The IBS plans to establish 50 research centers. There are currently more than 25 research centers located at IBS HQ in Daejeon and relevant universities situated in
Seoul, Suwon, Daegu, Ulsan, Pohang and Gwangju. The IBS research centers are divided into three categories: HQ, Campus and Extramural. Campus research centers
are located in science & technology specialized universities, and extramural research centers are located in non-specialized universities.
The IBS is undertaking research in every field of basic science, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Earth Science and Interdisciplinary Science. Each
research center is led by a renowned director who has recruited outstanding international scientists to help shape the direction of their research and create new
knowledge. The IBS firmly believes that our research will drive national development and improve the quality of life as well as contribute to expanding the frontiers of