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 Machinery & Materials
Many nations around the world are competing firercely to seize the initiative in the development of ting-edge technologies and to secure superiority in industrial competitiveness. The government realized early on that scientific development is the driving force behind the country's economic growth and national development, and thus established a number of state-invested research institutes. As part of such governmental efforts, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials(KIMM) was launched in 1976, initially under the name of the Kor ea Test Institute of Machinery and Metals, in order to improve industrial technologies in the field of machinery and metal working as well as to domestically manufacture machinery, th ereby replacing imports and upgrading machine quality to international levels. The KIMM has thus far led the development of the field of machinery in Korea. With the backing of its 30 years of experience and research capabilities, the KIMM is determ ined to pool all its capabilities to develop into an agency that will lead the industry, academia and research institutes. At KIMM, all our staff members are well aware of the goals and missions that the country a nd its people expect us to fulfill.With the support and confidence of Korean nationals, we w ll perform a leading role in the development of science and technology to strengthen natio nal economic development and welfare. We are ready to listen attentively to people's wisdo m and advice. Thank you.