Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. KAIST was established in 1971 to be a model university focusing on the enjoyment of outstanding human resources in science and technology that the nation needs, and to be Korea's gateway to science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in addition to developing the economy in Korea and beyond.
KAIST has set itself a new model for research universities in Korea. KAIST ranks first in Korea and 39th in the QS World University Rankings 2021. KAIST fosters talents who exhibit creativity, embrace challenges, and possess caring minds in creating knowledge and translating it into transformative innovation.