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Career and Funding


Find collaborators for your research cooperation or hosts for your mobility projects within the EURAXESS community!
Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding: hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between the Korea and Europe are available!
Through our job portal, find the job offer to continue your career in research!





EURAXESS collaboration opportunities

Collaboration Opportunities

Find more about European scientific and innovation cooperation between Europe and Korea.

Enter the EURAXESS community, find collaborators (researchers) and browse for member institutions for potential collaboration/hosting!

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EURAXESS careers funding


There are numerous opportunities for mobility and research collaboration between Europe and Korea. Find out more browsing out database which you can use for personalised searches!

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Job Offers

For individual researchers: find the position you always wanted, through our offer database of research-related jobs in Europe.

For research institutions: advertise your offers on our portal, the most important one in Europe!

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Discover our Publications and Events



Our objective at EURAXESS Korea is double:
- To provide you a sure and reliable information source on Europe-Korea opportunities for mobility and research cooperation;
- To support networking between researchers and institutions in our community and beyond.
To this effect, we provide you with various tools for information, and hold specific, regular events, which are information and networking platforms for researchers.


Our Publications



NEWSLETTERS, country briefings, reports, brochures

Your Regular Source of Information

Stay up to date with our EURAXESS Korea Newsletter. Read our country briefings, hot topics, in focus interviews on research and innovation. Receive information related to research mobility, cooperation, funding, jobs, and more. Browse old issues or read the most recent ones!





Our Events




Research in Europe - banner - EURAXESS Korea

Learn from the best!

The "Research In Europe" event series are focus events on a specific opportunity for researcher mobility or research cooperation with expert and VIP speakers. The first edition, in 2019, targets mid-career Korean researchers interested in a research stay in Europe, via for example an ERC grant.


research in europe event page






Advance in your career with the ERC and MSCA grants

At this event, researchers of any nationality based in Korea may learn in detail, about the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and European Research Council grants.
Experts, grantees and alumni provide thorough descriptions of the grants and their evaluation procedures, experience feedback and tips for success.







Dedicated Local Seminars!

The "EURAXESS Korea Tour" are information sessions held within universities or research institutions in order to directly reach researchers and students, and provide them with the whole range of information they need about funding for research cooperation or mobility to Europe.

Contact us to setup a seminar at your institution








EURAXESS Share Tohoku 2016

Networking Around Europe-Korea Exchanges

This series of events are networking focused, targeting researchers of all fields who are involved or interested in Korea-Europe cooperation and mobility opportunities. Researchers can network and meet each other in order to share experience, as well as discuss best-practices of doing research between Europe and Korea.

More info on the European Alumni Research Nights





Useful Information


Browse useful information we collected for you.
Find out more about Horizon 2020, the biggest EU funding programme for research and innovation! Keep yourself informed about current research collaboration between Europe and Korea.





European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.




European Research Council

European Research Council: Excellence Opened to the World

The European Research Council (ERC) is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual calls. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science pillar provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.





Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

Korea is a partner country in Erasmus+. Korean institutions can join partnerships and be part of Credit Mobility agreements, individual students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Korean researchers can also indivudally apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.




European Union

EU’s Higher Education Opportunities and R&I Partnerships with Korea

The EU and Korea are actively cooperating in the field of science and technology. The Agreement on the Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the EU and Korea has been in force since 2007. In addition, the Agreement for Cooperation between Euratom and Korea in the field of fusion energy research has been in force since 2006. The EU-Korea Joint Science & Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC) takes place biennially. So far, both sides have agreed to strongly cooperate in the areas of ICT, nanotechnology, health/bio, energy and satellite navigation.




European Member States and Associated Countries: Representations and Researcher Associations

Below find a list of useful websites regarding European countries’ collaboration with Korea – information about embassies and related S&T offices in Korea, national EURAXESS websites for mobile researchers as well as Korean-European joint research structures.



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HANEUROPE platform: Support in Building EU-Korea Horizon 2020 Projects

The HANEUROPE platform, maintained by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea, is a one-stop shop for information and announcements on EU-Korea research cooperation in STI.

HANEUROPE portal (EN)      HANEUROPE portal (KR)



