On October 4, KAIST and Seongnam city in Gyeonggi Province reached an agreement to further their efforts to nurture AI researchers in the city. The deal furthers AI-focused collaboration between KAIST and Seongnam.The deal consists of the establishment of an “AI Graduate School Seongnam Research Cen
On October 10, the lecture “Time for Self-Compassion” was held in the KAIST Center for High-Performance Integrated Systems Building (N26) by Professor Kyung-Uk Lee from the Catholic University of Korea. The lecture was part of the program of the “Contemplative Science Lecture Series” hosted by the C
On August 26, KAIST held a ceremony for the establishment of Korea’s first Graduate School of Convergence Security. Being part of the 14 universities that participated in the “Competitive Security Project for Convergence Security in Regional Strategy Industry” — which began in March and ended in May
This August, two more research groups have been designated as KAIST cross-generation collaborative research labs. Professor Sun Chang Kim’s Biodesign Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences and Professor Yong-Hee Lee’s Nano Photonics Laboratory in the Department of Physics ha
From August 20 to 22, the KAIST Center for Industrial Future Strategy (KCIFS) hosted the First Research Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The workshop addressed the new challenges and shifts brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and their impacts on economy, politics, and entreprene
On September 10, an information and question session was held by the Academic Planning Team regarding the newly introduced Stipend program for graduate students, which has had a year-long testing period and officially started this month. The program was conceived last year to address the high number
A research team led by Professor Steve Park’s research group has successfully developed an artificial skin technology that exhibits low hysteresis and high uniformity. Professor Park, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, collaborated with research groups led by Professor Jung Ki
On September 15, the KAIST Undergraduate Association (UA) uploaded a post on their Facebook page regarding the school’s policy of menstrual leave, containing information on the policy’s establishment, usage, necessity, and promotion. However, many found the post’s wording and usage of data inappropr
On September 17, KAIST held the “KAIST Core Tech Transfer Day” to share four of its most cutting-edge technologies to domestic companies at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in Seoul.KAIST holds the annual event to share top technologies directly related to leading industries in Korea to e
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.