KAIST is the first science and technology university and top university in Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government in 1971 as a research university to educate science and technology young talents. .

Over the past 46 years, KAIST has played a critical role in Korea’s rapid economic growth, conducting the majority of the nation’s strategic research and development (R&D) projects and training highly skilled researchers and engineers. Today, KAIST has received international recognition as a global research university, appearing annually in the top ranking of the world universities.