KAIST-THE Innovation ＆ Impact Summit Touts New Roles of High..
Global leaders from 115 institutions across 35 countries reaffirmed that the roles of universities are evolving to become much broader and more diverse, and redefined the impact of higher education last week at KAIST. During the THE Innovation and Impact Summit hosted by KAIST in partnership with the Times Higher Education, global leaders in higher education, industry, and government all agreed that universities should respond better in order to have a lasting and sustainable impact on society. In an effort to encourage social responsibility and boost the impact of universities, the THE first launched the University Impact Rankings based on the Sustainable Developed Goals declared during the 2015 UN summit. The THE’s University Impact Rankings are the first global attempt to evaluate universities’ impact on society, rather than only focusing on research and teaching performance. The new metrics include universities’ policies and outcomes based on 11 of the 17 UN SDGs. More than 500 institutions from 75 countries submitted data for the new rankings. The top three scores from ten of the SDGs were combined with SDG 17 to calculate the final score. The University of Auckland placed first in this new ranking while KAIST ranked fourth in the category of SDG 9 on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. President Shin said, “KAIST has dedicated itself to producing knowledge that could serve as a growth engine for national development over the past half century. Now, taking on the UN’s 17 SDGs as new indicators, we will do our utmost to become a leading university in creating global value and better serving the world.” (Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer of THE) Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer at THE said, “I would like to applaud KAIST for being a pioneer, taking a new way of looking at university excellence. KAIST’s performance was strong overall, but especially outstanding in SDG 9. Its data proves that the university is fully engaged in knowledge creation and entrepreneur activities.” Keynote speakers all shared their views on disruptive knowledge and how to adjust to the new AI technology-driven, socio-economic culture. (from left: Lino Guzzella, former ETH Zurich President and Sung-Chul Shin, KAIST President) Lino Guzzella, former ETH Zurich President, argued in his keynote speech that there has been amazing growth in university enrollments, coupled with a substantial mismatch between what universities teach and what society needs. He went on to say that universities should look beyond the classical university model and find a way to train the next generation in a way that ensures society has a role for them. “The likelihood of each generation having a higher income at the age of 30 than their parents has diminished dramatically,” he said. He provided data that showed that middle-income professions have been declining, and between 2000 and 2010 the number of very high-skilled jobs and very low-skilled jobs doubled, whereas the number of those in the middle increased far more slowly. He expected that this trend will continue, saying that universities should focus on instilling critical thinking, interdisciplinary studies, and ‘productive failure’ to students in the new era. He also shared the secret recipe for the reduced youth unemployment statistics in Switzerland. He said that the education system in Switzerland was designed so that only 20 percent of an age cohort undertakes a classical university education, while 80 percent do vocational training run by companies. They learn what is really needed by industry and society from the early stages of their careers, so no mismatch exists. (Young Suk Chi, chairman of Elsevier) Meanwhile, Young Suk Chi, chairman of Elsevier, claimed in his keynote speech that universities should stop evaluating researchers only on their publication and citation counts. He said that doing so was driving academics to turn out multiple papers based on a single study in a practice called ‘salami publishing.’ Chi said, “It’s a responsibility we bear together, and we certainly, as industry associates, have to work hard to educate the world that publishing isn’t everything, but the impact is. But the impact is not just citations, either.” Chi said that there is a global ‘tech-lash’ that has arisen due to falling trust in major IT companies. On the other hand, universities are trustworthy. People perceive that universities are not merely seeking profits, and they can take advantage of it for fostering next generation researchers and CEOs, which can stand for ‘Chief Ethics Officers’. “Universities are collaborative,” said Chi. Universities’ research will flourish with more collaboration at a global scale. Collaborative research shows higher citation and impact rates. Instead of competing against one another, universities and industries should collaborate for advancing research. He argued further saying, “If they can