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Mission

NST aspires to provide policy support for national research projects and drive the development of knowledge industries by supporting,
fostering, and systematically managing science and technology government-funded research institutes.

  • Article 18 of ACT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT, OPERATION AND FOSTERING OF GOVERNMENT-
    FUNDED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTESDOWNLOAD
  • Article 2 of PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYDOWNLOAD

25 government-funded research institutes in the fields of science and technology (attached)

  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
    • Green Technology Center-Korea (GTCK)
  • Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI)
    • National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI)
  • Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
  • Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
  • Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM)
  • Korea Institute for Industrial Technology (KITECH)
  • Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
    • National Security Research Institute (NSRI)
  • Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT)
  • Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI)
  • Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)
  • Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI)
    • World Institute of Kimchi (WIKIM)
  • Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
  • Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM)
    • Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS)
  • Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
  • Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)
  • Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI)
  • Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)
    • Korea Institute of Toxicology (KITOX)
  • Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

Function

  • Planning of policies and researches on the development direction of GRIs
  • Adjusting and aligning the functions of GRIs (including establishment, integration, and dissolution)
  • Evaluating the research outcomes and management information of GRIs
  • Support for research cooperation between GRIs
  • Support for improving and disseminating the research achievements of GRIs
  • Policy suggestions for the enhancement of competitiveness and innovation in the fields of science and technology

Basic Direction of Operation

01
Activating converged and cooperative researches of GRIs
  • Building collaborative systems for identification searching fields of cooperation among GRIs and strategic implementation
  • Operating the convergence research group that reflects the characteristics of Korea
    • ※ Breaking the existing simple collaborative research, introducing the innovative convergence research model to create achievements through the concentration of the research capabilities of GRIs
02
Establishing the specific missions of GRIs
  • Establishing the specific missions of GRIs for the smooth accomplishment of the national R&D tasks
    • ※ Distinguishing the research projects of GRIs into three types (basic and future-leading, public and infrastructure, and industrialization) and then systematically managing them
03
R&D forward base for SMEs
  • Establishing 'SME R&D Center' in NST for the comprehensive management of plan to become a R&D forward base for SMEs
  • Contribution to the technological innovation of SMEs through the utilization of accumulated knowledge and sources of GRIs
04
Resolving the common complaints from GRIs
  • Resolving the common complaints from GRIs and performing an umbrella role for them

Basic principles of supporting GRIs