Korea, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

KAST is a nongovernmental academic institution dedicated to research, evaluation and consultation for national science and technology policies.

As an independent, autonomous, nongovernmental academy, KAST strives to raise Korea’s science and technology to world-class levels by carrying out roles in nongovernmental diplomacy.

KAST works with international science academies and distinguished foreign associates to introduce important issues, top research topics and trends from around the globe to the nation by applying its ability to foresee current and future issues. KAST supports policymakers to make sound decisions by providing professional evaluation and expert consultation, and suggests innovative visions for the advancement of science and technology in the 21st century.

KAST contributes to progressing science in Korea supported by its members’ exceptional professional expertise. Its members are elected by peers in recognition of distinguished achievement in their respective fields in both Korea and international communities.

KAST promotes public understanding in matters of science and technology and in creating a social climate where scientists and engineers are respected.

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