Korea Basic Science Institute
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.
Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources
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.