uphold this reputation, universities, not companies, will be the institutions that people trust to influence and educate the next generation. Universities, in contrast to industry, have long-term vision, can facilitate collaborative research, and are trustworthy.” (President Joseph Aoun, Northeastern University) In the last day’s keynote speech, President Joseph Aoun of Northeastern University said that higher education risks becoming obsolete if it does not fully embrace lifelong learning. He also talked about preparing learners to succeed in the AI age. He said that lifelong learners made up 74 percent of learners in the US, and only 34 percent of universities in the country fill their seats, but higher education has not yet incorporated lifelong learning as part of its core mission. He said that lifelong learning is going to require that we listen to the needs of society, of both individuals and organizations. He also called for institutions to create curricula based on what he termed ‘humanics’ – the integration of technological literacy, data literacy, and human literacy, and said that this should be combined with experiential learning. (from left: So Young Kim, Guohua Chen, Aqil Jamal, Mooyoung Jung and Max Lu) (from left: Hubo and Duncan Ross, chief data officer of THE)
KAIST 2019 Commencement at a Glance
(KAIST 2019 Commencement Ceremony) This year, KAIST awarded a total of 2,705 degrees: 654 PhD degrees, 1,255 master’s degrees, and 796 bachelor’s degrees. Including this year’s numbers, KAIST has conferred a total of 63,830 degrees since its foundation in 1971. Parents, family, and friends came to campus to congratulate the graduates with big smiles and hugs. Faculty and staff members also attended the ceremony to celebrate their graduation. This year, distinguished guests including National Assembly Member Kyung-Jin Kim and Vice Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Dae-sik came to celebrate the day with the KAIST community. During the commencement, KAIST also announced the recipients of its undergraduate academic awards. The Minister of Science and ICT Award was won by Do-Yoon Kim from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the KAIST Board of Trustee Chairperson Award went to Se-rin Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the KAIST Presidential Award was won by Hee-Ju Kim from the Department of Physics, the KAIST Alumni Association President Award went to Hyeon-Seong Park from the School of Electrical Engineering, and finally the KAIST Development Foundation Chairperson Award was won by Gyeong-Hoon Lee from the Department of Mathematical Sciences. This year’s valedictorian Eun-Seok Jeong from the School of Computing said, “I believe that we are able to stand here today because we challenged ourselves to confront our shortcomings and our uncertainty. If we continue to develop, we will become a better person than we were yesterday.” (KAIST President Sung-Chul Shin and Woo-Seok Jeong, '19 PhD in Aerospace Engineering) As a KAIST alumnus and fellow scientist, President Sung-Chul Shin offered his congratulations and emphasized that graduates should continue to pursue the C³ spirit. “In this age of great transformation, embrace challenges and exercise creativity as you have learnt through your education and research at KAIST. And keep in mind the importance of caring for others. Please remember that challenge and creativity will have more meaning if rendered with a caring spirit,” he said.
KAIST and LG Electronics Team up for 6G Wireless Communicati..
(LG Electronics CTO Il-Pyung Park (left) and Dean of KAIST Institute Sang Yup Lee) KAIST and LG Electronics are working together to take the lead in next-generation wireless communications and launched the LG-KAIST 6G Research Center on January 28, 2019. KAIST Institute has been focusing on developing a new growth engine for the national economy through interdisciplinary research. In particular, its research work in the field of next-generation wireless communication was listed in the National Research and Development Excellence 100 in 2016 and 2017. LG Electronics has been a global leader in this field for many years. According to TechIPM, the company had the most 4G LTE/LTE-A patents from 2012 to 2016. Also, it first standardized the Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything, which is the core technology for autonomous vehicles. The new head of the research center, Professor Dong Ho Cho from the School of Electrical Engineering said, “We will work on developing source technology for sixth generation mobile communications, which will enhance national competence and prepare for the future industries.” CTO of LG Electronics Il-Pyung Park said, “We are hoping to take the lead in the global standardization of sixth generation wireless communications and secure new business opportunities.”
KAIST, College of Engineering website renewal notice
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KAIST Ranks 13th in Engineering and Technology and 43rd in O..
For the first time, the university has broken into the ranks of top 50 global universities since the first release of the rankings in 2004. The 2015 QS World University Rankings were released on September 15, 2015. Overall, KAIST ranked 43rd, advancing eight steps up from last year’s results. Its engineering and technology rank now places it 13th in the global rankings, but it is first in Korea's rankings. Both represent the highest record KAIST has ever attained since the QS Rankings began in 2004. The QS Rankings uses six performance indicators to assess universities’ global reputation, research impact, staffing levels, and international complexion. The indicators are: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), number of citations per faculty publications (20%), international to domestic faculty ratio (5%), and international to domestic student ratio (5%). The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the 2015 list, with Harvard University coming in second place. The University of Cambridge and Stanford University jointly ranked third. For details on the 2015 QS World University Rankings, see http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/world-university-rankings/qs-world-university-rankings-201516-out-now.
The Mirror or Mirror Exhibition Takes Place at Dongdaemun De..
An exhibition, called “Mirror or Mirror,” displaying the integration of fashion design and technology took place at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul from July 18-25, 2015. DDP is the center of Korea’s fashion hub. The exhibition was created by Professor Daniel Pieter Saakes of the Industrial Design Department at KAIST and introduced a new design system reinforced with an interactive technology that incorporates augmented reality into the design process. Users stand before the Mirror or Mirror system, and by using augmented reality, they can design their own fashion items including clothes based on their need and fashion preferences. The augmented reality allows users to draw their favorite patterns or new designs over their body, thereby enabling them to check the result immediately and try out a variety of different designs right away. Professor Saakes said, “Fashion has always been a way to express individual and personal style. With our system, people can easily fulfill such desires, customizing their own designs.” At the exhibition, visitors also had opportunities to produce their own shirts while using the Mirror or Mirror system. Picture 1: A user wears a newly designed virtual shirt over her body using augmented reality provided by the Mirror or Mirror system. Picture 2: The shirt was designed and produced through the Mirror or Mirror system.
Notice for paying Tuition fees for 2015 2nd Semester (Enroll..
This is of a guideline of making a payment for tuition fees for 2015 2nd Semester. For more details, please refer to the file attached.
Experts Gather to Develop a Korean Supercomputer on KAIST Ca..
KAIST hosted an inauguration ceremony for the Super-Capacity Computing Advancement Forum on July 2, 2015, to increase Korea's national computing capacity. It represents a gathering consisting of experts drawn across industry, university, and institutes in super-capacity computing. More than ten experts from the university, including President Steve Kang and Professor Oh-Joon Kwon of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, attended the ceremony. This forum was created to secure a competitive edge in the global market by establishing a long-term strategy for the development of super computers. The recent rise of new service industries, such as voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, has increased the need for super-capacity computing to deal more rapidly with big data. The need is made more urgent by increased investment by leading countries in this field. The forum will organize and operate working-level subcommittees to promote in-depth discussions on issues related to super-capacity computing systems. Open forums and public hearings will be held until October, to gather information and insights needed to advance the field. President Steve Kang, the Chairman of the Forum, said, “The forum will have a great impact on Korea’s effort to become a world leader in super-capacity computing. We plan to debate the pros and cons of potential solutions to the Korean government, to assist them in building the nation’s competitiveness in super-capacity computing capability.”
