The Korea Institute of Science and Technology is a multi-disciplinary research institute located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1966, it was the first multi-disciplinary scientific research institute in Korea and has contributed significantly to the economic development of the country, particularly during the years of accelerated growth in the 1970s and 1980s. It has a research staff of over 1,800 research scientists, visiting scientists, fellows and trainees, and foreign scientists involved in basic research in various fields of science and technology.
KIST Branches & Affiliated Institutes
KIST Gangneung Institute of Natural Products
KIST Gangnueng was established to lead in industrialization of the Gangwon region by providing core technologies to support in generating cutting-edge, specialized industries. It focuses on specialized areas of research for local adaption including the development of physiological activating materials (natural products) extracted from East Sea and the research for environmental conservation of the Gangwon province.
KIST Jeonbuk Institute of Advanced Composite Materials
KIST Jeonbuk was established in 2008 in Wanju, Jeollabuk-do with a specific goal to lead the development of the composite materials industry.
KIST Europe, which was established in Saarbruecken, Germany in 1996, has been playing an important role in broadening international relations in the field of basic and applied research. The main goals of KIST Europe are the creation of a forum for technical and economic cooperation between Europe and Korea, development of a global network for the promotion of scientific and technological cooperation with European countries and contribution to the development of innovative pollution-control technologies. It also focuses its research on microfluidics & clinical diagnostics and interdisciplinary human biotechnology.
Indo-Korea Science and Technology Center
The Indo-Korea Science and Technology Center, established by KIST, opened its office in 2010 at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India. The Center has been the focal point for promoting scientific and technological exchange between the two countries.
Green Technology Center
The Green Technology Center (GTC) is a green climate technology policy research center that contributes to the realization of the creative economy through climate change technology policy and through research on international cooperation, also contributing to Korea’s national development by strengthening global leadership.
The following is the list of scholars from The Korea Institute of Science and Technology who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences