted in the formation of an opposing committee and the publication of a multi-university petition against the plan.The South Korean government requires compulsory military service for all elig
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.
KAIST and Daejeon Culture and Arts Foundation (DCAF) have signed a collaboration agreement to establish an interdisciplinary research center. The center, known as C-Arts Lab, aims to develop culture technologies and content that sustain and further develop Daejeon city’s cultural uniqueness and prominence.
Professor Kwang-Hyun Cho and his team from the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering have successfully identified the potential target genes that can help overcome the resistance of colorectal cancer cells to the antibody known as cetuximab.
On May 24, the KAIST Traditional Korean Orchestra held its first performance that included international students at Mirae Hall (N13). The orchestra performed to a busy hall, playing a selection of jeongak songs.
Starting from 2019 Fall, semesters in KAIST will start and end a week later than usual. The change was made official when the KAIST Academic Calendar was updated at the start of the year. The changes indicate that the semester will begin in the first week of September and not in the last week of August as it has been for previous semesters. This also means that the end of the semester will be postponed by a week to just five days before Christmas.
Four major institutes of science and technology in South Korea have taken a step forward in tackling the challenges looming big in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.On May 24, KAIST, GIST, DGIST, and UNIST held an inaugural ceremony for the launch of the Joint Administrative Office of Institutes of Science and Technology.
On May 31, the KAIST International Students Association (KISA) held its inaugural Open Forum event. The event provided a platform for KISA members to respond to questions asked by KAIST’s international student community. KISA cabinet members and division heads took the stage in the International Center’s Multipurpose Hall (W2-1) and responded to questions from the assembled audience and the KISA Voice webpage.
The KAIST Bene-FIT Challenge program, which started in May, is a series of exercise programs hosted by the School of Humanities & Social Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science.
After successfully winning 56.5% of the votes (68 votes), Dinmukhammed Mailibay was confirmed as the 2019 President of KAIST International Student Association (KISA) on June 5. Mailibay’s campaign focused on his experience as the Head of KISA’s Events division and his plans to change the bureaucratic structure of KISA. Mailibay’s victory comes after a hard-fought election, with the largest number of candidates in recent history, and a newly revitalized candidate debate and speeches event.
The final results for the contest regarding the Promotional Video for the KAIST Academic Cultural Complex (ACC) finally was announced on April 30. From mid-February to the end of March, participating students had to incorporate their personal experiences to promote the excellence of the ACC. Whichever video gained the most likes on YouTube in a set period would be the winner. Although there were many creative and impressive approaches in demonstrating the ACC, with 2,005 likes, Edwin Truman’s video won the Grand Prize.