The Korea Institute of Sport Science (KISS) is now emerging in the global arena as a specialized research institute based on innovative thinking and differentiated competencies.
The KISS will elevate Korea’s status through sports while developing the future roles of sports science.
Overview of Korea Institute of Sport Science
- The Korea Institute of Sport Science (KISS) opened in 1980 as Korea’s only sports science research institute. In January 1999, the KISS was reopened as an affiliated institution of the KSPO. It has been taking the initiative to establish infrastructure for a leading nation in sports by improving athletic performance of national teams, introducing the standard certification system to improve international competitiveness for Korean sports products, operating the sports information network and supporting sports industries. As sports science gains even more relevance in the 21st century, the Korea Institute of Sport Science acts as a think tank to lead sports science, developing professional sports as well as lifestyle sports.