Korea Institute for Advanced Study

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Korea Institute for Advanced Study
MottoImagine the Impossible
TypeGovernmental organisation
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
Coordinates37°35′34″N 127°02′45″E / 37.5928°N 127.0458°E / 37.5928; 127.0458Coordinates: 37°35′34″N 127°02′45″E / 37.5928°N 127.0458°E / 37.5928; 127.0458
Yong-hee Lee
Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Revised RomanizationGodeung gwahakwon
McCune–ReischauerKotŭng kwahakwŏn
A photograph of the building of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

The Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) is an advanced research institute in Korea. It is located on a 30-acre (120,000 m2) campus in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul.[1]

KIAS was founded in 1996, aiming to become a world's leading research institute where international elite scholars gather and dedicate to fundamental research in basic sciences.[2] Currently, there are three schools in the institute: mathematics, physics, and computational sciences; as of 2016, the institute has 3 distinguished professors, 26 professors, and 133 research fellows.[3]

As its name suggests, this institute was founded modeled on IAS in Princeton, New Jersey (USA), although unlike its original, KIAS is funded by the government. KIAS is a subordinate institute of KAIST.[4]

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  1. ^ Contact,"Visitor Information, KIAS"[1], KIAS,2012.
  2. ^ Mission Statement,"About KIAS, KIAS"[2], KIAS,2012.
  3. ^ About the Institute,"About KIAS, KIAS"[3], KIAS,2016.
  4. ^ 고등과학원 설립 및 운영계획 수립을 위한 조사 연구, 1996(최종보고서), 과학기술처, 국회전자도서관 DB 자료 ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)

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