• Passion has a role in leaders being able to inspire others.

    The KUSEF aims to highlight the incredible capability of students and encourage an unconventional, explorative approach to learning.
  • Leaders who create shared passion build emotional connections with others.

    Inspiring leaders maximise these connections to cultivate inspiring moments that ignite a spark in others. The spark results in action and passion sustains our endeavours post inspiration.
  • Stay motivated in research

    Motivation is an enthusiastic desire or willingness to continue making progress in a particular role, or to work towards a particular goal.

Humanities, Social, Science, and Engineering

Unified Science has been a consistent thread since the 1940s in Howard T. Odum's systems ecology and the associated Emergy Synthesis, modeling the "ecosystem": the geochemical, biochemical, and thermodynamic processes of the lithosphere and biosphere. Modeling such earthly processes in this manner requires a science uniting geology, physics, biology, and chemistry (H.T.Odum 1995). With this in mind, Odum developed a common language of science based on electronic schematics, with applications to ecology economic systems in mind (H.T.Odum 1994) (Wikipedia).
KUSEF invites the submission of broadly defined innovative proposals or presentations as well as Unified Science fields 

Who and Which Categories

  • Who: 5th graders to High Schoolers
  • Types: Project Submission or Presentation
  • (A) Project Submission : Submit a Project
  • (B) Presentation: Present a Poster/Slides

Venue/Schedule by Competition Type

  • (A)Projets: Submit by 10/5, Notice on 10/25(2024)
  • (B)Presentation: Submit by 3/15, Expo on 4/12(2025)
  • Presentation Venue: Seoul National Univ/KIST
  • Submission: Online(View Details)

Humanities and Psychology

  • Essential knowledge that unites humankind
  • Human essence to the spiritual principle
  • A comprehensive study on philosophy 

Society, Economics, and Business

  • Human behavior, individuals and societies 
  • Research on economic and business issues
  • Social, psychology and communications 

Art and Music

  • Creative thought and find inspiration
  • Develop your imagination with creative method
  • Creative procedures and technologies 

Engineering and Technology

  • Utilizes and invents novel methods
  • Investigation of problems arising in our lives
  • Concepts used in various fields of engineering

Computers & Mathematics

  • Keen observation and analyses
  • Nature and other related matters of life
  • Alignment to standards


Important Dates (Type A: Researh Project Competition, Type B: Presentation Competition)

(A-1) Reearchc Project Competition: Due Date for Submission
  • 2023, 10/5
(A-2) Research Project Competition: Winners Announced on Website
  • 2023, 10/25
(B-1) Presentation Competition: Due Date for Submission
  • 2025, 3/15
(B-2) Presentation Competition: Award Ceremony
  • 2025, 4/12

Available Research Categories for Submission

  • Sciences - Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science/Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Medicine
  • History
  • Social Science
  • Humanities
  • Art and Music
  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Others

Call for Submission of Work-in-progress Research

  • A work in progress research paper, often abbreviated as "WIP paper," is a document that represents an ongoing or unfinished research project.
  • Even though WIP papers are not considered final or fully validated research outputs, it's important to note that the WIP papers can be valuable for sharing and receiving feedback on ongoing research.
  • It is a common practice in academia and research to share preliminary findings, ideas, and ongoing work with peers and the academic community before the research is completed and finalized into a formal research paper or journal article.
  • Key characteristics of a work in progress research paper may include ongoing research. The research presented in a WIP paper is still in the process of being conducted, and the paper may provide insights into the research methodology, initial observations, or research questions being explored.