- University of Science & Technology
- Agency for Defense Development
- Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety
- Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information
- Korea Basic Science Institute
- National Fusion Research Institute
- Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology
- Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
- Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute
- Korea Research Institute of standards and Science
- Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
- Korea Aerospace Research Institute
- Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control
- Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
- Korea Institute of Energy Research
- Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
- Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources
- Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
- Korea Institute of Toxicology
- National Institute for Mathmetical Science
- Institute for Basic Science
- Korea Research Institiute of Ships & Ocean Engineering
University of Science & Technology
- Web Site www.ust.ac.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-864-5551, Fax : 042-864-5554
Agency for Defense Development was established in August 1970 under the banner of the self-reliable defense. ADD is the one and only national agency for R&D in defense techonology contributing to enforcing the national defense, to improving the national R&D capacity. and to fostering the domestic industry .It seemed impossible to manufacture even the basic weapons when it was established, but we succeeded in domestic development of the most advanced weapon systems and reached to the 10th world-level in the defense technology. However. it has been required for ADD to itself to adjust the rapidly changing security and R&D environment, and innovation is the key to the occasion of this turning point period. ADD should be transformed to the customer preferred agency through developing core weapon systems and highly advanced technologies. So as to do this, it is necessary for us to understand what the people and the military require. It should be also transformed to the cleaner. fairer and more open agency to cooperate with the R&D partners--industries.academia, institutes and the military. ADD will do its best to be the worldwide advanced agency through innovation especially in R&D environment.
Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety
- Web Site www.kins.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-868-0000, Fax :
The Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) is established as a regulatory expert organization that protects the public from radiation disasters arising from the production and utilization of nuclear energy and contributes to public safety and environmental conservation. KINS has contributed to establishing nuclear and radiation safety with public trust through legal, technical, systematic and administrative activities. These regulatory activities thoroughly confirm the safety of institutions and facilities where nuclear energy and radiation are utilized. KINS conducted regulatory safety reviews and inspections of nuclear power plants, research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, radioactive waste management facilities, and facilities using radiation sources. It also performs regulatory research for nuclear safety, and develops law and safety standards. In addition, KINS operates a nationwide environmental radiation monitoring network to prepare not only for radiological emergencies at home but also for nuclear/radiological emergencies and nuclear bomb tests by neighboring countries. Safety is the top priority and will not be compromised. KINS will become a credible fortress for the safe utilization of nuclear energy through the great advancement of regulatory technology, constantly communication with the general public to gain and maintain their trust.
Korea Institute of Science & Technology
- Web Site www.kist.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 02-958-5114, Fax : 02-958-5478
KIST is the premier multi-disciplinary research institute in Korea. Our goal is to research, develop, and transition to the creative, original technologies that are necessary to advance our nation’s science and technology base. Specifically, we are focused on fusion technologies that will power Korea’s economic growth, especially in the areas of energy, environment, health, security, and materials. KIST will continue to proactively foster partnerships among industry, universities, and research institutes. It is only through such cooperation that we can improve the well-being of our citizens. To enhance the level of excellence of our research, we will expand our global cooperative network to include world-renowned scientists and institutions. In addition, KIST will promote an open environment of creativity where our researchers can realize their fullest potential. We are hard at work to make KIST an eminent world research institute that Korea can be proud of. KIST will be known as a place where dreams are realized. I ask for your continued support and encouragement. Thank you.
Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information
- Web Site www.kisti.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-869-1004, Fax : 042-869-0969
KISTI is specialized institute providing STI services to the public to promote national competitiveness in science and technology by actively challenging rapidly changing world paradigms. KISTI aims to be the world leader in science and technology, it devotes its whole strength to being the leader of science for a strong Korea. To maximize the value of customers by implementing customer-oriented information services, KISTI will develop and secure local and foreign information resource, perform strategic information analysis, and develop supercomputing and an advanced information infrastructure. KISTI will establish an advanced R&D supporting infrastructure to promote national R&D productivity. Your kind advice and warm encouragement will be always welcome.
