About WiKim A hub of global Kimchi culture and the science of fermentation. World lnstitute of Kimchi
The World Institute of Kimchi aims to drive the growth of the Kimchi industry through the development of core technologies, and to establish the status of South Korea as the mother country of Kimchi by highlighting the scientific and cultural excellence of Kimchi to the world!
Form of InstituteA government-funded research institute affiliated with the National Research Council of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Science and ICT.
Basis for Establishment
- Article 13 of the Kimchi Industry Promotion Act (World Institute of Kimchi)
- Article 8 of the Act on the Establishment, Operation, and Fostering of Government-funded Research Institutes in the Field of Science and Technology (Establishment of Research Institutes)