A Historic Partnership
for Unparalleled Outcomes
In 2022, NYU (New York University) and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) formed a historic partnership, combining the distinctive strengths of both universities to drive advances in research and education, forge new industrial collaborations and investments, and lay the groundwork for a joint presence in New York City—KAIST’s first campus in the United States. The two institutions formally announced the partnership in September 2022 at ceremonies featuring the President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Yoon Suk-yeol, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
KAIST, one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic science and technology universities, and NYU, the world leader in global education and home to top schools and institutes including the Tandon School of Engineering, NYU Arts & Science, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Center for Data Science, the Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health, the School of Global Public Health, and NYU Abu Dhabi are uniquely placed to create new educational programs and research endeavors to meet an era of unprecedented global challenges.
By bringing together leading researchers and talented students, as well as government and industry partners, NYU and KAIST will create a new, cross-continental nexus of innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurship.
NYU and KAIST are developing a range of dual- and joint-degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels along with study away and exchange opportunities.
We are very excited to have our institution come together with NYU to begin pursuing a common vision: Joining forces to advance technology-based research and education; playing a leading role in addressing global challenges and problems through science and technology; and building stronger ties between Korea and the United States.
— Kwang Hyung Lee, KAIST President
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KAIST President Kwang Hyung Lee
South Korea President, His Excellency Yoon Suk-yeol
President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Yoon Suk-yeol
NYC Mayor Eric Adams
KAIST President Kwang Hyung Lee and NYC Mayor Eric Adams
KAIST President Kwang Hyung Lee; South Korea President, His Excellency Yoon Suk-yeol; NYU President Andy Hamilton
NYU President-Designate Linda Mills; KAIST President Kwang Hyung Lee; South Korea President, His Excellency Yoon Suk-yeol; NYU President Andy Hamilton
KAIST President Kwang Hyung Lee and NYU President Andy Hamilton