NEREC Young Fellows Program – South Korea

As Korea’s sole university organization on nonproliferation research and training, KAIST NEREC is an academic think tank to undertake education and research to foster international nuclear non-proliferation conducive to peaceful use of nuclear technology. The Center has three objectives: (1) to train and nurture non-proliferation human resources, (2) to conduct non-proliferation policy research combining technical expertise and policy insights, and (3) to engage in
discussions on the peaceful use of nuclear technology and various aspects of nuclear non-proliferation.

Purpose: To train and nurture next-generation international leaders in nuclear nonproliferation and related nuclear policy

Eligibility: Students in good academic standing in major colleges/universities

Period: July 8 – August 10 (5 weeks),

Location: KAIST (Daejeon, South Korea)

Application deadline: March 2

Program: (conducted in English)
– Group research work with international peer students with diverse background on selected topics of nuclear
nonproliferation and related nuclear policy issues
– Participation and poster presentation at NEREC Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation
– Class participation in ‘Nuclear Risk Management’ by Prof. Man-Sung Yim of KAIST
– Field trips to Seoul, Gyeongju, and China and Japan
– Seoul – Visit to governmental institutions and policy research institutes including the Blue House, the National
Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, think-tanks, and tour of DMZ area
– Gyeongju – Visit to major nuclear facilities and research institutes in Daejeon, Gyeongju and Changwon
including Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control,
Wolsong Nuclear power plant, Doosan Heavy Industry, etc.
– Korean cultural events

NEREC covers lodging for non-resident students for 5 weeks and all costs related to field trips, cultural events and
conference participation. The benefits amount to approximately $2,500.

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