Korea Institute for Advanced Study

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The Korea Institute for Advanced Study (한국 고등과학원 KIAS 韓國高等科學院) is an advanced research institute in Korea. It is located on a 30-acre (120,000 m2) campus at 207-43 Cheongnyangni 2-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea.[1]

KIAS was founded in 1996 and currently has three schools: Mathematics, Physics, and Computational Sciences. Its primary aims are to provide researchers in pure mathematics and theoretical physics environment to concentrate on their research without other duties. As a theoretical research institute, it has no formal curriculum, degree programs, or experimental laboratories. As of 2010 the institute contained a total of 23 scientists and 65 research fellows, with 36 in mathematics, 28 in physics, and 19 in computational sciences.[2]

As its name suggests, this institute was founded modeled on IAS in Princeton, New Jersey (USA), though unlike its original, KIAS is a government funded research institute. Currently, KIAS is a subordinary institute of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).[1]

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