Dean’s Message

Join KAIST, a Beacon of Hope Lightening Up the Future of Humanity

At KAIST, Back to the Basics, Heading for Innovation


“At KAIST, Back to the Basics, Heading for Innovation”

KAIST provides the best environment for world-class engineering education and research. The College of Engineering is at the core of KAIST’s vision to be a Global Value-Creative Leading University, aiming to join the list of “The World’s Top 10 Research-oriented Universities.” The College of Engineering accounts for 60% of KAIST faculty and students, fostering creative leaders by strengthening the basics of science and engineering principles and establishing creative education and research with in-depth expertise.


KAIST has recently established the main goal of VISION 2031, seeking to contribute to the “happiness and prosperity of humanity through innovation in science and technology.” The effort to pursue excellence in engineering is led by the human-centered innovation in education, research, technology commercialization and globalization, beyond disciplines and departments. As of August 2019, the College of Engineering encompasses three large-scale schools and 14 departments, with 368 faculty members and 7,269 students. The college of Engineering KAIST has sustained its leading role as the nation’s best and largest research-oriented engineering college.


KAIST cultivates world-class students by offering interdisciplinary education based on a strong academic foundation. Research-oriented education is highlighted through graduate programs so that KAIST guides Ph.D. students to initiate global research on the essential issues for the future of humanity. The College of Engineering KAIST is contributing to the Fourth Industrial Revolution through cutting-edge research and education on automation, mechanization and computerization including artificial intelligence, robotics, efficient and renewable energy, environmentally-friendly engineering, smart city system, intelligent transportation, smart manufacturing, IoT, bio and neuro technology, and nanomaterials. The open culture of KAIST expands the horizon of research and education beyond the walls and boundaries via communication throughout the campus and the world




Jaekyun Moon
Dean, College of Engineering