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


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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 area

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 390th105th334th20th
Arts and Humanities 315th27th282nd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 228th38th185th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 171st40th135th5th
Chemistry 153rd49th106th4th
Computer Science 76th31st37th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 418th171st350th9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 470th145th390th13th
Energy 139th71st66th7th
Engineering 67th30th32nd2nd
Environmental Science 247th107th168th13th
Mathematics 121st35th76th2nd
Medicine 307th52nd267th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 320th73rd252nd11th
Physics and Astronomy 193rd44th142nd3rd
Psychology 538th70th504th6th
Social Sciences 362nd53rd309th5th

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.

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