Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


KAIST was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to foster elite human resources in science and technology needed by the nation. In recognition of the nation’s need for elite human resources in science and technology, KAIST was developed to support industrialization as part of the economic development plan. To satisfy the need of producing talents, a systematic graduate school of science and engineering was needed, to prevent international leakage of intellectual talent. KAIST was launched as the nation’s first science and technology graduate school focused on research.

The purpose of KAIST is to:

  • Educate and foster elite scientists for the future, equipped with basic theories and capability for practical applications
  • Carry out both long and short term basic and applied research that enables the nation’s strategic technological advancements
  • Provide research collaborations with a diverse pool of research institutions and industries

Additional Info

  • Acronym: KAIST
  • Number: 042 350 2114
  • Address:

    335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-Gu
    Daejeon 305-701, Korea