|Aug. 26, 2012||Dr. Park, Young Sik, took office as the 34th President of The NAS.|
|Jan. 1, 2010||The NAS project of active participation in various international researches was launched.|
|Sept. 28, 2009||The 4th Korea-Japan Science Forum was held in Seoul.|
|Feb. 6, 2009||The NAS members were invited to the Presidential Blue House luncheon.|
|Aug. 26, 2008||Dr. Kim, Sang Joo, took office as the 32nd President of The NAS and re-elected for one subsequent term.|
|Aug. 26, 2004||Dr. Kim, Tae Kil, took office as the 30th President of The NAS and re-elected for one subsequent term.|
|July. 15, 2003||Regulations on the Election of Honorary Members of The NAS was formulated.|
|Aug. 26, 2000||Dr. Lee, Ho Wang, took office as the 28th President of The NAS and re-elected for one subsequent term.|
|May 15-18, 2000||The NAS joined InterAcademy Panel (IAP).|
|May 14, 2000||The NAS joined Science Council of Asia (SCA).|
|Nov. 5, 1998||Memorandum of Agreement on Scientific Exchange between The NAS and The Japan Academy was signed.|
|Aug. 26, 1996||Dr. Lee, Hyun Jae, took office as the 26th President of The NAS and re-elected for one subsequent term.|
|Feb. 15, 1995||The NAS joined International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).|
|Aug. 26, 1992||Dr. Kwon, E Hyock, took office as the 24th President of NAS and re-elected for one subsequent term.|
|Dec. 31, 1988||
The National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Korea Act was promulgated (Law No. 4045).
¡¤ Culture Protection Act was abrogated.
¡¤ The ceiling quota of membership was expanded from 100 to 150.
¡¤ The term of membership : 4 years (renewable).
|Aug. 26, 1988||Dr. Suh, Ton Kak, took office as the 22nd President of The NAS and re-elected for one subsequent term.|
|Sep. 26, 1987||The NAS joined the Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS).|
|Apr. 16, 1986||The Research Foundation of the Academy was established.|
|Nov. 25, 1985||Ground broken for the construction of the office of the Academies of Sciences and Arts.|
|Aug. 12, 1985||The Secretariats of the Academies of Sciences and Arts were merged (Presidential Decree No. 11738).|
|July 9, 1983||Dr. Shim, Chong Supp, took office as the 19th President of The NAS and re-elected for two subsequent terms.|
|July 29, 1981||Dr. Shin, Tai Whan, was elected 18th President of The NAS.|
|Apr. 13, 1981||
¡¤ Culture Protection Act was amended (Law No. 3435).
¡¤ Membership ceiling comprised 30 senior members, 100 regular members and 500 associate members.
¡¤ The term of regular and associate members : until the age of 70.
|June 18, 1977||The NAS joined the Union Academique Internationale (UAI).|
|Oct. 5, 1973||The NAS joined the International Foundation for Science (IFS).|
|Sep. 26, 1961||The NAS joined the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).|
|June 28, 1960||Dr. Yi, Pyong Do, was elected 7th President of The NAS and re-elected for ten subsequent terms.|
|May 4, 1960||The 1st International Symposium was held.|
|Feb. 3, 1960||
¡¤ Culture Protection Act was amended (Law No. 546).
¡¤ Members were classified into those appointed and those selected through recommendation.
¡¤ The ceiling of membership was expanded from 80 to 100.
|Sep. 23, 1959||Decree on Organization of the Secretariat of NAS was promulgated (Presidential Decree No. 1515).|
|Dec. 2, 1957||
¡¤ Culture Protection Act was amended (Law No. 459).
¡¤ The Minister of Education made responsible for the management of NAS.
¡¤ Legal basis provided for the establishment of the Secretariat of NAS.
|Nov. 18, 1957||The NAS joined the Pacific Science Association (PSA).|
|July 17, 1955||The First NAS Award was presented.|
|July 17, 1954||The National Academy of Sciences (The NAS) was inaugurated.|
|June 12, 1954||
¡¤ First General Assembly of the Academy was held.
¡¤ Dr. Yun, Il Sun, was elected first President.
¡¤ Divisions and Sections were formed, and the membership quota was determined.
|Mar. 25, 1954||First regular members of The NAS totaling 50 were selected ; 25 each in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and in the Natural Sciences Division.|
|Apr. 14, 1953||Decree on the Registration of Writers and Artists was promulgated (Presidential Decree No. 773).|
|Oct. 4, 1952||Preparatory Committee formed for the Inauguration of The NAS.|
|Aug. 7, 1952||Culture Protection Act was promulgated (Law No. 248).|