Additional Resources


  • Ministry of Science and ICT:
  • National Research Council of Science and Technology:
    National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) aspires to provide policy support for national research projects and drive the development of knowledge industries by supporting, fostering, and systematically managing science and technology government-funded research institutes.
  • Korean Academy of Science and 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.
  • Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies:
    KOFST foster and support the science and technology societies, encourage scientists to engage with society and enhance the rights and interests of scientists
  • National Research Foundation of Korea:
    The aim of the NRF is to optimize and advance the national basic research funding system that encompasses all academic research fields
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology:
    The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a science and technology institute working to bring better quality of life to all people by preparing for the future.
  • Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information:
    KISTI is government research institute and aims to promote national S&T competitiveness by building science and technology R&D infrastructure
  • Korea Basic Science Institute:
    KBSI Conducts R&D on research facilities & equipment and analytical S&T, and joint research and support for promoting basic science
  • Korea Institute for Advanced Studies:
    Korea Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote research excellence in the basic sciences.
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute:
    ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies in the field of Information, Communications, Electronics, Broadcasting and Convergence technologies
  • Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science:
    As a government-funded research institute, KRISS has provided the foundation for the advancement of science and technology through the establishment of national measurement standards, R&D of measurement technologies, and dissemination of national measurement standards
  • National Fusion Research Institute:
    As the leading research institution in the field of fusion energy research and development, the NFRI aims to promote new fusion research and to pioneer develop, and diffuse new fusion technology
  • Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute:
    Established in 1959, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI) is the first science and technology research institute in Korea to be mandated to achieve energy self-reliance through nuclear technology
  • Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute:
    As the national research institute for astronomy since 1974, KASI has conducted research activities, in particular, by developing, establishing, and operating medium- and large-sized observational facilities and instruments and has laid the foundation for the advances of science
  • Korea Aerospace Research Institute:
    KARI contributes to solid development of the national economy and enhancement of national life through a new exploration and technological advancements, development, and dissemination in the field of aerospace science and technology.
  • Korea Institute of Energy Research:
    KIER's R&D areas include improving efficiency and securing environment-friendly way in use of limited conventional energy resources such as oil, coal as well as natural gas and exploring new energy sources such as solar, wind and water as well as its commercialization
  • Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute: 
    KERI is a government-funded research institute specializing in R&Ds on electrotechnology. Since our foundation as a state-authorized testing institution in 1976, we have made remarkable achievements over the years and emerged as one of the leading electrotechnology research institutes
  • Green Technology Center:
    GTC supports national green technology policymaking and global cooperation
  • Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology:
    KRIBB carries out R&D activities and related projects in the field of bioscience and biotechnology in joint effort with other research institutes, academia, and businesses at home and abroad
  • Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine:
    KIOM contributes to improvement of public health through specialized and systematic research on promotion and development of Korean medicine, Korean medicine services, and herbal medicine
  • Korea Institute of Industrial Technology:
    Contributes to growth of manufacturing industry through development, application & commercialization of manufacturing technologies and supports for SMEs
  • Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology:
    KICT contributes to resolving social issues, creating jobs, and innovative growth through construction R&D projects closely associated with citizens’ living
  • Korea Railroad Research Institute:
    KRRI creates new value of railroad technology through demand-focused convergence research
  • Korea Food Research Institute:
    Conducting researches on longevity science, functional foods, safe distribution and food processing technology to improve the health of the people and the quality of their life; spreading the research achievements
  • Korean Institute of Toxicology:
    Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), which was established in January 2002, aims to improve public health and increase human welfare by leading the research development on safety assessment technologies and providing test services specializing in relevant fields
  • Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources:
    Korea institute of geoscience and mineral resources(kigam) is the unique government-funded research organization where the top-notch geoscience researches are ongoing
  • Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials:
    KIMM contributes to economic growth of the nation by performing research & development (R&D) on key technologies in the area of mechanical engineering
  • Korea Institute of Materials Science:
    As a government-funded research institute, our objective at KIMS is to comprehensively facilitate R&D, test and evaluation and provide technical support related to materials technology in order to promote innovative technology and industrial development
  • Korea Foundation:
    The Korea Foundation enhances understanding of Korea and promotes global friendship through international exchange activities.
  • World Institute of Kimchi:
    A government-funded research institute established to perform research and development related to kimchi, to lead national technological innovation, nature and develop the kimchi industry that will boost the national growth.







About EURAXESS Korea


We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers
of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages. Membership is free!
We focus on two actions:

  To provide regular, tailored and reliable information
  To organise networking and information events

Our community is looking for students, researchers and research managers
who are interested in Europe-Korea research collaboration or mobility.
Contact us for more information or for announcements to the community!


Dr. Tomasz Wierzbowski
EURAXESS Korea Representative

supported by Carina Maiweg


EURAXESS Korea Office:

EU Institute at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

#302 Main Building, HUFS, Seoul Campus 107, Imun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02450.

tel.: +82 2 2173 2897 







What can we do for you?

Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your project, to organize a presentation or an event at your organisation or any other need for support from EURAXESS.


We provide through on-line content, newsletters, Flashnotes to our community and many other media, information on the hundreds of funding schemes and opportunities for cooperation between Europe and Korea.

EU schemes, for example:

EU funding schemes

European Member States and Associated Countries schemes and institutions, for example:

European funding & institutions

Explore our website for a full overview!







European Union


The European Union (EU) is forging strong economic and political relations with Korea. Education, science and technology and climate change are important areas of cooperation.
The EU and Korea are actively cooperating in the field of science and technology. The Agreement on the Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the EU and Korea has been in force since 2007. In addition, the Agreement for Cooperation between Euratom and Korea in the field of fusion energy research has been in force since 2006.



The HANEUROPE portal is a service maintained by the NRF and NCP Korea. It provides a variety of information and services relevant to EU-Korea research cooperation.