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Research Centers

Name Goals
Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center

To develop a new research system that brings together traditional medical theories with cutting edge medical technology as well as imaging technology to improve acupuncture and meridian science


To develop new treatments and investigate the effects of acupuncture through the cooperative research of various disciplines such as Oriental medicine (acupuncture and meridian science), neurological imaging, neurobiology, molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics

East-West Bone and Joint Research Institute

To develop treatments for bone and joint diseases through systematic basic and clinical research

To contribute to public health by fostering experts in bone and joint diseases and basic medicine

East-West Medical Research Institute

To conduct research and development efforts for the “third medicine” and East-West medicine

To participate in cooperative projects and related events as a member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine

East-West Nursing Research Institute To contribute to public health by advancing the uniquely Korean East-West nursing science by combining the nursing sciences of Western and Oriental medicines
East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute

To develop medications that are easy to take and effective

To develop new medications with fewer side-effects by researching the properties and uses of the natural resources that are at the core of pharmaceuticals

Healthcare Industry Research Institute

To develop the healthcare industry

To raise the competitiveness of the Korean healthcare industry in the world through various research projects

To contribute to the general public health and welfare of the country

Institute for Medical Science

To expand knowledge of the life sciences

To foster medical personnel in medical science, dentistry, Oriental medicine, pharmacy, and nursing science through the organization and systemization of resources and personnel in basic and clinical research

Institute of Oriental Medicine

To create the “third medicine” through a revival of Oriental medicine by organizing and carrying out academic and systematic research

Kyung Hee Institute of Age-Related and Brain Disease

To develop new medicines for the aging population based on research and definition of the causes of various age-related diseases

Research Institute of Clinical Nutrition

To contribute to the development of academics through clinical medical research in order to prove the effectiveness of medical nutrition

To research East-West medical approaches to clinical nutrition

Research Institute of Oral Biology

To research improvements in oral health and to contribute to public oral health through the comprehensive study of basic and clinical dental medicine

Testing and Development Center for Dental Material

To conduct activities mandated by the Korea Food & Drug Administration’s 2008-47 announcement on “guidelines for medical equipment permits”

To determine the applicability of domestic or imported dental materials

To raise the quality of dental materials and practices and thereby contribute to the University’s reputation and the oral health of the public

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