International intensive short-term education and training course of nuclear nonproliferation for undergraduate and graduate students


Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center

Welcome to NEREC.

NEREC was established in 2014 to address the essential ethical issue of nuclear nonproliferation in the use of nuclear technology and to develop the
necessary human capital for the Republic of Korea and the global community.

Currently, as the only University-based center dedicated to nuclear nonproliferation education and research in South Korea,
NEREC aims at growing as global think-tank in nuclear nonproliferation.

While many of the renowned think-tanks in nuclear nonproliferation in the world focus on international relations and security issues mostly from the
perspectives of nuclear weapons states, NEREC emphasizes nuclear nonproliferation issues related to civilian nuclear power and the associated
nuclear fuel cycle development from the point of technology users.

With multidisciplinary research and education combining policy and technology as well as international cooperation with the leading nonproliferation scholars and institutes, NEREC will make continuous effort to produce future leaders in nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful and responsible nuclear power in the world.

Thank you for your support for us.


Professor Man-Sung Yim, Director

Dr. Man-Sung Yim is Professor of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Head of Office of Global Initiatives, and Associate Vice President, International Office at KAIST. Previously, he taught at North Carolina State University and MIT. He is a member of the Scientific Program Committee of CTBTO and serves as Associate Editor (Asia) of Nuclear Technology for American Nuclear Society, and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of Progress in Nuclear Energy and International Journal of Nuclear Security. His research areas are nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear waste management, nuclear safety, and nuclear nonproliferation. Dr. Yim is a graduate of Seoul National University (BS/MS), University of Cincinnati (PhD), and Harvard University (SM/ScD).