Both the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and that announced by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) have placed KAIST at 79th place overall, 10 places down from last year’s THE-QS list. This would mark the very first time since 2006 that KAIST’s standings in the QS and THE rankings have dropped.
On September 27, KAIST announced that a 40-year-old widow donated stocks valued at 2 billion Korean Won to KAIST for use in scientific development and educating talented students’ in Korea, in accordance with her late husband’s wishes. Yoon-Gyeong Shim, whose late husband Gyeong-Dae Kim was former CEO of Seoul Alloy Metals donated her and her children’s inheritance to KAIST through an agent.
Jane Goodall’s speech marking the 50th anniversary of her continuous chimpanzee research was held at the KAIST Auditorium on September 28. The presentation provided valuable insight and illustrated some personal experiences on her lifelong journey with chimpanzees, provided with simultaneous translation by Professor Jae Chun Choe of Ehwa Womans University.