NRF(National Research Foundation of Korea)

About NRF
Fact & Figures
Planning Portal
National R&D planning PM :
PM areas :
Review Board areas :
76 areas (169 reviewers)
Projects proposed in 2018 :

The public is also invited to propose new technology and ideas at any time

E-R&D visitiors
180,000 per month
Annual data production
300,000 items per annum
Evaluator pool

Integrated research project system to ensure efficient management of national R&D projects

Korean Research Memory (KRM)
Academic theses

Comprehensive supply of research outcomes and information in humanities and social sciences

Outcome Portal
Outcome introductory materials

Equipped with introductory materials and maps that provide easy summary of R&D

Korea Citation Index (KCI)

KCI accredited (candidate) journals
- KCI Accredited Journals : 2,095
- KCI Candidate Journals : 343
Academic organizations

Providing Korea Citation Index(KCI) that analyzes citation relations among theses

Create good jobs
Create jobs based on research life cycle

109.2% achieved compared to the goal

Goal : 7,150 / Outcome : 7,807

Strengthen the fostering of society-customized talent

Field-connected joint education programs expanded to 192 programs

Accomplish 100% of direct employment

Level of satisfaction in conversion to permanent employment 4.11points(out of 5)

Establish healthy research culture
Prepare measures to avoid fake conferences

Producing and distributing a guide to avoiding fake conferences Theses published in fake journals reduced by 71%

Strengthen research ethics training and lab safety

86,230 participated in research ethics training for the pase three years Safety guidance and inspection expanded (471 cases) and the number of deaths from accidents reached zero

Improve human rights of graduate students in research fields

Human rights centers newly established (8 universities) and Bill of Rights of Graduate Students promulgated

Efforts for innovation with the general public
Diffuse and share research outcomes with the public

Friday Science Touch Lecture was attended by 26,676 participants

Humanities lecture was attended by 187,483 participants

Increased academic information shared with the public
Thesis data 7.42 million items
Project data 1.14 million items
Outcome data 8.4 million items