• home_icon HOME
  • About
  • Overview

The KAIST Institutes (KI) was established in 2006 to foster interdisciplinary research at KAIST. The KI building, which became 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 the humankind as well as to develop new growth engines for the Korean economy. At present, KI consists of five institutes and three centers: KI for BioCentury, KI for Information Technology Convergence, KI for Robotics, KI for NanoCentury, KI for Health Science and Technology, Saudi Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center, Fourth Industrial Revolution Intelligence Center, and Center for Epidemic Preparedness. In KI, ~270 faculty members and ~300 researchers and students are currently engaged in various interdisciplinary research programs.

  • Facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research excellence
  • Develop strategic research initiative programs to solve critical problems for the future of humankind and new growth engines for the Korean economy
  • Enhance KAIST's reputation by producing world-class R&D results
  • Operate independently of academic units to focus on futuristic or practical themes with great impacts
  • Identify new themes through faculty-and administrative-led process
  • Incubate new themes by providing seed money and organization support until they become mature to establish regular research centers in KI
  • Enhance open innovation through network with both domestic and international partners in academia and industry
  • Implement and maintain large-scale testbeds for consilience-based interdisciplinary and convergent research

KAIST 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (34141)
T : +82-42-350-2381~2384
F : +82-42-350-2080
Copyright (C) 2015. KAIST Institute