Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

KIAS South Korea

About the University

Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote research excellence in the basic sciences. KIAS is located on a 120,000 square-meter site in Seoul, where its members are provided with a research-friendly environment. As a flagship of the basic sciences in the region, KIAS provides a venue for advanced learning and active discovery of new ideas. Through these efforts, the Institute ultimately aims to contribute to advancement of our civilization.

KIAS is an arena for dynamic scientific interactions. Scientists from all over the world visit KIAS for collaborative research, sabbatical leave, and undertake various research activities. In pursuit of fulfilling its mission, KIAS also hosts numerous meetings, seminars, workshops, and seasonal schools. The faculty and research bodies of the Institute are composed of diverse nationalities, and endeavor to explore the frontier of knowledge and insights on Nature and its structure. KIAS, aspiring to be a world-class hub of research activity, welcomes opportunities of interaction with research communities around the world.

Mission Statement

A World's leading research institute where international elite scholars gather and dedicate to fundamental research in basic sciences

The Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded to fulfill the following goals:

  • Leading the promotion of science and technology in Korea to a world-class level
  • Training young scientists that will enrich science and society as a whole
  • Generating new knowledge in basic sciences

KIAS aims to achieve its mission through innovative research programs, a strong faculty body of distinguished scientists, and an efficient support system.

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  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics
  • School of Computational Science

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Location Details

02455, Seoul, Republic of Korea

External Links

World Ranking of Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

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Salary Details

Research Fellow Salary at KIAS, South Korea

The annual salary starts from 48,500,000 Korean Won (current exchange rate); an individual research grant of 10,000,000 Korean Won and a welfare card will be available each year.

The average salary of Research Fellow is KRW 4,041,000 per month.

Salary for KIAS Fellows

The starting salary is 70,000,000 Korean won (current exchange rate); an individual research grant of 30,000,000 Korean Won and a welfare card will be available each year. On-campus housing may be supported upon request, depending on the availability of vacancies.

The average salary of KIAS Fellow is KRW 5,833,000 per month.

Updated on: Sep 2021

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