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National Instrumentation Center for Environmental Management (NICEM)

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On November 25, 1992, the National Instrumentation Center for Environmental Management (NICEM) was established at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in Seoul National University. With its mission to promote and centralize research facilities for agricultural and environmental sciences and biotechnologies, NICEM was granted by 10th and 11th International Bank for Reconstruction Development (IBRD) education loan projects. NICEM received grants with an amount of approximately 14 million dollars for 6 years (1994 to 1999) and has been able to procure state-of-the-art research equipments and reinforce its facilities.

Because of its successful establishment, Ministry of Education, Sciences and Technology of Korea funded operation budget to NICEM from 1998 to promote and facilitate more rational and efficient use of highly valued research equipment. And, from year 2000, Ministry of Education, Sciences and Technology provided additional budget with an amount of approximately 1 million dollars per year for NICEM to upgrade and purchase the latest research equipment.

NICEM has grown into large organization as we hold increased number in staff members. Each year about 17,000 people use NICEM's equipments. The most encouraging fact is that more than 70% of its users are from over 200 organizations outside of the SNU, which indicates successful accomplishment of NICEM and its role as a nationwide research-and-education supporting institute.

NICEM endeavors to contribute in the agricultural sciences and technologies and sustainable agricultural practices in Korea continuously. This venture can be established by upgrading research capacity with the latest equipments and services to all agricultural and veterinary colleges in Korea, as well as educating most talented agricultural human resource.

NICEM is committed to provide most reliable and timely service on various analytical measurement data and listen to the comments of the equipment users so as to increase the utilization of our equipments and services. NICEM is open to all who wish to take the opportunities and its potential for their scientific endeavor.