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President's Message

Jin Park

National Assembly Futures Institute was established to achieve the professionalism in future research, the independence from political parties and administration, and the convergence encompassing all fields. We will become 'a national partner opening a new future'.

Greetings!
The National Assembly Futures Institute is a government-supported research institute directly affiliated under the Chairman of the National Assembly, which plays a role of predicting the future of Korea and studying future strategies.

Why is there National Assembly Futures Institute, a future institute in the National Assembly even when there are many government-supported institutes under the administration? First, under the 5-year single term presidential system, it is difficult to put the priority on researches that look into a distant future. Occasional future analyses may be difficult to accumulate expertise. Second, different political parties may not always agree with the future visions of Korea proposed by the administration. There are limitations for government-supported institutes under the administration to point out the need for the changes of policies. Third, since existing government-supported institutes are specialized by fields, it is not easy to conduct convergence research. As for these reasons, the National Assembly Futures Institute was established directly under the Chairman of the National Assembly to achieve the independence from political parties and administration and the convergence throughout humanities, social and scientific technology by professionally focusing on future research.

The purpose of future research is to change today into the desired future instead of resolving the curiosity of the future. Therefore, future research consists of future prediction, future selection, and future strategy. We will become 'a partner of citizens opening up a new future' by identifying the future and guiding the way toward it. We would like to ask your participation for the new NAFI to play its positive role for citizens.

Jin Park, President of National Assembly Futures Institute

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