It would not be an exaggeration to attribute the economic success of Korea to the country's？solid foundation in science and technology, especially in this increasingly competitive era of the 21st century. ？ In order to maintain Korea’s competitiveness in science and technology, we must continue our success in research and maintain our lead in core technologies. Basic research and research infrastructure are the most important elements for advancing science and technology, and therefore we should focus our resources on these important elements. ？ The Korea Basic Science Institute(KBSI) has always recognized the importance of basic research and research infrastructure, and has sought to become Korea’s premiere research facility, sharing its state-of-the-art research equipment and laboratories to promote the development of science and technology through research support and cooperation. In recognition of KBSI’s efforts, the Korean government awarded KBSI the distinction of best research institute in 2007. Continuing with our recent success, and in celebration of KBSI’s 20th year, we now aim to become a world-class basic science institute. ？ KBSI has the facilities and infrastructure to successfully undertake world-class, government-funded research. Our facilities include a high voltage electron (microscope HVEM), a high-field magnetic resonance spectrometer, a？Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass (spectrometer FT-ICR MS) and a high resolution secondary ion mass (spectrometer HR-SIMS). We will continue to develop our facilities in order for KBSI to become a leading world-class research facility with particular on Bio-(technology BT), Nano-(technology NT) and Environmental-(technology ET). We look forward to the challenge of becoming a leading world-class research facility. Please support us in meeting this challenge.
National Fusion Research Institute
- Web Site www.nfri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-879-6000, Fax :
In recent years, spiraling prices of oil and raw materials have cast a dark shadow over the business operation environment of our industries the world has been striving to cope with enormous social costs and hardship brought about by natural calamities due to the climate change, such as extremely destructive hurricanes and the abnormal global temperature rise. The ultimate solution to overcome the ever-worsening global energy crisis is to secure safe, environmentally-friendly and abundant energy sources by developing new future energy technologies. Energy is a fundamental provider of the convenience and comfort we enjoy in our daily lives, and at the same time it serves as a very basic stepping-stone that can promise the sustainable growth of our future society. As one of the world's top five crude oil importing countries, Korea has a precarious economic structure depending heavily on imported energy. The current generation, therefore, has a sacred responsibility and duty to develop the technologies essential for clean and reliable future energy sources for the next generation to inherit. NFRI is a unique national laboratory dedicated to conducting research on and engaging in the development of fusion energy, which has been attracting worldwide attention as an inexhaustible source of future energy. Employing our domestic technology, NFRI has constructed the world's highest-ranking fusion research device called KSTAR (Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research) and established an initial performance milestone by successfully generating the first plasma, thereby bringing the dream of fusion energy commercialization a step closer to reality. Having completed the construction of one of the world's most sophisticated fusion devices, our task is now to plan to serve as a global fusion research hub by utilizing KSTAR as an international joint research facility with the participation of the world's experts and with foreign research institutions in the US, Japan, EU, and other countries. Potential benefits of this collaboration will include joint development of key technologies for fusion power generation as well as training of junior fusion scientists and engineers. NFRI is deeply committed to doing its best to become a
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology
- Web Site www.kribb.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-860-4114, Fax : 042-861-1759
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
- Web Site www.kaeri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-868-2000, Fax : 042-868-2196
Nuclear energy is an energy source for the future that can supply an abundance of clean energy to humankind. KAERI was established in 1959 to lay the foundation for achieving national nuclear energy self-reliance. Over the past 50 years, KAERI has become the driving force behind Korea´s national economic growth. KAERI has laid stepping stones to promote strong economic development by using nuclear energy as a major energy source strengthening Korea´s industrial competitiveness through the transfer of advanced science and technology. The world is faced with a serious crisis due to climate change and energy scarcity. This crisis has escalated due to the indiscriminate use of energy. As a result, the global environment is being destroyed at a very rapid rate. Nuclear energy is an attractive alternative to avoid such an energy crisis. Nuclear energy can be a sustainable energy source for humankind for thousands of years. Unlike fossil fuels, nuclear energy does not produce any greenhouse gases which are being blamed for global warming. Nuclear energy is an energy source for the future which can supply an abundance of clean energy to humankind. KAERI is committed to developing advanced nuclear technology to supply environmentally clean energy. We are making efforts to develop nuclear technology for hydrogen production, which will place us in the advanced era of the hydrogen economy. We are also g on reactor and nuclear fuel research not only to promoti the welfare of future generations but also to improve the existing nuclear power technology. We are developing radiation fusion technology, which we believe will be the basis for high value-added industries. With these efforts, KAERI will be reborn as a leading research institute and contribute to Korea´s national development in the 21st century. We will do our utmost to become a global leader.
Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute
- Web Site www.kasi.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-865-3332, Fax : 042-861-5610
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is the national astronomy research institute of Korea established in 1974. KASI opened the history of modern Korean astronomy via the establishment of the Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory, expanded the observational wavelength range to radio via the establishment of the Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory, and made a stepping stone to jump into the future of astronomy via the establishment of the Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory. KASI encompasses wide variety of research areas such as optical, radio, theoretical and observational astronomy and is expanding its reach through to astronomical researches in space. Doing both pure scientific researches on the Universe and developing space-related techniques, we are leading the space science era of the 21st century. Utilizing the brilliant astronomical history of Korea which dates back several thousand years, as well as modern astronomical facilities and instruments, and new scientific products, KASI will activate Korea astronomical research activities and become one of the top astronomy research institutes in the world. We hope to have good relationships and engage in cooperative work with other institutes and nations.
