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Leading the Reform in Education, to Strengthen the Nations Competitiveness

  • Foster and produce competent leaders for industry through the advancement of education.
  • Support faculty research activity, to achieve academic supremacy that matches world-class standards.
  • Reorganize the academic curriculum to suit internationalization.
  • 1986 Operation of the non Graded / no department policy, first in the nation
  • 1992 Operation of admission without examinations, first in the nation
  • 2000 Acknowledgement of credit for on-job training at venture companies, first in the nation
  • Interconnected undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. degree curriculum and expedited degree conferment through mutual recognition of credits
  • On-site industry training and undergraduate thesis substitution policy
  • Dorm life for everyone
  • Operation of Admission without Examination
  • Early entrance policy, and expedited degree conferment through mutual recognition of credit
  • Mandatory requirement for Ph.D. thesis to be published in renowned academic journals, first in the nation
  • KAIST has produced, since its inception, 17,222 undergraduates, 31,528 graduate students, and 12,375 Ph.D.’s. A total of 61,125 leaders in science and technology (last updated in February 2018)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings(2014~)
QS World University Rankings(2014~)
Ranking Division 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World Ranking (Overall) 51 43 46 41 40
Engineering and Technology 17 13 14 15 -
Natural Sciences 54 28 32 40 -
Top 50 Under 50 Ranking 3 3 3 3 -
Chosun Ilbo·QS Asian University Ranking(2013~)
Chosun Ilbo·QS Asian Ranking(2013~)
Ranking Division 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Chosun Ilbo·QS Asian Ranking 6 2 3 6 4
REUTERS Asia's Most Innovative Universities(2016~)
REUTERS Asia's Most Innovative Universities(2016)
Ranking Division 2016 2017 2018
Asia's Most Innovative Universities 1 1 1
REUTERS The World's Most Innovative Universities(2015~)
REUTERS The World's Most Innovative Universities(2015~)
Ranking Division 2015 2016 2017
The World's Most Innovative Universities 10 6 6
THE World University Rankings(2014~)
THE World University Rankings(2014~)
Ranking Division 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World Ranking (Overall) 56 52 148 89 95
Engineering and Technology 25 26 81 30 27
Asia Ranking 8 8 10 8 10
Top 50 Under 50 Ranking 3 3 6 5 6
Joonang Ilbo University Ranking(2010~2014)
Joonang Ilbo University Ranking (2010~)
Ranking Division 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
National University Ranking 1 1 1 2 2
Financial Times Business Management Graduate School Ranking(2011~)
Financial Times Business Management Graduate School Ranking (2011~)
Ranking Division 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Executive MBA Program World Ranking 29 28 28 24 20
Executive MBA Asia Ranking 2 1 1 1 1