Major Businesses

Enhancement of Regional
S&T Development

2017 국가 과학기술혁신 국회 대토론회


Proved instrumental in expanding the social
role of science and technology by encouraging an innovation mindset

The KOFST is leading the change toward an innovative,
diverse society where science/technology and
scientists/engineers are valued.

Monthly magazine, The Science and Technology

Publication and distribution of the monthly magazine that addresses policies, education, figures,
and research outcomes in regards to science and technology issues

  • Popularization of high-level S&T knowledge through columns that embrace diverse areas
    (e.g., S&T-related culture, society, philosophy, art, and others)
  • Online and mobile access available

Weekly KOFST Webzine

Publication of the weekly online newsletter,
which serves as an overall media source
in the science and technology field

  • Subscribed by about 400,000 people
  • A communication channel among the S&T community, the government, and the public
  • Strategic promotion of the programs of the KOFST and its members

Support of the KOFST regional federations

13 regional KOFST federations nationwide

  • Policy forums and innovation debates that reflect regional circumstances
  • Joint projects with regional organizations for S&T innovation
    (e.g., local governments, academic and research institutes, local S&T associations)
  • Science popularization (e.g., special lectures for local middle and high school students)

Korea Science and Technology Annual Meeting

An annual interdisciplinary science conference launched in 2007, aimed at exploring productive insights and
future visions through debates and discussions on various pending issues

  • Featuring experts and opinion leaders in the S&T community
  • Discussion on current and mid-/long-term issues for S&T development

Programs to support and bring up S&T policy experts

Operation and support of academic curriculums designed to train experts with broad knowledge in S&T policy
in theory and practice-wise

  • Masters and doctoral courses in Hanyang University, KAIST, University of Science and Technology,
    Chungnam National University, and Pukyong National University
    From 2012 to September 2017, 254 students have been admitted.