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 +336th88th234th6th
Arts and Humanities 567th44th483rd3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 338th69th250th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 497th113th353rd8th
Chemistry 396th107th273rd6th
Computer Science 96th39th45th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +831st249th519th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 690th163rd458th8th
Energy 305th140th151st11th
Engineering +136th56th66th3rd
Environmental Science 397th178th203rd13th
Mathematics 128th51st60th2nd
Medicine +540th112th405th12th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 385th103rd257th9th
Physics and Astronomy 325th90th214th4th
Psychology 1618th226th1299th14th
Social Sciences +480th72nd368th4th

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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