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OVERSEAS S&T ASSOCIATIONS

Overseas S&T Associations

icon Support Overseas Korean Scientists and Engineers Associations
In order to make effective use of best Korean scientists abroad and set up the venue of exchanging advanced science and technology, KOFST supports overseas Associations with project funding and operating expenses; co-chairs the USKorea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC), EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology (EKC) and Asia Korea Community (AKC); and organizes the World Congress of Korean and Korean-ethnic Scientists and Engineers (WCSE).
icon Dasan Conference
- Benchmarking the US Gordon Research Conferences, the KOFST has convened Dasan Conference since 2002 to promote development of national science and technology, heighten international competitiveness through academic discussions and exchange knowledge among scientists to improve the quality of research and contribute to society.
- In 2010, among the 4 themes were Graphene - New Physical Phenomenon and Application; Green Transportation Systems; Translational research in Aging Science; and Integrative Strategy and Global Network for New Direction of Translational Cancer Research with 291 participants.
icon Cooperation with International Organizations
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Pacific Science Association (PAS)
- Chinese Academy of Science and Technology (CAST)

Overseas S&T Associations

icon Young Generation Forum
- The Forum was launched in 2002 to build human network and strengthen the bond with the 2nd and 3rd generation Korean scientists.
- YGF-2010 was held July 5-10, 2010 at Daegu Hotel Inter-Burgo Exco with 120 participants. The programs included the keynote speech, panel discussion, CEO/CTO Forum, industrial site visit and cultural events.
- YGF-2011 was held July 4-9, 2011 in Gwangju and Seoul with 120 participants and the programs were country report, exchange with Korean science community, YGF Venture Competition and cultural events.
icon S&T Collaboration between the South and North Korea
KOFST has organized and managed the Council for the Promotion of Science and Technology Exchanges Between South and North Korea and organized regular joint academic meetings: China International S&T Conference in 1991(the first meeting between South and North Korean scientists); Korean Conference on Science and Technology in 2006 in Pyongyang (the first private academic conference); and Korean Conference on Chemistry in 2007 in Pyongyang(KOFST and its counterpart in North Korea). S&T study and research between the two Koreas were also done through Comparative Analysis on S&T Terms in 2000-2004 and Status Study on North Korean S&T in 1991-1999.

Overseas S&T Associations

icon Support Program of Inviting Best Foreign Scientists and Engineers (Brain Pool)
KOFST supports academia, research institutes and industry to attract prominent foreign scientists and engineers to enhance R&D; overcome the barrier of technology protection; and stimulate the research environment. Invited scientists, provided with incurred and staying expenses by KOFST, are encouraged to get involved in national strategic projects for the advancement of science and technology.

Overseas S&T Associations