The professors at KAIST acknowledge the great influence science and technology has on humanity and pledge to live up to the social standard set forth by humanity and to fulfill moral responsibilities through the establishment and compliance of the following Code of Ethics.
The Code applies to all employees (including contract workers) affiliated with KAIST.
An employee may not give preference or discriminate due to regionalism, blood relation, academic ties, and etc. when fulfilling his or her duties.
An employee must not damage KAIST’s assets by using the budget for purposes other than for operating expenses such as: business trip expense, business operating expense, and other operating expenses.
An employee must not use company vehicles, items provided for the fulfillment of duties, and assets, including property, of the affiliated institution for personal use or to make profits.
An employee may not provide gifts to a civil servant or politician with the purpose of incurring profits for KAIST, except for the items listed in Article 15 Section 1.
An employee must not receive a gift outlined in Article 15 from their spouse or direct family, and will not provide any of the gifts listed in Article 16.
An employee must not use their superior position for operations related to construction, service, and purchase of items, signing and execution of a contract initiated by KAIST, or request gifts, emphasize unfair terms and conditions, interfere with the management of the business, and etc.
An employee must obtain information through just methods and precisely record and report the information, and must not fabricate or destroy the information for the benefit of a certain individual or organization.
An employee must abide by the commonly accepted accounting regulations regarding accounting record and financial management, and provide clear grounds and transparently record and manage the information.
An employee must not leak important information obtained while fulfilling duties to a third party without the prior consent given by the affiliated organization.
An employee must honestly and diligently abide by the related rules and regulations when requested financial information by the media and others, in order to create reliable foreign relations and secure transparency in finance management.
An employee must not participate in speculative activities like gambling and betting while playing golf, which both exceed the normal bounds set by society.
An employee may not create a clique or private group depending on blood relations, regionalism, and academic ties.
An employee must not induce sexual temptation and sexual humiliation among colleagues, and must refrain from any of the actions listed below:
1. Obey legislation and principles while kindly and justly performing duties.
2. Attend to one’s duties creatively and faithfully, do one’s best even for the smallest tasks.
3. Do not abuse one’s power, intervene in one’s rights, and solicit favoritism based on one’s position.
4. Do not seek personal gain through the use of information obtained in the line of duty.
5. Defend the pride and honor of KAIST as a staff member with integrity.
I pledge to obey the「KAIST Top 5 Codes of Conduct」while serving as a staff member at KAIST and will fulfill my duties with integrity and transparency that strengthens the competitiveness of our national education and science and technology; and understand that this is an important element to gaining the trust of our nation’s people.