KAIST

Description

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 as the nation&rsquo;s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. The school&rsquo;s founding was a catalyst for Korea&rsquo;s rapid rise from a producer of light industry goods to a world leader in high-technology industries. <br /><br />Over the past four decades, KAIST has evolved into a global research university. The University&rsquo;s strong faculty conducts internationally recognized research in cooperation with academic institutions and industries all over the world. KAIST offers generous grants and fellowships to international students, promoting Korea as a global educational power. <br /><br />The merger of KAIST and Information and Communications University in March 2009 further expanded KAIST&rsquo;s academic asset in both research and education and enhanced its role as the major provider of high-tech manpower for Korea&rsquo;s ever-growing economy. ICU had been established in 1997 as the nation&rsquo;s only information technology research university jointly funded by the Korean government and some IT industrial organizations. Before the merger, ICU had 109 faculty members for bachelor&rsquo;s, master&rsquo;s and doctoral programs in its School of Engineering and School of IT-Business to a student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, the lowest in Korea.

Project involvement

15043

Safe Rescue

Programme call
ITEA 3 Call 2
Status
Labelled
Project leader
Irmak Kockan Ersolmaz
Programme call
ITEA 2 Call 5
Status
Completed
Project leader
Patrick Gatellier

Organisation information

Type
University
Country
Korea, Republic of
Website
http://www.kaist.ac.kr