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.
The 10th supportive student seminar titled “How to Reinforce My Motivation: The Key of Successful and Happy life” was held on May 9 in the International Center (W2-1). Following the previous seminar “How to Adjust to KAIST Life”, this seminar focused on how to be motivated and have a strong mentality for a successful student life.
On May 9, Professor Dohoon Choi from Korea University visited KAIST to hold a seminar on the multiplicities of automorphic representations of general linear groups of degree n, one of his main areas of research relating to number theory.
KAIST President Sung-Chul Shin and Khalifa University (KU) Acting President Arif Al Hammadi met on April 8 to launch the KAIST-KU Joint Research Center (KAIST-KU JRC) at the KU Abu Dhabi Campus. The center will enhance KAIST’s close relationship with KU by providing a space for the universities to work together on research projects in the fields of smart health and smart transportation.
On April 28, the KAIST International Student Association (KISA), in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Council Emergency Response Committee (ERC), launched a new Language Exchange Program (LEP). The program seeks to connect students so that they may teach each other new languages.
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.