Shouts of “that’s not it, that’s not it!” filled the Sports Complex and the northern football pitch two weeks ago, as KAIST students in blue dragon-printed shirts rallied behind their teams to try and defeat an all-too-familiar foe. Even when the POSTECH team made an unlikely comeback to all but confirm their fourth consecutive victory, the supporters waited until the final
KAIST’s administration purchased two school buses for the sake of the students’ welfare this summer. Proposed by the Dean of Student Affairs, the purchase of the school buses is being orchestrated by the administration department and the undergraduate student council Urinuri.The school bus project was launched as Dean of Student Affairs Seung Seob Lee came up with the idea of “a
This year KAIST has been placed 90th place overall in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. Unfortunately this is a slight slip from the university’s 79th placing in last year’s rankings. However it is still maintaining its excellence among top Asian universities and has been acknowledged as the top university in the nation by JoongAng Ilbo in its latest university r
At only 39 years old, Professor Hoon Sohn, Distinguished Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, is the youngest professor to have received tenure at KAIST and the winner of the SHM-POY Award.
In a recent event of academic dishonesty, a KAIST doctorate candidate has been found guilty of plagiarizing a paper written by a professor from the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. The names of the parties involved have as of yet not been disclosed.
On September 14, KAIST’s Office of University and Cooperation (OUIC) announced the start of the operation of 20 new specialized patent offices. These operations have been initialized in order to improve the efficiency and proficiency of patenting and commercializing KAIST’s research output.
“Buying groundbreaking ideas that will change the future of humanity in ten years.” This was the announcement made by Kolon Group in its search for revolutionary ideas to make an impact on the future. This contest is open for all KAIST students and faculty members.
Due to the steady increase in Internet users, especially those using smartphones and tablet PCs, KAIST’s network has been steadily becoming more and more unstable, especially in the dormitories. In order to increase bandwidth and allow more users to access Internet services, KAIST’s Information and Communications Team (ICT) undertook a major restructuring of the Internet system at KAIST.
On September 20, KAIST announced that Professor Keonjae Lee’s research team from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering succeeded in developing a biocompatible, flexible Gallium Nitride Light Emitting Diode (GaN LED). The research team also discovered that the light from the LED responds differently to the antigen-antibody reaction, detecting the antibody of prostate cancer.
Due to the unwarranted trespassing of outside visitors into the Undergraduate Branch Library, a new entry system of cardkey-operated electronic turnstiles was installed at the main and rear entrances in September as part of a functional reinforcement plan to the existing electronic cardkey system.
Starting from September 15, the KAIST branch of Burger King began operating 24 hours every day. This extension in the store’s operating hours will be applied during the regular school semesters while the former schedule of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M. will remain effective during summer and winter vacations.Ever since its establishment at KAIST in May 2007, students’ demands for the fast fo
The Best Paper Award Ceremony is an event jointly held every semester by the College of Cultural Science and KAIST’s English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Program. The event rewards students who have submitted outstanding reports for the courses offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This semester’s ceremony was held on September 20 in the International Conference Room of the School of Humanities and Social Science Building.
The Best Paper Award Ceremony is an event jointly held every semester by the College of Cultural Science and KAIST’s English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Program. The event rewards students who have submitted outstanding reports for the courses offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This semester’s ceremony was held on September 20 in the International Conference R
Catalyzed by the deaths of four students over the previous semester alone, a growing sense of the need and urgency for reform has led to the creation of the Emergency Innovation Committee (EIC) that submitted a set of 26 suggestions for improving the university. With the recent meeting of KAIST’s Board of Trustees to review and decide upon the suggestions’ implementation, an examinatio
The events of the spring semester of 2011, in which four students and one professor committed suicide, were determined to have been caused by the drastic reforms put in place by KAIST President Nam Pyo Suh’s administration. This set off a series of events that culminated with the formation of an Emergency Innovation Committee (EIC) meant to analyze any flaws or problems with the reforms that
On August 24, a conference between the Dean of Student Affairs, Seung Seob Lee, and various student representatives, including the Undergraduate Student Council, was held at the Faculty Club. The conference started out with a short presentation on some of the Dean’s current projects followed by dinner, only after which the true agenda for the meeting was broached.Before proceeding, the Dean
From August 26 to September 3 the fall semester orientation session was held for newly-arrived international students. Held by the KAIST International Center, the nearly 160 newcomers were assisted in completing their registrations upon arrival, watched presentations about KAIST and its students’ organizations and participated on several activities including a campus tour, a field trip to Je
Although the official school year begins in February, KAIST accepts around 70 new students every fall semester. Better known as “hoogies,” these fall-matriculating students have never had an entrance ceremony. This year, however, a welcoming party was organized for the hoogie class of 2011.This is not the first time that a welcoming party has been held for the hoogies as the first such
The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently introduced KAIST’s “Electric Vehicles” and “Next Generation of Biomaterials” on the IdeasLab homepage. IdeasLab is where representative members of the world’s top academic institutions discuss their current research results and ideas with their audience and colleagues