The Korean academy of science and technology, KAST for short, is the nation's highest intergraded think-tank for science technology.
KAST contributes to national development by promoting science and technology through active participation of its member scientists and engineers who have demonstrated professional excellence domestically and internationally in their respective fields.
KAST plays an important role of prime mover in advancing national academic activities.
KAST contributes to the exploration of new areas and the enhancement of the level of science and technology of the nation, through utilization of a network including overseas academies and foreign members and promoting interdisciplinary and innovative academic studies, and to forecasting the directions of future development.
KAST is a non-profit organization for research, evaluation and consultation on national science-technology policy.
KAST provides a vision of the science and technology development for the better quality of life in the 21st century by encouraging proper planning of science and technology policy through unbiased evaluation and consultation for the government.
KAST is a principal contact for international cooperation in science and technology.
KAST will contribute to the globalization of science and technology by playing the role of the principal contact point for international cooperation and information exchanges, through bilateral and/or multilateral academic exchange programs with foreign academies, public semi-scientific lectures and "Science Hall of Fame program, cooperation with international scientific and technological organizations, and friendly relations and exchanges with overseas scholars.