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Kaist to Enroll 150 Students Based on Recommendations, Not Grades

March 11, 2009

In a bid to diversify admissions, the nation’s top science and technology university said yesterday that it will admit 150 students each year based only on recommendations and interviews. 

“It is important to select students with creativity rather than those who are trained at a hagwon to get high test scores,” said Suh Nam-pyo, the president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

“On the premise that there are smart students in provincial areas, we are going to select 150 students recommended by high school principals. One high school wasn’t able to send even a single student to Kaist for the last 10 years. I’m sure there are talented students in that school. If we give the school a chance, the education system will be upgraded.” 

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