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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 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 oldest 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, 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 September 1, 2023
    • Total : 1,731 doctoral level manpower : 933
    • Executives : 1
    • Researcher/Engineer : 177
    • Administrative staff : 122
    • Technician : 298
  • Budget Based on business plan and budget for September 1, 2023
    • Total budget : KRW 688.4 billion
    • revenue : KRW 530.3 billion(self-imported : 77%(government : 38.8%, private : 34.8%, Other : 3.3%)
    • Government fund : KRW 185.1 billion(23.0%)
  • A regional base
    • Headquarters(Daejeon)
    • Advanced Radiation Technology Institute(Jeongeup)
    • Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex(Gyeongju)
    • New Research for Export Under way(Gigang)