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First Phase Construction of Institute for Basic Science to Finish by Year-end

According to Yonhap News,

(DAEJEON=Yonhap News) First part of construction work to build the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), which will serve as the nation's research hub for basic science, will be completed by the end of this year.

Construction of the main building is scheduled to be completed in 2021. When the first phase construction finishes in November, IBS will start moving into the new facility in stages.

IBS president Kim Doo-chul said the institute will establish a 5-year plan for the development strategy of IBS starting next year and promote it until 2022. He added that the research institute aims to attract new research groups to enhance its competitiveness.

The IBS heavy ion accelerator construction project team plans to break ground for an accelerator facility in Shindong district, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon and generate beam from the superconducting accelerator testing facility within this year.

President Kim stated that, "We will focus on raising researchers' autonomy and cultivating young scientists." He added that the institute is committed to establishing a system to measure quality of basic research results through qualitative evaluation of research and peer evaluation.

To this end, the institute plans to set up a research group evaluation committee consisting of 7 to 8 researchers including foreign scholars, and will objectively evaluate research activities.

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Source: Yonhap News (Jan. 2, 2017)
** This article was translated from Korean.