Korea Research Institute of standards and Science
- Web Site www.kriss.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-868-5114, Fax : 042-868-5252
Highly advanced measurement technology is an indispensable foundation for today's ting-edge technologies and their industrial applications. Not only does such measurement technology provide a technical basis for scientific and industrial activity, but it also plays an essential role in global trade and eventually contributes to the improvement of quality of life. In fact, it is necessary to ensure the reliability and the compatibility of all the testing and measurement results in scientific research, industry and trade. ‘National Standards' is a series of scientific and technological activities being carried out at a national level for the maintenance of such reliability and compatibility. Established in 1975 as the central authority of the national standards system, the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) has been contributing to the development of our national economy and playing an underpinning role in the advancement of science and technology by developing and disseminating national measurement technologies, the fundamentals of all scientific and industrial activities. At present, KRISS maintains the world-class national standards of measurement and testing in 1709 fields. KRISS provides measurement standards services for customers including industry, technological society and the general public in order to enhance the competitiveness of industries such as automobiles, ships, electronic appliances, semiconductors, etc. In addition, KRISS has been engaged in the development of new measurement standards and technologies for pioneering industrial technologies, including bio technology (BT), nano technology (NT), information technology (IT), etc. KRISS has also been devoting itself to the betterment of our quality of life through research and development intended to improve safety and reliability in medical measurement. As a client-oriented research institute, KRISS will continue to further its capabilities to return the most practical and substantial values to the economy and society. While deepening its partnerships with industry, academia and other research organizations at home, KRISS will be working more closely with foreign NMIs and the international measurement science community to be one of 21st century’s top 5 NMIs in the world.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
- Web Site www.kiom.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-861-1994, Fax : 042-861-5800
Working to Create a Healthy Future for All. That is Our Commitment at KIOM. Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) is a system of medical knowledge and practices developed by Korean people over thousands of years. The Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) was established in 1994 to conduct research in TKM. As a national hub for standardization research in TKM, KIOM has made major contributions over the years in strengthening the scientific basis of this native medical system unique to Korea, and taking it beyond Korea’s borders. Our research spans a broad range of TKM-related topics, from basic medical technology to research into standardizing and expanding scientific foundations of this medical field, and theoretical and clinical research on promising new TKM-based therapies. KIOM carries out important national research projects on specific therapeutic and clinical subjects such as acupuncture and meridian therapy, sasang constitutional medicine, and cerebrovascular disease and diabetic complications. treatments. Among other essential activities at KIOM are policy research, research on the history of TKM and herbal medicinal resources, and quality control for herbal medicines. KIOM actively collaborates with research organizations and researchers both within and outside of Korea through its various and ever-widening cooperation networks. With 14 years of research and development experience now behind us, one of our important goals for the upcoming years is to link our know-how and capabilities with ting-edge technology fields such as IT, BT and NT, to develop an innovative new paradigm for TKM-based therapeutic techniques. The accelerating phenomenon of the aging population has resulted in a renewed interest in traditional medicine around the world. The global traditional medicine market has already surpassed US$ 200 billion in value. Acupuncture is now a widely used therapeutic practice in Europe, and the healing potential of new herbal drugs is also appreciated and recognized in the US. Scientific validation and standardization can only TKM, a medicine tested and trusted for thousands of years, to gain broader acceptance internationally. If and when it os successfully modernized and commercialized, TKM should emerge as a global medicine and a viable alternative to Western medicine, with a tremendous market potential. The most fundamental commitment of KIOM is to the advancement of national health care and improvement of the quality of life for all, making TKM into a strategic national industry. Thank you for visiting our website. Your support and interest in our cause are greatly appreciated and will continue to help us to forward.
