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Greetings from the Chairman!
Welcome to the home page of the World Institute of Kimchi, the cradle of the globalization of kimchi, Korea's representative fermented food.

I would like to express my appreciation for your continuous interest in the institute and your support.

“Kimchi” was selected as CODEX International Food Standards in 2001 for the first time in Korea, and “Kimjang; Making and Sharing Kimchi in the Republic of Korea” was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013, confirming Korea as the birthplace of kimchi. However, the consumption of kimchi in Korea is declining every year, while cheap imported Chinese kimchi poses a serious threat to Korea’s kimchi industry. To overcome the difficulties faced by the industry, we urgently need a new growth engine, and the role of the Kimchi Research Institute is becoming more important than ever.

To improve the competitiveness of the domestic kimchi industry, we will conduct the necessary research with a strong sense of mission and responsibility in order to achieve our ultimate goal. In addition, we will do our best to maintain Korea’s status as the birthplace of kimchi. We sincerely ask for your support for the growth of the World Institute of Kimchi in the coming years.

We would like to thank you once again for your support and we wish you good health and happiness.
Chairman of World Institute of Kimchi
Jaeho Ha