BK21Program

BK21 (Brain Korea in the 21st Century) Program

Government (Ministry of Education and Human Resources) program
to support graduate students



PhaseⅠ(Mar. 1999 - Feb. 2006) program

  • Total budget: $22.4 million for 7 years
  • Supporting graduate students, postdocs, non-tenure-track professors, and international collaboration
  • Results
- Significant increase in numbers of publications, MS/Ph.D. graduates, and intensity of international collaboration
- Selected as one of the top-performing organizations


Phase Ⅱ (Mar. 2006 - Feb. 2012) program

  • Budget for FY2006: government funding ($3.7M)+university matching ($0.18M)+industry matching ($1.2M)
  • Support for 70% of the SMAE graduate students


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