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

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), a government-funded research institute established
in accordance with "the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-funded
Science and Technology Research Institutes, etc.," 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
nuclear energy. Over the past 60 years, it has accelerated developments in 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 the first research institute of science and technology in Korea and one of the world's best
centers of nuclear research, KAERI is building a safe society centered on people and
the environment. It will continue to expand into new fields, 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, 34057 Republic of Korea
    • Advanced Radiation Technology Institute, Jeongeup 29, Geumgu-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do, 56212 Republic of Korea
    • Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex, Gyeongju Geoncheon-eup, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 38180 Republic of Korea
  • Number of Employees Full-time employees as of Aug. 2018
    • Total : 1,431
    • Executives : 2
    • Researcher/Engineer : 1,197
    • Administrative staff : 106
    • Technician : 126
  • Budget Based on business plan and budget for 2018
    • Total budget : KRW 534.5 billion
    • revenue : KRW 395 billion (74%)
    • Government fund : KRW 139.5 billion (26%)
  • Location
    • Headquarters(Daejeon)
    • Advanced Radiation Technology Institute(Jeongeup)
    • Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex(Gyeongju)
    • New Research for Export Under way(Gigang)