KAIST was established by the government in 1971 as the nation's first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. By 2006, KAIST has produced over 30,000 graduates. A large number of KAIST graduates have become researchers, venture entrepreneurs and technological bureaucrats, contributing to Korea's economic growth and development of science and technology. KAIST ranked seventh in Asia in a ranking compiled jointly by the Chosun Ilbo, a major Korean daily, and global university evaluation institute QS of Britain, and was included in the "2012 Top 100 Global Innovative Organizations" published by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading media and financial-data firm. KAIST is committed to becoming one of the world's leading universities focused on science and technology with a vision to create knowledge for human society.
KAIST Press is a university press established to disseminate KAIST's outstanding research achievements and popularize science & technology. KAIST Press has published research papers, reports and teaching materials, as well as books aimed at public understanding of science and technology. It has recently expanded its operations into organizing a series of guest lectures which is designed to promote public understanding of science and technology.
Under the proposed agreement with Springer we expect that KAIST's outstanding research achievements would be widely disseminated among researchers abroad. The agreement is also expected to provide a significant momentum for KAIST researchers to publish their research results abroad, contributing to building an international network. Particularly, the agreement would offer students an unmistakable opportunity to publish their researches under the support of Springer.