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KAIST offers a world class engineering education and research environment

2015

3.1

Reorganization of Academic Programs

  • [College] College of Information Science and Technology was
  • merged into College of Engineering.
  • [Field of Mechanics] Division of Mechanical Engineering and Division of
  • Aerospace Engineering was merged into Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Division of Aerospace Engineering was renamed as Department of
  • Aerospace Engineering. School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Systems Engineering was
  • renamed as School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • [Field of Computer Science] Department of Computer Science,
  • Division of Web Science Engineering, and Graduate School of
  • Information Security were integrated into School of Computing.
  • [Field of Electrical Engineering] Department of Electrical Engineering was
  • expanded to School of Electrical Engineering.
  • [Affiliation Change] College of Life Science and Bioengineering was
  • placed under the control of the College of Engineering.
2013

9.1

College of Information Science and Technology, Which Had Been under the Control of Vice President of ICC, Was Placed under the Command of Executive Vice President.

2010

12.27

Establishment of Division of Web Science and Technology

10.14

Establishment of the Cho Chun Shik Graduate School for Green Transportation

2009

6.30

Name Change of Academic Units and Affiliation Change

  • Division of Electrical and Electronics Engineering ▶ Dept. of Electrical Eng.
  • Division of Computer Science ▶ Department of Computer Science
  • The affiliation of Department of Industrial Design was changed to
  • College of Information Science and Technology from College of Engineering.

3.30

The affiliation of Department of Ocean Systems Engineering was changed to School of Mechanical Aerospace & Systems Eng. from College of Engineering.

3.30

Establishment of Graduate School of EEWS

3.1

Reorganization of Academic Programs Following the Merger with ICU

  • Newly-established departments: Department of Information and Communications Eng. and Department of IT Management under College of Information Science and Technology
  • Change of affiliation: College of Information Science and Technology, which had been under the control of the Executive Vice President, was placed under the command of the Vice President of ICC.
2008

6.1

Reorganization of Academic Programs Including Establishment of College of Information Science and Technology

  • Newly-established departments: Dept. of Ocean Systems Eng., Dept. of Knowledge Service Eng., and Dept. of Nanoscience and Technology
  • Name change: Dept. of Industrial Eng. ▶ Dept. of Industrial and Systems Eng.
  • Newly-established colleges: College of Information Science and Technology and College of Life Science and Bioengineering
College of Engineering School of Mechanical Aerospace & Systems Eng. (Division of Mechanical Eng., Division of Aerospace Eng.) Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dept. of Industrial Design, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng., Dept. of Materials Science and Eng., Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Eng., Graduate School of Automotive Technology, Dept. of Ocean Systems Engineering
College of Information Science and Technology School of Electronics and Computer Science (Division of Electrical & Electronics Eng., Division of Computer Science, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Eng., and Dept. of Knowledge Service Eng.)
2007

4.3

Dept. of Bio Medical Engineering Was Renamed as Dept. of Bio and Brain Engineering.

2006

12.29

Administrative unit of College of Engineering was expanded into Academic and Student Affairs Team.

  • Major schools were transformed into colleges (School of Engineering was transformed into College of Engineering.)
  • Some large-scale departments were expanded to schools (School of Mechanical Aerospace & Systems Eng. and School of Electronics and Computer Science)

9.7

Reorganization of Academic Programs

  • Major schools were transformed into colleges (School of Engineering was changed into College of Engineering).
  • Some large-scale departments were expanded to schools (School of Mechanical Aerospace & Systems Eng., School of Electronics and Computer Science)
2004

1.5

epartment of Materials Engineering Was Renamed as Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.

1999

12.1

Reorganization of Academic Programs

  • Division of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Aerospace Engineering were established under Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Division of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Division of Computer Science were established under Department of Electronics and Computer Science.
1992

1.1

Dept. of Production Engineering Was Renamed as Dept. of Precision Engineering.

1991

9.1

Expansion and Reorganization of Academic Programs

  • Expansion and Reorganization of Academic Programs
School of Natural Sciences (5 departments) Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Biological Eng., Dept. Mathematics, Dept. of Chemistry and School of Liberal Studies
School of Mechanical Engineering(5) Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Dept. of Industrial Eng., Dept. of Production, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. and Dept. of Nuclear Eng
School of Applied Engineering(5) Dept. of Inorganic Materials Engineering, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electronic Materials Engineering, Dept. of Civil Eng., and Dept. of Chemical Eng.
School of InformationㆍElectronic Engineering(4) Dept. of Management Science, Dept. of Industrial Design, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Dept. of Computer Science

7.12

Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering Was Renamed as Dept. of Aerospace Engineering.

7.12

Establishment of Dept. of Inorganic Materials Engineering and Department of Electronic Materials Engineering

3.28

Categorization of Academic Organization into Three Schools

  • Categorization of Academic Organization into Three Schools
School of Natural Sciences (5 departments) Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Biological Eng., Dept. Mathematics, Dept. of Chemistry, School of Liberal Studies
School of Engineering (8 departments) Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Dept. of Industrial Eng., Dept. of Production Eng., Dept. of Materials Science and Eng., Dept. of Civil Eng., Dept. of aeronautical Eng., and Dept. of Nuclear Eng., and Dept. Chemical Eng.
School of InformationㆍElectronic Engineering (4 departments) Dept. of Management Sciences, Dept. of Industrial Design, Dept. of Electrical Eng., and Dept. of Computer Science
1990

1.18

Division of Aeronautical Engineering Was Renamed as Department of Aeronautical Engineering.

1986

8.1

Organization's Functional Division into Academic and Research Sections

  • Establishment of 14 departments and 1 division: Department of Physics, Dept. of Bioengineering, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Management Science, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Dept. of Production Engineering, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Division of Aeronautical Engineering
1983

7.1

Introduction of Matrix System for AcademicㆍResearch Units

  • Establishment of 8 Schools: School of Mathematics & Physics, School of Chemistry, School of Bioengineering, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering

2.28

Closure of Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Establishment of Division of Aeronautical Engineering under Department of Mechanical Engineering

1982

10.12

Establishment of Department of Production Engineering

3.31

Establishment of Department of Civil Engineering

2.11

Organizational Re-organization

  • Abolishment of the positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Research ▶ Introduction of a single Vice President system
  • Academic organization categorized into School of Sciences (3 departments) and School of Engineering (8 departments)
School of Sciences Dept. of Bioengineering, Dept. of Mathematics and Physics and Dept. of Chemistry
School of Engineering Dept. of Management Science, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science, Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Dept. of Industrial Engineering
1981

1.5

Establishment of KAIST Major & Subordinate Organizations

  • Senior leadership consisted of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Research
  • Under the command of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the following 12 departments were established
The following 12 departments were established Dept. of Management Science, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Computer Science, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Dept. of Mathematics and Physics, Dept. of Bioengineering, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering