History

Purpose of KSNT

After the founders’ general meeting on March 22, 1980, KSNT was established under the Act on the Establishment and Operation of Public Interest Corporations. It , aiming to improve the level of NDT, evaluation, and inspection techniques; promote camaraderie among its members; and further contribute to industrial development. On June 1, 1981, the Society was recognized as an incorporated association by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) (now known as the Ministry of Science and ICT).

History
Date Description
March 22, 1980 Held the founders’ meeting to establish the Society
June 1, 1981 Recognized by the MOST as an incorporated association
December 1, 1981 Published the first Journal of the Korean Society for NDT
October 17, 1983 Joined the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST)
May 31, 1990 Hosted the Fall Annual Meeting to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Society’s foundation
March 30, 1992 Increased the publication of the Journal to four issues each year
October 11, 1996 Increased the publication of the Journal to six issues each year
October 8–11, 1997 Hosted the 4th FENDT
November 10, 2000 Celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Society’s foundation
November 3–7, 2003 Hosted the 11th APCNDT
December 31, 2003 Nomination of the Journal for registration with the Korea Research Foundation
May 11–12, 2006 Hosted the 7th FENDT
May 13–14, 2010 Hosted the Fall Annual Meeting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Society’s foundation
April 15–20, 2012 Participated in the 18th WCNDT, where the Society was selected to host the 20th WCNDT
January 18, 2012 Opened the ISO 9712 Qualification Center
February 7, 2013 Opened the NDT Talent Development Center
December 30, 2013 Designated as a donation organization by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF)
February 24, 2015 Nominated as a Cooperation Organization for Standards Development (COSD) by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
November 5–6, 2020 Hosted the Fall Annual Meeting to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Society’s foundation
May 31 – June 4, 2021 Scheduled to host the 20th WCNDT
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