Article 1 of KAU's Regulations specify the underlying mission of its education programs: "KAU fosters capable persons equipped with strong leadership qualities and professional competence, while it teaches and researches theories and application methods in the domain of aerospace science and technologies, as well as in other academic fields that are essential to the development of Korean society and the human race general development of Korean society and the human race."
Under the terms of such a mission, KAU practices its founders' objectives of fostering capable leaders who will discharge their historic responsibilities in the new age by developing their frontier spirit and equipping them with a trulyintellectual culture and advanced scientific technologies.
KAU practices a code of conduct embodied in its precepts of "A clean body and mind, wide learning and creativity, and harmony and unity" by pursuing the education of the whole person.
These precepts emphasizethe harmony between practicality and humanity based on the general ideals of university education as provided under the Education Act, whereby "A university teaches and studies in-depth theories and seeks extensive and ingenious methods for their application, an essential element in the development of the nation and the human community". In particular, it presents KAU'sunique goal by specifying a further defining provision in its educational mission of "theories of aerospace science and technologies and their application methods".
Though KAU has undergone developmental processes filled with both hardship and honor, intertwined like the turbulent history of our motherland, it has steadily nurtured expert personnel in the field of aviation who now carry out key roles in many different sectors of society.
No one can deny that KAU graduates have provided tremendous service in all the fields related to aviation. Dedicated to the nation's development, they perform their roles faithfully, serve with integrity, and uphold the steadfast KAU spirit that is symbolized by the falcon.