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Promotion to “Korea Institute for Fusion Energy”


Date of registration 2020-09-24


Front view of NFRI

On May 19, partial amendment to the “Act on the Establishment, Operation, and Fostering of Government-funded Science and Technology Research Institutes, etc.”, which includes provisions to make NFRI an independent corporate entity. The amendment will come into effect six months later, and NFRI, an affiliated research institute of the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) will be promoted to Korea Institute for Fusion Energy on November 20, 2020.

Until now, NFRI has been conducting research and development as an affiliated institution instead of a corporate entity although it is the only nuclear fusion research institution in Korea. According to the amendment, NFRI secures an independent status legally and will actively carry out research and development for global joint research and nuclear fusion commercialization.


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