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
- Web Site www.kari.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-860-2114, Fax : 042-860-2004
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), since its establishment in 1989, has been the driving force behind aerospace research and development in Korea as the leading national R&D institute in this field. KARI’s R&D areas include state-of-the-art aircraft development, satellite development and space launch vehicle development. KARI is also responsible for the quality certification of aircraft and space equipment, as mandated by the government. Korea is about to join the ranks of advanced countries in the aerospace field. Korea launched its first astronaut in April 2008 and became the 9th country to independently launch a satellite into space with the launch of the KSLV-1 (Korea Space Launch Vehicle) in the first half of 2009 followed by the launch of a geostationary satellite, the Communication Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS). Korea will also be hosting the 2009 IAC (International Astronautical Congress) in Daejeon, Korea. Two major government aircraft programs are in progress at KARI, the Korean Helicopter Development Program (KHP), involving the development of core dual-use components, and the Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Development Program with full-scale flight testing of the aircraft. In the area of space technology, after the successful launch of KSLV-Ⅰ and COMS in the first half of 2009, we will be committed to the successful launch of KOMPSAT-5 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-5) and STSAT-3 (Science and Technology Satellite-3) in 2010, and KOMPSAT-3 in 2011. The 21st century is witness to increasing competition among countries in exploring the skies and outer space. Korea hopes to strengthen its capacity in the aerospace field in accordance with its position as one of the top 10 economies in the world. To this end, KARI is devoted to improving technological competitiveness in aerospace, contributing to technological independence and public well-being, and becoming a world leading aerospace research institute. We ask for your wholehearted support in pursuing our mission to contribute to the welfare of the nation as well as in achieving our goal of becoming a world class aerospace research institute. KARI will promptly provide updates on the status of its R&D programs, management-related information, and the latest domestic and overseas aerospace information via our website.
Korea Institute Of Ocean Science & Technology
- Web Site www.kiost.ac
- Contact Tel : 031-400-6000, Fax : 031-408-5820
Surrounded by seas on three sides, Republic of Korea is a maritime nation. As we all know, the ocean is the very foundation of the fishing industry, and also, the major industrial bases of many nations, including Republic of Korea, that import raw materials, process them to make products, and then export those products are all located along the coastline. In this respect, port cities, where the ocean is as a source of abundant jobs, and where unique cultures converge with local culture, serve as engines of the national economy, based on the productivity of the ocean and the diversity of civilization. A scientific observation of the sea-bed and coastal topography shows that the sea is indeed a treasure trove filled with a wealth of life, minerals, energy, and tourism resources, to name only a few. Our scientific knowledge about the ocean has the potential to secure sustainable human development in practical ways. To give an example, information on the direction and speed of ocean currents and water temperature is critical for the survival of someone planning to engage in underwater work or enjoy swimming in the sea during a vacation. KIOST is a state-run institution tasked with discovering new scientific knowledge about the ocean for the benefit of the people, as a better understanding of the sea surrounding us is related directly to the creation of new jobs. To that end, KIOST strives to develop cutting-edge scientific technology and acquire new knowledge in order to discover advanced life, minerals, and energy resources in the ocean and establish future-oriented port city infrastructure, including port and coastal landscapes. In doing so, KIOST is contributing to the development of the national economy and producing talented, next-generation human resources that will sustain the prosperity of this nation. We look forward to your continued support and interest in KIOST, which is prepared to take great strides toward becoming a truly global ocean science and technology research and education institution.
Korea Polar Research Institute
- Web Site www.kopri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 032-770-8400, Fax : 032-770-8709
Korea’s polar research history began in 1987 with the Polar Research Center of the Ocean Research Institute which was set up as part of the Antarctic station Constr uction program. Since that time, it expanded from a mere Polar Research Laborator y to Polar Research Institute, a subsidiary research unit of the Korea Ocean Resea rch Institute. the Korea Polar Research Institute is now a real international polar re search institute operating the King Sejong Station in Antarctic and Dasan Station in the Arctic. It is actively participating in several relevant international organizations including the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties (ATCP), the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and the International Arctic Science Committee(IASC),it has come to be recognized internationally by publishing its research achievements in prominent international journals. Antarctica is the sole part of the earth that can be used to secure national interes ts through scientific research, while tje Arctic is special in light of the fact that the region will require joint development through joint research with neighboring countries. In the 21st century, scientific research related to the global climate is expected to attract significant attention, and the polar regions will play critical roles in research on the global climate . Expansion of research activities on a continuous basis in these last undeveloped and non-polluted regions of the earth will be the only way to secure the national interest for the country. In order to enhance research activities in polar regions, among other things it is necessary that sufficient infrastructures to support such activities be built up. Inorder to build up such infrastructure for polar research, we have many tasks to complete such as the construction of a research ice breaker, the building of a second station in Antarctic and the reconstruction of Dasan station in the Arctic. The Korea Polar Research Institute, a subsidiary research unit of Korea Ocean Research Institute, will by building up the infrastructure and increasing the globalization of research activities make its utmos t effort to serve the public interests by becoming the only polar research institute in Korea.
Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences
- Web Site www.kirams.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 02-970-2114, Fax : 02-970-2436
KIRAMS the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, is the nation's leading cancer center, founded in 1963 as the Radiation Medicine Research Center. In 1973, we were renamed the Korea Cancer Center Hospital then in 2002, a new medical complex composed of a hospital, a research center, and the National Radiation Emergency Medical Center ware established. For the last 40 years, we have been the nation's most productive cancer center in terms of developing cancer diagnosis and treatment technologies. Since 1988, according to national cancer database statistics, we have grown to become the nation's largest cancer center serving 5 - 11% of the nation's cancer patients. We have the latest and most comprehensive treatment services and facilities such as PET/CT., the CyberKnife Center, and the Cancer Prevention Center. We also maintain a high level of service by continually updating our medical services through various education programs and through interaction with the world's most prestigious cancer centers such as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In addition to our primary focus on cancer care, we have also developed a national networking system in preparation for future radiation disasters. During radiation emergencies, our facility will provide immediate and organized medical care to radiation-exposed patients. Using our research cyclotron, we were able to produce Korea's very first medically useful radioisotope. The 13MeV cyclotron facility was developed using our own technology. In cooperation with the Korean government, we have pursued the distribution of cyclotron technology to other local medical institutes. Also, we have achieved other significant developments in research such as genetic treatment methods, nuclear imaging techniques, anti-cancer immunization boosting medicines, artificial skin, and others. Based on our past achievements and experience in radiation medicine and cancer treatment technologies, we are confident that we will continue to make great contributions to improving the quality of life in Korea.
Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control
- Web Site www.kinac.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-860-9700, Fax :
Nuclear energy is of the greatest tools discovered by mankind. While this source of power is utilized for the development of economies, industries and for the overall improvement of life, it may also be misused in the form of weapons of mass destruction. Therefore, international rules have been established to regulate and supervise the use of nuclear energy. Korea is keeping abreast with other countries in the development of its nuclear industry. Accordingly, our country shall endeavor to promote the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and adhere to its international obligations for nuclear nonproliferation. The Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control(KINAC) was established on June 30, 2006 to enhance the professional capabilities of Korea's nuclear industry and to ensure compliance with international treaties and regulatory trends. As the third president of KINAC, I will do my best to ensure that the nuclear energy activities in our country will win the recognition and confidence from people both here and abroad. We truly respect your concerns regarding nuclear energy. Our institute endeavors to be a Guard for the peaceful use of Nuclear Energy. Thank you,
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
- Web Site www.kict.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 031-910-0114, Fax :
Construction which has developed along with the history of human civilization is an industry closely related to the improvement of people's living quality and realization of their dreams. In particular, construction technology is considered a public technology that is applied to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of social infrastructures such as housing, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, and airports, all of which are indispensable to citizens' daily lives. I therefore venture to say that we can hardly imagine human life that isn't based on construction technology. Furthermore, due to the large scale of construction work, the economic and social effects induced by the development of new construction technology are also very great. It is the construction industry that has been a strong motivationale power for our national economic growth since the 1960s. As Korea now aims to be a key nation for regional economic development and goods distribution in Far Eastern Asia, and the national demand for a more pleasant and secure environment without disasters grows, the necessity and importance of the continuous development of construction technology are also on the increase. The Korea Institute of Construction Technology is a public research institute fully dedicated to the development of construction technology. The major activities of KICT include comprehensive research on structures, ground, roads, water resources, the construction environment, architecture, fire and engineering services, the management and certification of construction quality, and the collection and distribution of digital construction information. Therefore, to support government policy making and exeion related to construction, and to provice the technology needed to solve the problems private construction companies face, KICT has put most of its research efforts into developing ting-edge technology and introducing foreign advanced technologies for safer and more convenient SOC construction. In order to meet the needs of the times and people, we will endeavor to our utmost to develop technology that provides universal living environments for each and every human being, promotes a balance between environment preservation and desire for development and taps into up-to-date information technology for the construction field. With this clear purpose, KICT will make efforts to become a world-renowned research institute through continuous self-innovation and technology development. I look forward tot cooperation from overseas researchers and organizations specializing in construction technology.
Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
- Web Site www.kimm.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-868-7114, Fax : 042-868-7824
Many nations around the world are competing firercely to seize the initiative in the development of ting-edge technologies and to secure superiority in industrial competitiveness. The government realized early on that scientific development is the driving force behind the country's economic growth and national development, and thus established a number of state-invested research institutes. As part of such governmental efforts, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials(KIMM) was launched in 1976, initially under the name of the Kor ea Test Institute of Machinery and Metals, in order to improve industrial technologies in the field of machinery and metal working as well as to domestically manufacture machinery, th ereby replacing imports and upgrading machine quality to international levels. The KIMM has thus far led the development of the field of machinery in Korea. With the backing of its 30 years of experience and research capabilities, the KIMM is determ ined to pool all its capabilities to develop into an agency that will lead the industry, academia and research institutes. At KIMM, all our staff members are well aware of the goals and missions that the country a nd its people expect us to fulfill.With the support and confidence of Korean nationals, we w ll perform a leading role in the development of science and technology to strengthen natio nal economic development and welfare. We are ready to listen attentively to people's wisdo m and advice. Thank you.
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
- Web Site www.kitech.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 041-589-8114, Fax : 041-589-8120
Leader in Industrial Technology Innovation, focused on commercialization. Korea has not been blessed with abundant natural resources, however, the strongest and the most precious resource which has propelled Korea to become one of the leading technologtical nations, is our advanced manufacturing technology. The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology_(KITECH) was established to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). KITECH’s commercialization technology development and continuous technology transfer to domestic SMEs has led Korea to become one of the world’s most advanced technological nations. KITECH actively reorganized its structure and diversified its SME supporting channels to overcome and cope with the upheavals of technology in the R&D area. The importance of International cooperation in R&D is getting more and more emphasis and has become an essential part of KITECH's success. Combinations of more complicated technology, shortening of the technology lifespan, and the enlargement tendency of the technology development scale have increased the risk of working-alone types of R&D, which require more time and budget. Therefore, it is essential to establish a cooperative international network and take advantage of the world's advanced technology and manpower. KITECH has modified and enhanced its strategies to conduct international cooperation more efficiently and effectively, with a strong emphasis on supporting the advancement of SMEs’ into the global market and strengthening their competitiveness. KITECH has established and managed strong cooperative R&D relationships with over 130 elite international organizations from 22 nations. KITECH has initiated and successfully conducted various international cooperation projects including joint R&D projects, R&D researcher exchange projects, technology transfer projects and local lab experiment projects with world renowned R&D organizations. With its expertise in managing overseas R&D centers and its international cooperation knowhow, KITECH will actively support Korean SMEs’ technology innovation and advancement into the global market. KITECH will strive to make our position known as a first-class international R&D institute. Thank you for your interest.
Korea Food Research Institute
- Web Site www.kfri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 031-780-9114, Fax : 031-709-9876
The Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI) is a Government-affiliated research institute established in 1988 for the realization of Healthy Korea by providing people with wholesome food and by contributing to the improvement of the national agriculture, fisheries and food industries through advanced food science and technology. Today food is not consumed for survival per se but for the enhancement of health and prevention of disease which lead to good quality of life. The food industry should create a healthy national economy through value-addition to products from agriculture and fisheries. With these facts in mind, KFRI aims to achieve the following goals: - to carry out research on functional food, food safety, and food nano-technology through the development of emerging and original technologies for the improvement of people's health and quality of life. - to work on the globalization of Korean traditional foods and to add value to agricultural and fisheries products for high-industrialization of agriculture and fisheries and to - operate various industrial supporting systems to establish public-based technologies for the achievement of the Nation's strategic goals. In addition, KFRI endeavors to lead the future of the national food industry and to be the birthplace of ting-edge food science and technology by developing convergence technologies with IT, BT, NT, ST, and medical science through the establishment of cooperative networks with foreign and domestic universities, research institutes and industry.
