The Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) in Daejeon, South Korea was independently established as the nuclear safety regulatory expert organization in February 1990 with a specific mission to develop and implement nuclear safety regulation. The ultimate goal of nuclear safety regulation is to protect the public and to preserve the environment from the radiation hazards that might be accompanied with the production or utilization of nuclear energy. Accomplishing its precious mission, KINS will make every effort to realize VISION 2020‘ Heart of Global Nuclear Safety’.
The vision of KINS is Heart of Global Nuclear Safety that means KINS becomes the "heart of global nuclear safety" trusted by the people and the world, by being committed to nuclear safety with the best expertise and leadership.
Nuclear Safety Center founded as part of the Korea Advanced Energy Research Institute (KAERI)
Nuclear Safety Center branched off as an auxiliary organization of the Korea Advanced Energy Research Institute (KAERI)
Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety independently established (under the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety Institute Law: No. 4195)
National Nuclear Control Agency (NNCA) installed as an auxiliary organization of KINS → Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC) branched off (2006)
International Nuclear Safety School established in cooperation with IAEA
Designated as an IAEA cooperation center for radioactivity analysis technology