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ICISTS-KAIST 2015 SHAPING THE FUTURE
Registration Guide for the 2015 Fall Semester
2015 Fall semester registration procedure and methods are as follows:1. Registration period: July 13, 2015(Mon) ~ July 17(Fri)<1st period>12:30 ~ 23:59 on July 13(Mon) (Open enrollment without ceilings for all the courses)※ July 14(Tues) : No registration is possibleFinal student lists for the courses will be announced before 12:00, July 15(Wed)▶ Students will be randomly selected for the courses that exceed their enrollment ceilings; final student lists for the courses will be announced.(on portal)<2nd period>12:30 on July 15(Wed) ~ 23:59 on July 17(Fri) (Students may register for the remaining courses on a first-come first-serve basis)2. Use: Portal - Academic System3. The system opens<1st period>from 12:30 to 23:59 on July 13(Mon)<2nd period>12:30 on July 15(Wed) ~ 23:59 on July 17(Fri) (Students may register for the remaining courses on a first-come first-serve basis)4. Venues: Anywhere students get access to Web5. Registration procedure1) Choose classes from the lists: Portal(http://portal.kaist.ac.kr) ⇒ Academic System ⇒ Courses Offered 2) Web registration: Portal(http://portal.kaist.ac.kr) ⇒ Academic System6. Registration is open for all current students(Undergraduates, Master's and Ph.D. students), matriculating graduate students, and returning students(Undergraduates, Master's and Ph.D. Students expected to return to school 2015 Fall Semester)7. MiscellaneousA. 2015 Fall semester course schedule(Courses offered by Department/Division) can be found * on Portal(http://portal.kaist.ac.kr) ⇒ Academic System ⇒ Courses OfferedB. Students included in the final lists (of the courses exceed their enrollment ceilings) can not cancel the courses during the registration period. (However, during the Add/drop period, students may change or cancel their classes.)C. Students entering KAIST in 2015, and thereafter, must register for required English before any other courses beginning in the second semester. (The course registration system will block registration of non-EFL courses until an undergraduate student registers for required EFL courses)D. Registration for elective general courses in humanities & social science : limited to 4 subjects on the 1st period.8. Please contact the team involved for more information1) Daejeon Campus: Academic Registrar's Team (T. 042-350-2367(Undergraduate), 2368(Graduate))2) Seoul Campus: Academic & Student Affairs Team (T. 02-958-3214) Office of Academic Affairs (Academic Registrar's Team)
Academic Reinstatement for the 2015 Autumn Semester
Academic Reinstatement for the 2015 Autumn Semester Students expected to return to school 2015 Autumn Semester must apply reinstatement during the designated period (Monday, August 3, 2015 - Monday, August 10, 2015) with approval of your academic advisor and the head of your department/division on the Academic System. (According to the Academic Rules and Regulation Section 4, Article 34, returning students failing to register or to pay their tuition fees during the registration period are subject to dismissal from their program.)* 2015 August Semester begins on Monday August, 311. Application of ReinstatementA. Apply reinstatement on the Academic System(Academic Records-Apply School register change) during the designated period (Monday, August 3, 2015. ～ Monday, August 10, 2015.) and get approvals from your advisor and the head of department through the Academic System. ※ Students failing to apply reinstatement will be dismissed in accordance with the Academic Rules and RegulationsB. Students who are on leave of absence due to their military service must attach one copy of their resident certificate on which their duration of the service and the date of discharge are written on the Academic System.※ Students expected to be discharged from the military service should apply for reinstatement along with the certificate of discharge or the certificate of military service, or other documents which can prove their service issued by their military unit on the Academic System.C. Information of a guarantor who approve the reinstatement, must be included in the Reinstatement application. After a student applies for it, he/she should get approvals of an academic advisor and the head of department on the Academic System.※ Undergraduates: their parent's information※ Master's and Doctoral students - general scholarship: information of the head of organization granting the scholarship- national scholarship, or KAIST scholarship: their parent's information2. Tuition payment (via internet or electronic bank service)Payment methods and individual payment status will be announced on of the KAIST Home Page early August. Students can pay the fees using internet banking or CD/ATM.3. Matters to be attended to for students on leave of absence due to military serviceA. Military leave of absence: If students are discharged from military service earlier than the approved deadline of their leave of absence, they have to return to school the semester immediately before the semester in which the date of discharge springs.B. If the date of discharge happens to be later than the deadline of leave of absence, the certificate of military service (signed by a commander of their military unit) should be attached along with the reinstatement application on the Academic System.C. Students on military leave of absence (who completed their military service) wanting to return to school can register for courses until the last day of Add/drop period. Registration is not possible after the Add/drop period.4. MiscellaneousNotices regarding reinstatement will be announced on