The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is a national research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government in 1971 as the nation’s first public, research-oriented science and engineering institution.
KAIST is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. KAIST has been the gateway to advanced science and technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and our graduates have been key players behind Korea’ innovations. KAIST will continue to pursue advances in science and technology as well as the economic development of Korea and beyond.
Mission and Vision
KAIST educates, researches, and takes the lead in innovations to serve the happiness and prosperity of humanity. KAIST fosters talents who exhibit creativity, embrace challenges, and possess caring minds in creating knowledge and translating it into transformative innovation.
Vision 2031: Global Value-Creative Leading University
Vision 2031 is KAIST’s strategic development plan that was prepared for the 60th anniversary of KAIST. Vision 2031 reaffirms KAIST’s founding mission as a Korea’s first and top science and technology university to transform into an entrepreneurial university whose knowledge creates global value to benefit all of humanity.
34141, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea