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Professor Sae-Young Chung

During my time at MIT, I came to realize that Korean students, especially the ones from KAIST, are outstanding and nothing short of the very best students at MIT. Judging by the qualities of the students, there should have been a number of Nobel Prize winners in Korea. But this is not the case. These outstanding students should keep their composure and look further into the future when developing new technologies. Students should conduct research based on fundamental theories, which are considered rather difficult, to increase their competitiveness. While KAIST students are outstanding in many ways, they should learn more to think outside of a box and regain their curiosity. KAIST should not be an institute for simply acquiring knowledge; rather, it should be a place where the students can learn to think creatively.