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Cyber MOU Signing with Zhejiang University
KAIST signed an MOU with Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China on March 25. This MOU signing ceremony took place via video conference due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The collaboration with ZJU had already started with the signing of an MOU for cooperation in technology commercialization last December. Possible cooperation initiatives included facilitating joint start-up businesses, patent portfolios, and technology marketing. With this general agreement signing, it is expected that the two institutes will expand mutual exchanges and collaborations at the institutional level for education and research. President Sung-Chul Shin said, “We will work together to devise measures for the systematic advancement of cooperation in various directions, including education, research, and the commercialization of technologies.” ZJU, a member of the C9 League known as China’s Ivy League, was established in 1897 and is located in the city of Hangzhou. Its population across 37 colleges and schools comprises 54,641 students and 3,741 faculty members. The university was ranked 6th in Asia and 54th in the world in the 2020 QS Rankings. (END)
Nature Biotechnology Nominates Sang Yup Lee of KAIST for Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2014
Nature Biotechnology, recognized as the most prestigious journal in the field of biotechnology, has released today its list of the Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2014. Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) ranked seventh in the list. He is the only Asian researcher listed. The journal, in partnership with IP Checkups, a patent analytics firm, presents an annual ranking of researchers based on their paper and patent output. The list includes, among others, each researcher’s most-cited patent in the past five years and their H index, a measurement to evaluate the impact of a researcher’s published work utilizing citation analysis. (More details can be found at http://www.nature.com/bioent/2015/150801/full/bioe.2015.9.html.) American institutions made up the majority of the list, with 18 universities and research institutes, and the remainder was filled by KAIST in Korea and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. Globally known as a leading researcher in systems metabolic engineering, Professor Lee has published more than 500 journal papers and 580 patents. He has received many awards, including the Citation Classic Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, ACS Marvin Johnson Award, SIMB Charles Thom Award, POSCO TJ Park Prize, Amgen Biochemical Engineering Award, and the Ho Am Prize in Engineering.
KAIST leaps to 2nd place in 2014 QS Asian University Rankings
The highest record ever made by a Korean university since the rankings were published in 2009 KAIST jumped four places to rank #2 from #6 last year, following the National University of Singapore In the "2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia," KAIST advanced four places compared to 2013 and was ranked 2nd best university in Asia. QS, an English institution for global university evaluation, and Chosun Newspaper, a leading daily newspaper in Korea, announced the results of the QS Asia University Rankings on April 12th. The result was a record high for a Korean University since the start of annual rankings in 2009. KAIST has consistently ranked within the top ten, ranking 7th in 2009 and 2012, and 6th in 2013. The sudden jump from the 6th to the 2nd place was attributed to the increase in the number of published papers per professor and the number of citations per paper. In particular, KAIST received high marks for research contributions, which shows that the young faculty members hired since 2006 is now becoming very productive. For details regarding the 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia, please visit http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/asian-university-rankings/top-10-universities-asia-2014. President Steve Kang of KAIST commented, “We are reaping the rewards of recruiting some of the most promising young professors. KAIST will continue its development towards becoming one of the top ten universities in the world.” The QS Asia University Rankings have evaluated higher education institutions of Asia for the past six years. It evaluates 491 universities across 17 nations. Criterion for evaluation includes academic evaluation (30%), number of published papers per staff (15%), citation frequency (15%), number of students per staff (20%), alumni reputation, and internationalization (10%). Please also refer to the Korean-American Science and Technology News (KASTN), dated June 4, 2014, for further information on the rankings. Another Rankings, Pages 4-5 Chosun Ilbo, May 12, 2014 “Chosun-QS Rankings” KAIST Soars to 2nd Place in Asian Rakings http://www.phy.duke.edu/~myhan/b_14-12.pdf
Times Higher Education 2014 World Reputation Rankings
Times Higher Education released the 2014 World Reputation Rankings on March 6, 2014. KAIST moved from the 61-70 band in 2013 to the 51-60 place this year. For details, please visit the link below: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1403/S00091/times-higher-education-2014-world-reputation-rankings.htm
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2014
The QS World University Rankings are annual university rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) which provides the overall rankings of top global universities as well as the rankings for individual subjects. The 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world’s best universities in 30 popular subjects of 5 academic disciplines: arts & humanities, engineering & technology, life sciences & medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences. According to the 2014 subject rankings, released on February 26, KAIST made the list of top 50 universities in 9 subjects: physics & astronomy; materials sciences; chemistry; chemical engineering; mechanical, aeronautical & manufacturing engineering; electrical & electronic engineering; civil & structural engineering; computer science & information systems; and biological sciences. Among them, KAIST was ranked number one in Korea for 5 subjects: materials sciences (16th); mechanical, aeronautical & manufacturing engineering (21st); civil & structural engineering (32nd); computer science & information systems (36th), and biological sciences (43rd). For basic sciences, KAIST has made good progress as well. For example, in mathematics, KAIST took first place in Korea and was ranked in the 51st-100th of the world’s top universities. Another notable result was that its business college in Seoul campus, a relatively new addition to KAIST, made the rankings list of 51st-100th in accounting & finance. The 2014 QS subject rankings used the following criteria for its evaluation of university performance: a survey of academic and employer reputation, citations per paper, inclusion of specialists, and the h-index, known as the Hirsch index or Hirsch number, which was suggested by Jorge E. Hirsch, a physicist at the University of California in San Diego, as a tool for determining theoretical physicists’ relative quality. Today, the h-index is used to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar.
