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Since 1995.

1900’s

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1995.12Finalization of national master plan for fusion research and development and commencement of related projects

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1996.01Establishment of the project center for fusion research and development

2000’s

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2002.09Completion of the Fusion Experiment Building

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2003.06Official entry in the ITER project (Unanimous approval by ITER participating countries)

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2004.01Commencement of KSTAR assembly and systems installation

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2005.10Establishment of the National Fusion Research Center (NFRC)
2005.12Confirmation of the national fusion energy development master plan

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2006.11Signing of the ITER Joint Implementation Agreement
2006.12Promulgation of the Fusion Energy Development Promotion Law (Act No. 8079)

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2007.09Renaming and establishment of the National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI)
2007.09 A ceremony marking the completion of KSTAR and establishment of ITER Korea Unit

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2008.07Official declaration for the first plasma occurrence of KSTAR

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2009.09A ceremony celebrating first full-fledged KSTAR experiments

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2010.1023rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC)
2010.11Achievement of H-mode in KSTAR

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2011.11Successful mitigation of Edge Localized Modes (ELM) in KSTAR plasma
2011.12Establishment of Second Framework Plan for fusion energy development

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2012.11Opening of Gunsan Plasma Technology Research Center

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2013.10Completion of the new NFRI main building

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2014.12Successful procurement of ITER “superconducting tokamak” (First among ITER participating countries)

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2015.1010th anniversary of foundation ceremony of NFRI

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2017.04Third Basic Promotion Plan for fusion energy development established

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2018.12KSTAR Plasma ion temperature reaches 100 million degrees

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2019.05Completion ceremony for complex R&D building of Plasma Research Technology Center

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2020.11Establishment of the Korea Institute of Fusion Energy(KFE)

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