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International Cooperation Project


To ensure the research capabilities and global technological competitiveness of GRIs and expand the foundation for drawing creative research results and cooperating with advanced foreign research institutes


01Science Listening Post Project


  • To support the acquisition of the wide range of foreign advanced technology development information for the strategic R&D performance of GRIs
  • To plan GRIs' own strategic research projects reflecting the trend of foreign new technology development in a timely manner
  • To support the globalization of technology through the dissemination of information of advanced foundation technology


  • Advanced information acquisition activities support through SLP* dispatch to advanced overseas research institutes, international organizations,and universities

    * SLP: researchers to transmit latest foreign research information rapidly to GRIs


  • Classified into three types depending on the concept and nature
Type table
Category Concept and Characteristics by Type
Academic dispatch type Dispatching as visiting scholars to research institutes and international organizations and carrying out activities of acquiring the information about technology development trends and new technology development
Overseas contract
research type
Commissioning R&D projects and acquiring the information about advanced technology and trends through attendance of conferences, expert discussions, and visits to exhibitions and fairs
Overseas joint research type Implementing projects in cooperation with universities or research institutes and supporting activities of acquiring the information about relevant technology development trends and new technology development

02Asia international joint research project


  • To resolve challenging problems through the promotion of international joint research with strategic cooperation partners in Asia
  • To improve the national leadership and strengthen the partnership with Asian countries through substantial research cooperation


  • Implementation of joint research with one or more of the research institutes of cooperation target areas (China, Southeast Asia) as partners
  • Enhancement of the level of regional cooperation centered on personnel exchanges and small-scale cooperation and leadership support for GRIs to solve regional problems in Asia

03Korean-Hungarian Joint Laboratory Programme


  • To activate the science and technology cooperation between the two countries through research exchanges and joint lab operation between NST and research institutes under the umbrella of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • To ensure the window for Korea-Hungary science and technology cooperation and the base for science and technology cooperation with neighboring Eastern European countries


  • Joint research support in the fields to bring the maximum synergistic effect through joint-lab establishment in Budapest and research cooperation with Hungary

04International joint research support project


  • To graft domestic and foreign research resources and experiences through the activation of cooperation among research teams and researchers affiliated with GRIs and overseas cooperation agencies
  • To improve Korean research capability through the expansion of global research cooperation


  • Bottom-up research funding support based on the demand of international joint research of researchers targeted at various research areas of GRIs