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The Creative Challenger Program is designed to promote undergraduate students’ creative thinking skills, and it encourages students to conduct research, experiments, or even research outside the campus to solve self-proposed tasks and problems in areas of interest that they have identified. Students organize themselves into teams, and each team identifies a topic or issue of interest. Students conduct their own research on a topic, develop solutions, and present their findings.

Team Formation


Undergraduate students at KU Anam campus (enrolled or on a leave of absence)

Number of students

3-4 undergraduate students per team


Each team must have an advisor professor (a full-time faculty member at the Anam campus)

Research Areas

The possible research areas correspond roughly to the different general undergraduate disciplines at Korea University.

Engineering and Information & Communication
Economics and Management
Research Areas
Natural Sciences
Culture, Arts and Sports
Liberal Arts and Sociology


STEP 1Team selection STEP 2Teams are selected by the CTL and announced STEP 3Orientation session STEP 4Disbursement of first half of the stipend funds STEP 5Team research work begins STEP 6Midterm report meeting STEP 7Final report submission STEP 8Second disbursement of the stipend funds STEP 9Best team award is announced STEP 10Poster presentation conference

Requirements and Benefits

Activity reports

Monthly progress reports are to be submitted every month, plus plans, objectives and suggestions for the project.

Midterm report

A midterm progress report is to be submitted, with problems and solutions thus far, the team’s plans and objectives, and other details.

Final report

A final report on the research topic is to be submitted. Operating expenses: A stipend is provided to cover the team’s expenses.

The best teams will receive awards based on the following criteria.

1) Originality of the research topic
2) Concreteness or practicality of the research topic
3) Validity and appropriateness of the research and study methods
4) Usefulness of the research results
5) Academic value