The world economy in the 21st century is accelerating its shift to a knowledge-based one due to the remarkable growth of science and technology. Knowledge resource, including technology, is the key factor determining national competitiveness, and therefore each nation should create knowledge-based future growth engines through the rapid development of basic research to swiftly move toward an advanced economy. Mathematics, which is the basis of all basis of all scientific disciplines, will contribute to the development of science and technology in our nation through the exchange of information and ideas with these areas and will play a key role in establishing the foundations for an advanced knowledge economy.
In this environment, the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) will play a critical role by performing research on mathematical sciences, the basis of future technology, to transform our nation into a knowledge-based society.
First, our research capability will be strengthened by introducing an open type research system to gather together the world's best-known domestic and overseas scholars in the mathematical sciences and entrust them with conducting mid- and long-term researches in advanced areas of mathematics. Second, joint researches with other researchers in other areas such as IT, BT, and finance will be conducted by introducing a central and combined research system to explore future areas of promise in technological fields based on mathematical sciences. Third, the establishment of a Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for mathematical sciences will make it possible for other research institutes and industries to directly use the network and will lead to the delivery and popularization of the specialized knowledge in mathematical sciences that is needed by related disciplines and other areas.
NIMS will make steady efforts to flexibly respond to global changes and requirements in order to emerge as a center for the mathematical sciences and will become ae World Class Institute (WCI) in the process. Please continue your interest and support for our institute. Thank you so much.
Director of NIMS Hyung ju Park
NIMS will become a precious asset for the future
In the era of unlimited competition, creativity in science and technology determines the national competitiveness
Therefore, mathematics is a key to the future and an engine for creativity.
We want to develop the society further and make people happy through research and communication in mathematics.
With the additional role of helping children grow up enjoying mathematics, NIMS will become a precious asset for the future.