Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute

Mo-Im Kim Nursing
Research Institute

Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute

As Korea’s first nursing research institute, the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute aspires to become a global leader in promoting a health-conscious society.

Introduction of the Research Institute

The Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute was founded in 1973 as the first nursing research institute in Korea, succeeding the Nursing Policy Institute. It was established to promote people’s health and further the academic field of nursing by developing national health policies and training a nursing workforce through industry-university cooperation, and to expand the academics of nursing by establishing nursing policies through projects for supporting research funds. Since its establishment, the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute has actively carried out various projects. In 2015, the institute was given its present name to honor Professor Emeritus Mo-Im Kim, who had donated her entire wealth to the institute. It has since reinforced its dedication toward developing nursing science by conducting health-related policy development research, improving systems for the development of nursing professionals, operating international health projects, and training nursing leaders. It has also performed joint research in Korea and abroad and continues to build on its research network. To stimulate joint research within the College of Nursing, four groups form the GAINS research cluster, which aims to contribute to progress in nursing science by activating research exchanges and idea generation between professors and graduate students. Furthermore, the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute was selected as the 2020 Ministry of Education University Key Research Institute in the Fields of Science and Technology, a first in the field of nursing. It has also been conducting various research projects on aging health science, with a focus on common health problems in the elderly, such as dementia, depression, and frailty.
Eun-hee Cho, Director of the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute

Purpose of Establishment

Purpose of Establishment

The Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute aims to improve people’s health by conducting various fundamental and clinical studies, carrying out industry-university projects to develop the academics of nursing, and performing specific projects regarding the health management workforce and system.

  • Research and development on nursing policy, nursing practice, and nursing education.
  • Academic seminars and education on health-related nursing.
  • Establishment of a multidisciplinary cooperation system, academic exchange, and research-support projects between domestic and overseas universities and research centers.
  • Industry-university cooperation projects commissioned by national and local governments.
  • Other projects related to the activities of the research institute.

University Key Research Institute

University Key Research Institute

The Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute was selected as the <2020 Ministry of Education University Key Research Institute in the Fields of Science and Technology>.

It is set to receive a total sum of 6.9 billion won over a period of nine years to build the foundations for the development of a globally competitive research group on aging health science.


It seeks to contribute to the realization of Healthy Aging Society by addressing the major social issues of dementia, depression, and frailty in older adults through the development of individualized, customized interventions, and the development and commercialization of aging-friendly smart-care technologies.

Furthermore, by forming a research team that specializes in aging health science, it endeavors to overcome the limitations of individual studies and seeks to become a world-class institute by promoting macro-level translational research and industrialization. Click on the banner below to go to Science and Technology in Aging at the Yonsei STARY website (www.staynri.ac.kr).

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First in the field of nursing science to be selected as a 2020 Ministry of Education University Key Research Institute in the Fields of Science and Technology