About KAERI > Greetings
President Youn Ho Jung. Ph.D
Nuclear energy is an energy source for the future which
							can supply an abundance of clean energy to mankind

Established in 1959, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI) is the first science and technology research institute in Korea to be mandated to achieve energy self-reliance through nuclear technology.

KAERI has produced remarkable achievements during its 58-year history of nuclear energy development. Such achievements include the self-reliance of the NSSS system design of Korean Standard Nuclear Power Plants, the localization of both CANDU and PWR fuels, the indigenous design of the HANARO research reactor, signing MOU with Saudi Arabia to strengthen partnership in SMART reactor technology and human capacity building in nuclear sector and the successful completion of the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) construction project.

KAERI is not complacent about its achievements thus far, and will instead make a determined move toward the sustainable nuclear energy system. In line with the Long-term Development Plan for the Future Nuclear Energy Systems, which has been implemented as a national policy, KAERI is concentrating all of its effort on the development of spent fuel technology for reutilization purposes and on future nuclear energy systems that feature significant advancements in safety, economics, and proliferation resistance.

KAERI owes what it had achieved to the public for its support over the past 58 years, which has enabled the Institute to develop to its current status. All of the staff members at KAERI are committed to living up to the expectations of our nation’s people by producing world-leading nuclear R&D outcomes, and to concentrate our efforts on maximizing our research capabilities. KAERI will spearhead efforts to help Korea achieve its national agenda of sustainable development and low carbon, green growth by solving the urgent challenges such as the degradation of environment and resource depletion we face for the 21st century.