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The KAIST Institute (KI) was established in 2006 to foster interdisciplinary research at KAIST. The KI Building, which has become a landmark at KAIST, was completed in 2010 with generous donations from Dr. Byiung Jun Park and his wife Mrs. Chunghi Hong. Our primary mission is to solve critical problems for the future of humankind and to develop new growth engines for the Korean economy. At present, KI consists of five institutes, KI for the BioCentury, KI for Information Technology Convergence, KI for Robotics, KI for NanoCentury, and KI for Health Science and Technology, and two centers, the Saudi Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center and I-Space. In KI, approximately 220 faculty members and close to 350 researchers and students are currently engaged in various interdisciplinary research activities.

Missions
  • Facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research excellence
  • Develop strategic research initiative programs to solve critical problems for the future of humankind and to develop new growth engines for the Korean economy
  • Improve the reputation of KAIST by producing world-class R&D results

Strategies
  • Operate independently of academic units
  • Focus on futuristic or practical themes with great impacts
  • Identify new themes through faculty-led and administratively directed processes
  • Incubate new themes by providing seed money and organizational support until these efforts become mature enough to establish regular research centers in KI
  • Enhance open innovation through networking with both domestic and international partners in academia and industry
  • Implement and maintain large-scale testbeds for consilience-based interdisciplinary and convergent research

Organization


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