WORKSHOP ON National Standards System and Precision Measurement

Duration
2 weeks

Participants
15~20 persons Total 383 participants from 65 countries since 1983

Objectives
To provide participants with an opportunity to augment their knowledge on the national standards system and national calibration/ accreditation system of Korea; To promote the capabilities of participants in precision measurement technologies; and To build up and strengthen cooperative relationships between Korea and the participating countries in the area of measurement science and technology.

Contents
Lectures and Lab Tour [General Lectures] - National standards system & accreditation system in Korea - Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 - Measurement uncertainty and its application - Importance of and progress on the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement [Technical Lectures and Lab Tour] - Length, mass, electricity, temperature and time & frequency measurement standard Study Visits and Field Trips - LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors Co, Hyundai Heavy Industry Co, POSCO. - Cultural and historical sites tour Presentation of country report by the participants

Qualification of Applicants
Nominated by his/her governments; Presently employeed by the national metrology institute or its equivalent; Graduated from a university with more than 3 years of work experience in the area of measurement science and technology; Expected to work in the related field for at least one year after completion of the program; Have sufficient command of spoken and written English; Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the training course; and Have not participated in the KOICA's training programs (or any other similar program) over the last 5 years.

Host Institution
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)
KRISS was established in 1975 as the central authority of the national standards system of Korea. KRISS, a government-supported research institute, carries out the missions of establishment and improvement of national measurement standards; dissemination of national measurement standards; and technology services to industries. Since its establishment, KRISS has performed a wide range of R&D activities to obtain highly competitive measurement capabilities as well as to develop customer-oriented key technologies in its four research divisions of Physical Metrology, Metrology for Quality of Life, Industrial Metrology, and Convergence Technology. As of February 2010, the staff of KRISS is composed of 390 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative officers. Among them, 225 (57% of the total staff) have Ph.D. degrees in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.

Sponsoring Organization
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Since its inauguration in 1991, KOICA has constantly supported the HRD of its partner countries, mostly through the training of individuals and the establishment of training and educational facilities. The purpose of this program is to enable the trainees to apply what they have learned to use for the development of their home country or local community. Between 1991 and 2005, KOICA offered 1,289 training courses to a total of 21,899 trainees from some 163 countries. The topics covered are as diverse as administration, economic development, science and technology, information and communication technology, agriculture/forestry/fishery, and healthcare.

Application
Applications are to be made in the first half of the year through official nominations from the governments of the applicants
KOICA provides information about the NSS Workshop Program to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in each country by posting it on their website.

Contact Information
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) 1 Doryong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-340, Korea Tel: +82-42-868-5443 Fax: +82-42-868-5444 Website: http://www.kriss.re.kr Coordinator: Ms. Doyoung Lee (Email: leedo25@kriss.re.kr) Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) 298 Siheung-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, 461-833 Gyeonggi-do, Korea Tel: +82-2-740-5614 Fax: +82-2-740-5617 Website: http://www.koica.go.kr Coordinator: Mr. Woo-chan Chang (Email: wooc93@koica.go.kr)