The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea, is the senior national organization of distinguished Korean scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in all areas of sciences by conferring membership and preferential treatment to those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences and learning. The Academy consists of 150 Fellows who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the sciences and education.
The Academy is dedicated to:
- Fostering the highest levels of learning and research in all areas of scholarship by conferring the National Academy of Sciences Award.
- Making available its members' broad and varied knowledge to evaluate and advise on social, cultural, economic and scientific issues for the benefit of Korea.
- Promoting Korean scholarship and accomplishments internationally through active exchanges with other national academies.
- Suggesting policy recommendation of the promotion of science to the national government.