Korea Institute of Energy Research
- Web Site www.kier.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-860-3114, Fax : 042-861-6224
The world, often dubbed an oil economy, is directly affected by the volatility of oil prices, the effects of which range from the national economy to the local and to families and individuals. In particular, Korea, the 10th world's largest oil consumer which imports most of its energy, can be easily influenced by rises and falls in the price of oil. The world seems to have reached a consensus that we must do something to counteract climate change and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. In that context green industries are growing fast. That's why the Korean government's development direction of
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
- Web Site www.keri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 055-280-1114, Fax : 055-280-1216
Since its establishment in 1976, as a government-sponsored institute and internationally accredited testing and certification body, the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) has been carrying our R&D in the electrotechnology and testing and certification business for power apparatuses. For the last 30 years, KERI has also achieved a variety of technological achievements for power systems, the power industry, electric materials and electronics Medicare instruments including IT convergence technologies can be included here as well. Moreover, KERI has made itself into a top-notch testing and certification organization, covering diverse electric apparatuses manufactured both at home and abroad. KERI is now taking a leadership role for the enhancement of the electric industry Its business goes around the globe. It is engaged in R&D and testing & certification activities, with excellent researchers, engineerss and 0 technicians. KERI boasts over thirty-years of accumulated expertise and brand new dedicated facilities. And KERI is making strong efforts to meet the needs of our domestic and international stake-holders. KERI requests your further support and encouragement to make KERI of the utmost service to all of you.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
- Web Site www.etri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-860-6114, Fax :
Since its foundation in 1976, as the country's largest government-funded research institute specializing in information and communications technology, ETRI has played a central role in making Korea the world's most advanced information and communication powerhouse. Through the years, ETRI has developed the
Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources
- Web Site www.kigam.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-868-3114, Fax : 042-868-3411
Geoscience and Mineral Resources are the Hope of Mankind! Geoscience and Mineral Resources have been the most important element and essential asset to human developments since the beginning of the world. With the utilizations of mineral resources, human beings have been able to establish civilizations and prosperous cultures by enhancing the effective value of mineral resources throughout history. The Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral (Resources KIGAM) was established in 1918, and lpayed a central role in comprehensive mineral exploration and energy development as a government supported research institute. For the last century, KIGAM has striven to build core technology, that can mobilize national competitiveness and endless productivity. KIGAM accomplishes national projects to enhance the quality of people's daily lives by improving safety levels, providing education on natural disasters, and developing new materials and energy sources. KIGAM covers various fields of geological research in nationwide and overseas such as gas hydrates, mineral exploration, groundwater flow research, usage of underground space, and efficient utilization of national territory. Moreover, KIGAM endeavors to develop important new technologies for geological disasters such as earthquakes and landslides, as well as global climate mitigation strategies such as CO2 geological storage, mineral carbonations, and waste disposal. Geoscience and Mineral Resources are the core to industrial growth in the future. Every staff member at KIGAM will carry on the grand tradition of creativity and devotone to the development of practical and utilizable knowledge so that KIGAM becomes the leading brand in science and technology in Korea. KIGAM will do its best to be the number one research institute in the geoscience and mineral resources development field in this time of energy crisis.
Korea Railroad Research Institute
- Web Site www.krri.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 031-460-5000, Fax : 031-460-5159
The Korea Railroad Research Institute is opening a new era in railway transportation. KRRI was established in 1996 as a railway research body in Korea aimed at developing railway transportation and enhancing competitiveness in the industry by unfolding strategic R&D activities along with railway policies. KRRI's efforts will constantly improve railway technologies in a bid to create a better future by developing fundamental and up-to-date core technologies. KRRI has seen a success in its developments of the 350km/h high speed rail 'HSR-350x', the light rail transit 'K-AGT', the tilting train 'TTX' and standardized urban transit with information system for maintenance. These technology developments are expected TO BE APPLIED in the local market, while the technology behind these systems will expand overseas. KRRI is also in the process of developing a 400km/h high speed EMU, an ultra-high speed train, reducing the nation's logistics costs with the set-up of a logistics & transportation system, developing sustainable green transportation with low carbon emissions and connecting trans-Korean and intercontinental rail networks to realize a borderless economic bloc in the 'Eurasia-Pacific' Era. As the nation's think tank for the railway sector, KRRI is determined to provide the nation and the people with a new growth engine of top-of-the-line technologies that will playi leading roles in the world's railways. KRRI will stay the course exploring new values with creative and innovative ideas in the future.
Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
- Web Site www.krict.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-860-7114, Fax : 042-861-7022
KRICT is the only government-supported research institution in chemical technology in Korea. Since its establishment in 1976, KRICT has contributed to the growth of the domestic chemical industry and is now endeavoring to develop key chemical technologies to secure a sustainable future for the planet and its people. To achieve the recent goal of management set at the end of 2008, we will strategically concentrate on four major research areas: Green Technology, Advanced Chemical Materials, Innovative Drug Candidates, and Chemistry based Fusion Technology. By achieving ECO management, we hope to make Korea one of the top five nations in the chemical industry. KRICT will continue to strive to achieve our vision of becoming a world class chemical institution, by contributing towards the increasing global competitiveness of the Korean chemical industry and realizing a green society. I wish everyone who loves chemistry the best of success with KRICT.
