Education without doubt plays a key role in shaping a person’s mindset, intellect, and views. For many, the twenty or more years invested in education is what equip them with the necessary abilities for personal development and social interactions. However, whether those accomplishments truly become their own assets depends on the environment and way of learning to which they are exposed.
Recently, the Parliament in Kazakhstan introduced its proposal of using the Latin alphabet as the script for the Kazakh language. A significant amount of people had supported this idea, hoping for better interactions with Kazakhstan’s cultural neighbors: Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan.
In light of the prospective rise of the international populace in campus, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has launched a dedicated academic coaching service to help international students easily adjust to life at KAIST.
The recently inaugurated president, Sung-Chul Shin, seems to have his own agenda in mind for KAIST’s globalization in the form of an “English-Only Zone” (EOZ), the draft for which has recently been released.
Silent Signal, the displayed group of animated works, was the result of collaborations between British artists and scientists to produce visual representations of scientific ideas such as the proliferation of infectious diseases and genome modeling.
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.
Avalon English Schools. Ewas English Academy. Jungchul English Schools. These are the names of major English school franchises that will greet you on big, flashy billboards as you walk along the streets of Seoul — a testament to Korea’s thriving English-learning scene.
Foreigners who teach subjects other than English while holding E-2 visas are at risk of being deported due to a new policy introduced by the Korean Ministry of Education. Several academies have been investigated by the immigration office and faced closure when it was revealed that they had employed foreign teachers with E-2 visas to instruct other subjects.
A new study shows that a glass of red wine is equivalent to an hour spent at the gym. Such are the typical headlines that propagate through media, heralding to the world yet another new, amusing finding.
Spring. Cherry blossoms draping the country in a vivid pink, the sun bathing us all in a warm embrace, the winds enveloping the atmosphere in a gentle cool, and to top it all off, enough dust in the air to give us all smoker’s lung.Korean spring has been plagued for a very long time with what is known as hwangsa, or yellow dust. Dust from deserts in the west are blown over here by powerful w
On May 27, the second Daejeon Sports Day for International Students will take place. Hosted by the Daejeon Metropolitan City and organized by the Daejeon International Center, the event will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Daejeon Hanbit General Stadium and Chungmu Gymnasium and serve as a unique opportunity for the international community in Daejeon to get together and spend an entire day compe
International students received an email that they could not comprehend. They were told that they would be charged with student fees starting from May. Collecting student fees has been a controversial and sensitive issue among international students because they were rarely informed of the services the Undergraduate Student Council (USC) provides; now they are being forced to pay. Starting from Ma
While the international student body shows signs of growth, the international faculty has barely changed. The faculty in KAIST remains incredibly homogenous, with foreign professors barely making up 10% of the faculty despite claims by several presidents that they will strive to increase that number substantially. It’s not hard to see why: KAIST is directly funded by the South Korean governm
Seven years ago, I was freed from mandatory military service when I obtained my Canadian citizenship. It was honestly one of the best feelings I have ever felt, standing in front of the administrator and holding the citizenship certificate in my hands. The stories my father told — brutal daily training exercises in the ice and under the sun, unforgiving drill sergeants with voices louder tha
Ever since its inception, KAIST’s ambitious promise to increase the ratio of foreign professors has been, well, ambitious. Recently inaugurated President Shin again vowed for a goal of 15%, but exactly how he intends to hire a minimum of 10 new foreign professors every year remains opaque.
Appearance is important in any and all culture, but how far should appearance go in deciding our lives? Through the concept of gwansang, predicting one's fortune through the face, we explore the weight of how much looks can serve as an outlook to the future.