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About NAS

History

02. 1962
Established the Institute of Plant Environment
07. 1973
Renamed to Agricultural Sciences Institute
12. 1994
Reorganized and expanded into the National Institute of Agricultural Science & Technology with 3 Departments and 16 Divisions
08. 1998
Consolidated the National Sericulture and Entomology Research Institute
05. 1999
Reorganized(4 Departments, 19 Divisions → 4 Departments, 14 Divisions Δ5 Divisions)
03. 2002
Reorganized(4 Departments 14 Divisions → 3 Departments, 1 Research Institute and 14 Divisions), and Incorporated with Rural Living Science Institute
01. 2004
Reorganized(3 Departments, 1 Research Institute and 14 Divisions → 3 Departments 1 Research Institute and 16 Divisions)
- Established the Department of Agricultural Biology(Integrated the Crop Protection Department and Sericulture &
   Entomology Department), and the Department of Agro-food Safety
- Established the Institute of Rural Resources Development : Reorganized the National Rural Living Science
   Institute
10. 2008
Reorganized into 5 Departments, 1 Corps, 1 Center and 23 Divisions
- Incorporated with National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology
- Renamed the Rural Resources Development Institute → Department of Korean Food Research for Globalization
- Established the National Agrobiodiversity Center
09. 2009
Reorganized into 6 Departments, 1 Center and 23 Divisions
- Renamed the Department of Korean Food Research for Globalization → Department of Agro-food Resources
- Renamed the Hazardous Substances Division → Chemical Safety Division
06. 2010
Reorganized into 6 Departments, 1 Center and 23 Divisions and 1 Team
06. 2012
Reorganized into 6 Departments, 1 Center, 23 Divisions, and 2 Teams

Moved the Division :
- Organic Agriculture Division: Dept. of Crop Life Safety → Dept. of Agricultural Environment
- Crop Protection Division: Dept. of Agricultural Biology → Dept. of Crop Life Safety

Renamed the Division or Team :
- Agricultural Microbiology Team → Agricultural Microbiology Division
- Microbial Safety Division → Microbial Safety Team
- Microbial Safety Division → Microbial Safety Team
- Post-Harvest & Food Engineering Division → Postharvest Engineering Division
- Functional Bio-Material Division → Metabolic Engineering Division
- Bio-crop Development Division →Molecular Breeding Division
- Korean Food & Culture Division → Agro-food Utilization Division
- Fermentation & Food Processing Division → Fermented Food Science Division

Established the Technology Services Team

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