Brief History
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2001~2002
1.Jan.2013
  • Starting the Operation of Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex
27.Mar.2007
  • KAERI newly inaugurated with a change of its Korean name.
  • Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences(KIRAMS) was separated from KAERI and became an independent entity.
29.Sep.2006
  • Jeongeup Advanced Radiation Technology Institute was established.
25.Oct.2004
  • Technology Center for Nuclear Control under KAERI became an independent organization of the National Nuclear Management and Control Agency(Currently Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control).
16.Dec.1996
  • Activities on nuclear engineering, nuclear fuel designing, and radioactive waste management were transferred from KAERI to industry.
15.Feb.1990
  • Nuclear Safety Center under KAERI became an independent organization of the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety(KINS).
30.Dec.1989
  • Previous name of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute was restored.
19.Dec.1980
  • KAERI merged with KNFDI and changed the name to the Korea Advanced Energy Research Institute.
1.Dec.1976
  • Korea Nuclear Fuel Development Institute(KNFDI) was established.
17.Feb.1973
  • Atomic Energy Research Institute(AERI), Radiological Research Institute(RRI), and Radiation Research Institute in Agriculture(RRIA) merged into one to become the present KAERI.
3.Feb.1959
  • Atomic Energy Research Institute(AERI) was established as an affiliate of the Office of Atomic Energy(OAE).