The Huffington Post, January 30th, 2014: The Top Young Universities in the World, According to QS Rankings
KAIST was ranked third among the “QS Top 50 Under 50,” a ranking of the world’s top 50 universities established within the last 50 years, which was based on the highest performing young universities in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings. For details, please read the news article below: The Huffington Post, January 30th, 2014: The Top Young Universities in the World, According to QS Rankings: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/30/top-young-universities-in-world-qs-rankings_n_4693918.html
KAIST Department of Mechanical Engineering Ranked in 19th Place
- Ranked in 19th place in 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Subjects - KAIST ranked 19th in 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject in Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Subjects. This is great progress compared to last year’s 51st-100th rank. The 2013 QS World University Rankings used four indicators, including academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, and H-index citations, to assess 2,858 universities in the world, and evaluated up to 200th place in 30 academic subjects. KAIST earned high remarks from the H-index citations indicator, which is a new criteria introduced in the employer reputation rating. Moreover, the employer reputation section has risen sharply compared to the previous year. The H-index measures qualitatively and quantitatively the research outcomes of the researchers and assesses the number of papers written per professor and the average citation frequency of the papers. The proportions of the indicators differ by subjects. For the mechanical engineering field, they weigh 40%, 30%, 15%, and 15%, respectively. Rank Academic Employer Citations per paper H-index Citations Score 19 (51-100) 68.1 (78.9) 89.1 (60.2) 84.6 (83.1) 93.1 (N/A) 80.4 (74.6)
2012 Reputation Rankings of World Universities by Times Higher Education--KAIST in 81-90
KAIST listed among the world’s most reputable 100 universities Ranked in the 81st to 90th The Times Higher Education (THE), a weekly magazine headquartered in London reporting news and issues related to higher education and publishing annually its “World University Rankings,” released on March 15, 2012 the rankings of global universities’ academic reputation, called “2012 World Reputation Rankings.” KAIST was listed the 81st-90th group, moving up from the 91st to 100th last year. From Korea, only two universities, KAIST and Seoul National University (SNU), were included in the 100 most reputable universities in the world. SNU was in the 51st to 60th band of the list. The World Reputation Rankings are based on the results of an academic reputation survey carried out by Thompson Reuters. 17,554 respondents from the global academic community from 137 countries participated in the survey of “2012 World Reputation Rankings” that was distributed in April –May 2011. For the full list of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2012, please visit the link, http://bit.ly/thewur.
KAIST MBA program was ranked 99th by Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2011.
The Business School of KAIST in Seoul made the 99th placement among the top 100 business schools in the world, according to the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2011. The Hindustan Times, an English daily newspaper in India, brifely carried an article on this topic. For the article, please go to http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/656953.aspx. Financial Times Business Education and School Rakings 2011: http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/mba2011
QS World University Rankings 2010
QS World University Rankings 2010 was released on September 8, 2010, and KAIST has ranked 79th among the world’s top 100 universities. The Guardian published an article on the Rankings. “Cambridge ousts Harvard as world"s best university,” September 8, 2010 http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/sep/08/cambridge-worlds-best-university-harvard
KAIST Secures Top Ranking of Korean Universities
KAIST won the No. 1 position for the second year in a row in the daily JoongAng Ilbo"s university rankings for 2009. Seoul National University took back the No. 2 spot, followed in order by POSTECH, Korea and Yonsei universities. The survey was conducted in the four categories, educational environment/finance, professors" research, general reputation/social advancement and globalization. KAIST scored 293 points out of possible 400 this year, while the second-ranking SNU and third-ranking POSTECH earned 234 and 226 points, respectively. The daily noted that KAIST particularly excelled in the category of educational environment/finance. It observed that donations to KAIST surged almost 100 times for the past three years since 2006 when President Suh took office. In specific rankings of universities by academic disciplines, SNU came in first overall. KAIST topped in the science and engineering field, while Korea University ranked first in liberal arts studies. This year, 88 four-year universities participated in the survey. The daily JoongAng Ilbo started its annual evaluation of Koran universities in 1994 to stimulate productive competition among institutions of higher learning and to provide objective standards for students and their parents to select schools for application. For more information, news.joins.com/article/391/3789391.html
KAIST Ranks 95th among World Universities
Oct. 13, 2008 --KAIST is ranked 95th among Top 200 Universities of the World this year, scoring a notable increase from last year"s ranking of 132nd. KAIST, Seoul National University which was placed 50th, and POSTECH ranked 188th became the only three institutions of higher education in Korea to make it to the list, called "The Times Higher Education -- QS World University Rankings." KAIST"s advancement was more conspicuous in specific area evaluations. In the area of Engineering and Information Technology, it is ranked 34th (49th last year), in Natural Sciences 46th (86th last year), and in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology 134th (166th last year). While North America dominates the ranking with 42 universities on the list, Europe and Asia Pacific are also well represented with 36 and 22 institutions, respectively. The list, compiled by The Times (of London) newspaper annually, is topped by Harvard University (USA), followed by Yale University (USA) and University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Last year, only KAIST and SNU were included in the top 200 list. This year, Yonsei University raised its ranking to 203rd from last year"s 223rd while Korea University improved from 243rd to 236th, showing overall improvement of universities in Korea. Again this year, Japan and China had most of the top ranked universities in Asia, each sharing three in the top 50. University of Tokyo, ranked 19th, led all Japanese universities; Kyoto University was placed 25th and Osaka University 44th. University of Hong Kong was listed 26th, followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on 39th and the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 42nd. The Times Higher Education--QS World University Rankings evaluates four main categories: quality of research, globalization, and quality of education and work of graduates in society. The evaluation also considers academic peer review, citations per faculty, recruiter review, international faculty, international students and faculty-student ratio. QS Top 100 Universities 2008 Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (www.topuniversities.com) Copyright?004-2008QSQuacquarelliSymondsLtd. 1 HARVARD University United States 2 YALE University United States 3 University of CAMBRIDGE United Kingdom 4 University of OXFORD United Kingdom 5 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology (Calt... United States 6 IMPERIAL College London United Kingdom 7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom 8 University of CHICAGO United States 9 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology (M... United States 10 COLUMBIA University United States 11 University of PENNSYLVANIA United States 12 PRINCETON University United States 13= DUKE University United States 13= JOHNS HOPKINS University United States 15 CORNELL University United States 16 AUSTRALIAN National University Australia 17 STANFORD University United States 18 University of MICHIGAN United States 19 University of TOKYO Japan 20 MCGILL University Canada 21 CARNEGIE MELLON University United States 22 KING"S College London United Kingdom 23 University of EDINBURGH United Kingdom 24 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of T... Switzerland 25 KYOTO University Japan 26 University of HONG KONG Hong Kong 27 BROWN University United States 28 ?ole Normale Sup?ieure, PARIS France 29 University of MANCHESTER United Kingdom 30= National University of SINGAPORE(NUS) Singapore 30= University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles (U... United States 32 University of BRISTOL United Kingdom 33 NORTHWESTERN University United States 34= ?OLE POLYTECHNIQUE France 34= University of BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada 36 University of California, BERKELEY United States 37 The University of SYDNEY Australia 38 The University of MELBOURNE Australia 39 HONG KONG University of Science & Techno... Hong Kong 40 NEW YORK University (NYU) United States 41 University of TORONTO Canada 42 The CHINESE University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 43 University of QUEENSLAND Australia 44 OSAKA University Japan 45 University of NEW SOUTH WALES Australia 46 BOSTON University United States 47 MONASH University Australia 48 University of COPENHAGEN Denmark 49 TRINITY College Dublin Ireland 50= Ecole Polytechnique F??ale de LAUSANNE... Switzerland 50= PEKING University China 50= SEOUL National University Korea, South 53 University of AMSTERDAM Netherlands 54 DARTMOUTH College United States 55 University of WISCONSIN-Madison United States 56 TSINGHUA University China 57 HEIDELBERG Universit? Germany 58 University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego United States 59 University of WASHINGTON United States 60 WASHINGTON University in St. Louis United States 61 TOKYO Institute of Technology Japan 62 EMORY University United States 63 UPPSALA University Sweden 64 LEIDEN University Netherlands 65 The University of AUCKLAND New Zealand 66 LONDON School of Economics and Political... United Kingdom 67 UTRECHT University Netherlands 68 University of GENEVA Switzerland 69 University of WARWICK United Kingdom 70 University of TEXAS at Austin United States 71 University of ILLINOIS United States 72 Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN Belgium 73 University of GLASGOW United Kingdom 74 University of ALBERTA Canada 75 University of BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom 76 University of SHEFFIELD United Kingdom 77 NANYANG Technological University Singapore 78= DELFT University of Technology Netherlands 78= RICE University United States 78= Technische Universit? M?CHEN Germany 81= University of AARHUS Denmark 81= University of YORK United Kingdom 83= GEORGIA Institute of Technology United States 83= The University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA Australia 83= University of ST ANDREWS United Kingdom 86 University of NOTTINGHAM United Kingdom 87 University of MINNESOTA United States 88 LUND University Sweden 89 University of CALIFORNIA, Davis United States 90 CASE WESTERN RESERVE University United States 91= Universit?de Montr?l Canada 91= University of HELSINKI Finland 93= Hebrew University of JERUSALEM Israel 93= Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit? M?chen Germany 95 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Scie... Korea, South 96 University of VIRGINIA United States 97 University of PITTSBURGH United States 98 University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara United States 99= PURDUE University United States 99= University of SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom
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