IBS - Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

Main Center IBS, South Korea
Main Center IBS, South Korea

The Institute for Basic Science (IBSKorean: 기초과학연구원) is a Korean government-funded research institute that conducts basic science research and relevant pure basic research. IBS was established in November 2011 by the Lee Myung-bak administration as a research institute, later be a core of the International Science and Business Belt (ISBB) upon relocation of their headquarters from a rented property to their own campus in January 2018 using land reclaimed from the Taejŏn Expo ’93 in Expo Science Park. Comprising 30 research centers with 68 research groups across the nation and a headquarters in Daejeon, IBS has approximately 1,800 researchers and doctoral course students. Around 30% of the researchers are from countries outside of South Korea. The organization is under the Ministry of Science and ICT.

Making Discoveries for Humanity & Society

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) pursues excellence in basic science research. The goal of IBS is to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to train the leading scientists of tomorrow.

  • Accelerate Transformation through New Knowledge
  • Ensure Excellence in Research
  • Stimulate Collaboration Without Boundaries
  • Continue its Endeavor to Make a Brighter Future