Korea University Department of Physics

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Korea University
Department of Physics


BK21 Four Project
Initiative for science frontiers on upcoming challenges


Contact Information

Address  02841 : Korea University Department of Physics Anam-dong 5, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
TEL  02-3290-3592
FAX  02-921-3090
E-mail  bk21korea@korea.ac.kr

The Department of Physics at Korea University is proud to be recognized as one of the preeminent centers for physics education and research in Korea. Awarded one of prestigious BK21 Four Physics Initiative in 2020, the department is committed to providing graduate students with a broad physics background, with a focus on close faculty-student interactions and an environment conducive to independent thought to solve upcoming challenges. Whether continuing in physics, or pursuing other careers, our graduates are well prepared for tackling the challenges of both today and tomorrow.

About the Physics Initiative

With support from the BK21 Four program, the Department of Physics at Korea University aims to foster a new generation of creative and independent scientists for upcoming challenges by providing the students with innovative programs in both research and education. Through the BK21 Four program, extensive financial support for promising young researchers will be provided. Starting in 2020, about 120 graduate students and 2 postdoctoral research associates will be supported by annual contract base for up to seven years.
Internationally recognized educational environment will be attained. All graduate course lectures will be given in English. Internationally recognized research activity will take place throughout the department. The quality of research will be enhanced so that our research activities can be as competent as those of the top 100 physics departments in the world. Increasing the impact of research is targeted for the global research excellence and quality. Government and Industry-University cooperative R&D programs with sizable sums are expected to power the research activities.