Korea Institute of Toxicology
- Web Site www.kitox.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-610-8250, Fax : 042-610-8085
Since acquiring the first GLP certification given by the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare in 1988, KIT’s GLP system has been certified by the Korean Ministry of the Environment (1998) and the Korean Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry (2002). KIT’ s GLP system has also received an excellent evaluation from the Japanese government and the OECD. In 1998, KIT became the first organization in Asia to acquire accreditation from AAALAC International, and KIT’s toxicity tests are conducted under the strictest international standards of GLP. KIT is proud of its state-of-the-art facilities (with a total area of 270,000 square feet) which provide an outstanding GLP testing environment that enables KIT to attain the highest quality and most reliable study results. KIT systems are supervised by a high industry standard centralized control system to maintain the most reliable GLP experimental environment. With the best GLP facilities in Korea and over 20 years of operational experience, KIT is expanding its boundaries to provide an exceptional combination of ting-edge GLP systems, sound science and unmatched service to clients worldwide.
Korea Institute of Materials Science
- Web Site www.kims.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 055-280-3000, Fax : 055-280-3333
National Institute for Mathmetical Science
- Web Site www.nims.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-864-5700, Fax : 042-864-5706
The world economy in the 21st century is accelerating its shift to a knowledge-based economy due to the remarkable growth of science and technology. Knowledge resource, including technology, are the key factor determining national competitiveness, therefore each nation should create knowledge-based future growth engines through the rapid development of basic research, so as to swiftly toward an advanced economy. Mathematics, which is the basis of all scientific disciplines, will contribute to the development of science and technology in our nation through the exchange of information and ideas in these areas, mathematics will play a key role in establishing the foundations of an advanced knowledge economy. In this environment, the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) will play a critical role by performing research on mathematical sciences, the basis of future technology, to transform our nation into a knowledge-based society. First, our research capability will be strengthened by introducing an open type research system to gather together the world's best-known domestic and overseas scholars in the mathematical sciences and entrust them with conducting mid- and long-term research in advanced areas of mathematics. Second, joint research with other researchers in other areas such as IT, BT, and finance will be conducted by introducing a central and combined research system to explore future areas of promise in technological fields based on mathematical sciences. Third, the establishment of a Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for mathematical sciences will make it possible for other research institutes and industries to directly use the network and will lead to the delivery and popularization of the specialized knowledge in mathematical sciences that is needed by related disciplines and other areas. NIMS will make steady efforts to respond flexibly to global changes and requirements in order to emerge as a center for the mathematical sciences, it will become a World Class Institute (WCI) in the process. Please maintain your interest in and support for our institute. Thank you so much.
Institute for Basic Science
- Web Site www.ibs.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-878-8114, Fax : 042-878-8079
The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) was established on November 21, 2011 with the vision of
Institut Pasteur Korea
- Web Site www.ip-korea.org
- Contact Tel : 031-8018-8000, Fax : 031-8018-8010
Institut Pasteur Korea is a not-for-profit private organization based in the Pangyo Technovalley in Gyeonggi Province. It was established in 2004 through an agreement between the Institut Pasteur and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) with financial support from the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and from Gyeonggi Province. The strategic focus of the institute is in the area of infectious disease research, considering such ailments as Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis B & C (HBV, HCV), Influenza and Leishimaniasis. The institure utilizes its proprietary technology platforms built on a unique integration of IT, BT, and chemistry to identify novel molecular targets and discover small molecules. Especially, Institut Pasteur Korea leverages Korea’s IT infrastructure to develop innovative imaging technologies for high throughput drug screening. The technology platforms, combined with international human resources and strong partnerships, have enabled us to successfully develop the first-in-class TB drug candidate and an HCV lead compound with a novel mechanism of action. The Institut Pasteur Korea is a key driver of early drug discovery within the 32 member Institut Pasteur International Network located in 28 nations on 5 continents and there are over 20,000 Pasteurians worldwide. Multi-national researchers of the Institut Pasteur Korea from France, Germany, US, Russia, etc. are striving every day to excel in research and to fight against infectious diseases for their loved ones and all humankind. The door to sharinge the Pasteurian spirit is always wide open for you!
Korea Research Institiute of Ships & Ocean Engineering
- Web Site www.kriso.re.kr
- Contact Tel : 042-866-3114, Fax :
KRISO, established in 1973, is a government funded research institute and the leader in technology development in ships and ocean engineering. KRISO has solved national issues through strong research capacity and state-of-the-art ocean technology, while making effort to respond to national and global demands. The core research areas include environment-friendly advanced ship, offshore plant engineering, maritime traffic safety and marine accident response, and underwater vehicles and marine equipment. KRISO will play a leading role in developing shipbuilding and ocean engineering, devising national polices and responding to international standards.