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S. Korea's top tech university seeks brightest foreign students

All News 14:02 June 22, 2017

SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's most prestigious engineering and technology university will hold its first meeting with foreign diplomats to advertise the university's academic success and education system, as part of its efforts to woo gifted foreign students and faculty.

About 90 diplomats from 65 nations in South Korea, including 33 ambassadors, will attend the Friday meeting in Seoul with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

In a statement, KAIST said it will introduce the university's education system, academic achievements and scholarship programs for foreign students.

The move to admit more foreign students and faculty members underscores KAIST's target to step up cooperation with universities around the world, according to the statement.

Currently, there are 710 foreign students and 54 full-time foreign faculty members at KAIST, accounting for 6.6 percent of total students and 8.6 percent of total faculty members.

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