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


Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center

Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is currently the sole university organization for nuclear nonproliferation research and training. Since 2014, KAIST NEREC has been run as a think tank undertaking education and research to foster international nuclear nonproliferation conducive to peaceful use of nuclear technology.


To undertake education and research with the goal of fostering global nuclear nonproliferation conducive to peaceful use of nuclear technology

  • Objectives
    • Train and nurture nuclear nonproliferation human resources
    • Conduct nuclear nonproliferation policy research combining technical expertise and policy insights
    • Engage in discussions on the peaceful use of nuclear technology and various aspects of nuclear nonproliferation
  • Founding Purpose
    • Foster elite scientists for the future, equipped with basic theories and capability for practical applications
    • Carry out both long- and short-term basic and applied research that enables the nation’s strategic technological advancements
    • Collaborate research with a diverse pool of research institutions and industries
Organization and R&D Structure
    Prof. Man-Sung Yim

    Nuclear & Quantum Engineering Dept, KAIST  

    Associate Vice President, International Office, KAIST

    • Advisory Board

      • Universities

        Seoul Nat'l Univ., Kyunghee Univ., Korea National Defense Univ., Handong Univ.

      • Technology


      • Policy

        The Sejong Institute, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

    • Faculty

      • Prof. Bong-Geun Jun

        Korea National Diplomatic Academy

      • Dr. Sang-hyeon Lee

        The Sejong Institute

      • Dr. Kwang-seok Lee

      • Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute 

      • Prof. Soyoung Kim

        Graduated School of S&T, KAIST

      • Prof. Hojin Ryu

        Nuclear & Quantum Engineering, KAIST

      • Prof. Sungyeol Choi

        Nuclear Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ.

    • Researcher

      • MS/Ph.D. students of NQE, KAIST

      • MA/Ph.D. Student of Graduate School

      • of S&T Policy, KAIST

    • Staff

      • Program Manager

      • Administrative Staff

  • Collaboration Within KAIST
    • Dept. of Nuclear & Quantuum Engineering

    • Graduate School of S & T Policy

    • Schol of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Domestic Cooperation Partners
    • Korea Nuclear Policy Society

    • Korea Nuclear Society

    • Nuclear

      KAERI, KINAC/INSA, KONICOF, KORAD, Doosan Heavy Industry

    • Think-Tank

      Korea Nat'l Diplomatic Academy, East Asia Institute, Sejong Institute, Korea National Defence Agency

    • Government


  • Overseas Cooperation Partners
    • US

      The Stanton Foundation, Asia-Pacific Leadership Network, Harvard Belfer, Stanford CISAC, MIT, Geogia Tech, Tennessee U, USKI at SAIS, CEIP, Partnership for Global Security

    • China

      CIIA, SIIA, Tsinghua U, Shanghai Jiaotong U, Fudan U

    • Japan

      JAEA, TITECH, Nagasaki U

    • EU

      KTH, SIPRI