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1983-1985 Preparation for the Establishment of the Department

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Appointment of Professor Kyung-Won Chung as KIT educational development process consultant.

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Inauguration of Professor Kyung-Won Chung and Professor Jang-Ho Kim.

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Inauguration of Professor Myung-Suk Kim.
Preparation for the establishment of the department.


1986-1990 Augmentation of Undergraduate Courses

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Establishment of undergraduate courses, with 38 undergraduate students enrolled.
Inauguration of Professor Chang Young Lim.

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Inauguration of Professor Kun-Pyo Lee.

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Hosting of the first Graduation Exhibition (Seoul COEX).

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Convergence of KAIST and KIT.


1991-1999 Promotion of Graduate Courses.

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Establishment of the master’s degree program.
Inauguration of Professor EunSook Kwon.

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Inauguration of Professor Byung-Jong Lee.

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Hosting of the 2nd Asia Design Symposium.

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Founding of the Design Innovation Center for Digital Media.


2000-2005 Establishment of Doctorate Program

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Inauguration of Professor Tek-Jin Nam.
Foundation of Digital Media Design Innovation Center (dm/DIC).

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Establishment of doctorate program.
Inauguration of Professor WooHun Lee.

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Hosting of the National Design Symposium.
Hosting of the Seoul Campus Graduation Exhibition.

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Inauguration of Professor SangMin Bae.


2006-Present Leaping toward Globalization

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Inauguration of Professor Ki-Young Nam.
Participation in BK21 Program.
Selection as one of BusinessWeek's 60 Best Design Programs.

07


Organization of BRICS Symposium.
Hosting of the first External Advisory Committee Meeting.
Hosting of the first Catch the Future Seminar Series

08


Inauguration of Professor Young-Kyung Lim.
Participation in the WCU (World Class University) Program.

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Inauguration of Professor Hyeon-Jeong Suk.
Inauguration of foreign scholar Donald A. Norman as Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Organization of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference, held in Seoul.
Hosting of the second External Advisory Committee Meeting.
Selection as one of BusinessWeek's 30 Best Design Programs.
Establishment of the international MOUs: Chiba University of Japan, TU Delft of Netherlands.
Participation in the Convergent Design Education Program.

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Inauguration of Professor Bae, Seok-Hyung.
Organization of the UX Symposium.
Establishment of the international MOU: Osaka University of Japan, Tsukuba University.

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Organization of the Catch the Future Workshop.

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Establishment of the international MOU: University of Cincinnati.



Focusing on humans, technology, and business for the past 25 years, ID KAIST has been recognized as being among the top 30 design schools in the world. Over the next 15 years, we will pursue design-driven convergence between education and research to establish a world-leading design school with a new paradigm of design and the human life.