The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM) carries out a wide range of activities for academic areas as well as practical fields in order to build a foundation for the metals and materials field in Korea. It is the purpose of KIM to contribute to industry development in Korea. Simultaneously build infrastructure for researches to be comparable to those of leading countries in science, and foster researchers. Major activities KIM undertakes domestically are as follows:
Provision of a place for academic exchanges among people involved in metals and materials
Introduction of Korean companies and business areas regarding metal and materials
Provision of news about recent activities of renowned people in metals and materials
Provision of information on domestic market trends
Provision of information on industrial property rights such as patent
The activities above are also actively undertaken using KIM¡¯s homepage, and ¡°Trends in Metals and Materials Engineering¡±. For academic exchanges, KIM makes efforts to facilitate committees and subcommittees so that it could host and support a high level of symposiums and workshops in a variety of areas. Each region organizes these events on a non-regular basis under the leadership of subcommittees. A venue for an event is not confined to a certain region.
Events are held in universities and holiday destinations across the country to remove regional constraints. Through the events, technology and information exchanges are proactively made.
Furthermore, KIM issues a local academic journal, ¡°Journal of the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials¡± to furnish the latest research findings and technology trends in Korea. Since the journal is prepared in Korean, it causes inconvenience to scientists in English-speaking countries. However, its excellent contents and its research level prove that the journal is the best of its kind in Korea. It can stand comparison with any journals at home and abroad. In collaboration with the related institutes, KIM strives to create favorable environment for research, and technological exchanges among institutes with respect to metals and materials.
The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM), 6th Fl., 38, Seocho-daero 56-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06633, Republic of Korea
Tel.: +82-2-557-1071, Fax.: +82-2-557-1080, E-mail:
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