Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology *University

South Korea

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Foundation: 1971

Mission: KAIST educates, researches, and takes the lead in innovations to serve the happiness and prosperity of humanity. KAIST fosters talents who exhibit creativity, embrace challenges, and possess caring minds in creating knowledge and translating it into transformative innovation.

Vision: Under Vision 2031, KAIST seeks to contribute to the happiness and prosperity of humanity through innovation in science and technology. Vision 2031 entails KAIST’s innovation initiatives in the five areas of education, research, technology, commercialization, and globalization and future strategy. Vision 2031 reflects the three keywords of humanity, happiness, and presperity.

History: www.kaist.ac.kr

Subordinate organizations:

  • Intelligent Synthetic Biology Center
Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDSouth Korea
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +138th32nd105th4th
Arts and Humanities +300th32nd268th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 201st40th166th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 268th62nd209th7th
Chemistry 183rd59th132nd4th
Computer Science 71st28th35th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +340th159th271st9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 416th135th334th10th
Energy 96th49th45th3rd
Engineering +66th34th24th2nd
Environmental Science 209th96th133rd9th
Mathematics 68th23rd33rd2nd
Medicine +279th51st235th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 257th59th198th5th
Physics and Astronomy 163rd44th108th3rd
Psychology 603rd103rd568th11th
Social Sciences +329th51st278th5th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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