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Overview

EAPSI-Korea program (also known for Korea Summer Institute) was established through the memorandum of understanding between National Research Foundation of Korea (formally KOSEF) and National Science Foundation in July, 1995. Since 1996, EAPSI-Korea program provides US graduate students in science and engineering with first-hand research experience in Korea during the summer.

Every-year, NRF invites about 10 - 20 US graduate students in order to introduce participants to Korean science and

engineering in the context of a research laboratory, and to experience a new professional culture. Up until today, there are 249  participants in total since 1996.

 

 

 

Year 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 Total
Number 10 8 12 9 6 6 17 11 10 24 14 15 15 8 25 20 25 14 249

 

Mission

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering:

  1. first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan;
  2. an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and
  3. orientation to the society, culture and language.

The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

 

History

These following locations have joined the EAPSI program since its inception.

Year

Location

1990 Japan
1995 South Korea
2000 Taiwan
2004 Australia and China
2007 New Zealand
2008 Singapore