Established in 1991 as a science high school, KSA in Busan was designated as an institute for gifted education by the Korean Government in 2003 and has been affiliated with KAIST, a world-class science and technology university since 2009.
Winner of the Global High Schools category
South-east of Korea has 16 operating nuclear reactors providing 30 per cent of the country’s energy needs (compared with just 2 per cent from renewables) but opposition to atomic power has grown since the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Working with KOSPO (Korea Southern Power), KSA has organized the Green Energy Dream Camp giving local children a high quality education programme. In August 2015 KSA hosted the international Korea Science Academy Science Fair focusing on the theme “Environment and Energy” which attracted 150 students from 29 institutes spanning 15 countries.