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"Building a safe society centered on people and
the environment through reliable, innovative nuclear technology."

KAERI, a government-funded research institute established based on "the Act on the
Establishment, Operation, and Fostering of Government-funded Science and Technology Research
Institutes.," contributes to academic advancement, energy acquisition, and utilization of
nuclear energy through active research and development in related fields.

Since its establishment in 1959, KAERI has been the only research institute in Korea dedicated to
research and technology development of nuclear energy. Over the past 60 years, it has
concentrated its resources on the development of nuclear technology and made significant achievements,
including the localization of PHWR and PWR reactors, the design of a Nuclear Steam Supply System(NSSS)
- applied to Uljin Units 3 & 4 - and the design and construction of the multi-purpose research reactor HANARO.

As one of the leading nuclear science and technology research institute in the world, KAERI is building a
safe society centered on people and the environment. It will continue its efforts to expand research
scopes into new fields such as improving quality of life while attaining higher standards in safety and reliability.

  • Name of Institute
    Korea Atomic Energy
    Research Institute (KAERI)
  • Date of Establishment
    Feb. 3, 1959
  • Address
    • Headquarters 111, Daedeok-daero 989beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea 34057
    • Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, Jeongeup 29, Geumgu-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea 56212
    • Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex, Gyeongju Geoncheon-eup, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea 38180
  • Number of Employees Full-time employees as of January 1, 2024
    • Total : 1,748 Ph. D : 944
    • Executives : 1
    • Researcher/Engineer : 1,319
    • Administrative staff : 135
    • Technician : 293
  • Budget Based on business plan and budget for January 1, 2024
    • Total budget : KRW 641.2 billion
    • (Public/private sector funded R&D?) revenue : KRW 489.7 billion (76%))
    • Government fund : KRW 151.5 billion (24.0%)
  • A regional base
    • Headquarters(Daejeon)
    • Advanced Radiation Technology Institute (Jeongeup)
    • Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex (Gyeongju)
    • Munmu Advanced Research Institute for Nuclear Science (Gyeongju, under construction)
    • Kijang Research Reactor (Kijang, under construction)