Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea

Overview

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KAIST is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. In the wake of its 50th anniversary, KAIST is scaling up new research initiatives in order to become a ‘first mover.’ This is in line with its plan to pivot away from its previous role as a ‘fast follower,’ a role that led to Korea’s rapid industrialization.

Established in 1971 by the Korean government, KAIST was tasked with the very clear institutional mission to make innovations that would drive the country’s economic growth engine, especially in the fields of ICT and electronics. KAIST has fully achieved its institutional mission, creating a very successful educational model that is now being benchmarked by many other countries.

Turning 50 years old in 2021, its R&D strategy has shifted to focus on creating global value for the future. Among others, the Global Singularity Research Project aims to identify the most critical projects which will make the biggest difference in people’s lives.

This innovative research project selects the two most creative and future-oriented research projects every year. Young researchers’ projects on new materials, neuro-rehabilitation, and brain function redesign selected as this research program will surely bring breakthroughs which will serve as game changers for the future.

For more information on KAIST research, visit https://www.kaist.ac.kr/en/html/research/04.html

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Research

Date range: 1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) published between 1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Count Share
402 177.31

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
232 101.16
152 72.32
78 30.32
5 2.52

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
157.77 152.95 162.36 151.84 189.28

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Highlight of the month

Mutation fingerprints reveal early cellular relationships

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The random nature of cell-fate decisions that occur during the early development of embryos has been revealed.

The random mutations that cells acquire over time — and then pass on to their descendants — create a kind of genetic fingerprint that can reveal developmental trajectories.

Now, a team co-led by KAIST scientists has sequenced the genomes of various cell types from recently deceased people. They then used the mutational profiles to infer cellular ancestry back to the fertilized egg.

The team found that mutation rates start high during the first few embryonic divisions, but decline as cells develop more-mature mechanisms for repairing DNA. They also found unequal contributions of early cells to different organs and tissue lineages that emerge in early development.

The cell-lineage map provides a foundation for future studies into why certain disease-causing mutations that arise during early development turn out to be harmful.

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References

  1. Nature 597, 393–397 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03786-8

View the article on the Nature Index

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 57.99% Domestic
  • 42.01% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) by Share (112 total)

  1. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (52.32)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)28.21
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)24.11
  2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) (32.21)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)15.41
    Seoul National University (SNU)16.80
  3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) (15.75)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)6.38
    Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)9.37
  4. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (14.77)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)9.52
    Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)5.26
  5. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea University (12.64)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)6.51
    Korea University6.12
  6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (12.18)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)7.02
    Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)5.15
  7. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (9.60)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)4.75
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)4.86
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Yonsei University (7.46)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.43
    Yonsei University4.03
  9. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) (6.49)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.89
    Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)2.60
  10. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Samsung Group (6.23)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)4.23
    Samsung Group2.00

Top 10 international collaborators with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) by Share (351 total)

  1. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Northwestern University (NU) (6.10)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)0.91
    Northwestern University (NU)5.19
  2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (4.86)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)1.94
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)2.92
  3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (4.50)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.51
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)0.99
  4. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (4.20)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)1.92
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)2.28
  5. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Academia Sinica (4.16)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.74
    Academia Sinica0.42
  6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Harvard University (4.11)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)1.31
    Harvard University2.80
  7. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) (3.83)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.63
    High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)0.20
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) (3.50)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.41
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)0.09
  9. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) (3.50)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.41
    National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)0.09
  10. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and National Academy of Sciences the Republic of Kazakhstan (NAS) (3.50)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.41
    National Academy of Sciences the Republic of Kazakhstan (NAS)0.09

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