What is the Anthropocene? 

The Anthropocene is a recently proposed geological epoch to reflect the fact that human activities – be they scientific, industrial, or economic – have made a profound impact on the planet. The Anthropocene is not only a scientific concept but also a new worldview and paradigm for knowledge production, urging for an integrated approach to the phenomenon. ​ The Center for Anthropocene Studies was founded in the above background.

About the Center 

With the slogan “Human and Earth in the Anthropocene,” the Center aims to provoke a paradigm shift in academic research, public policy, and artistic creation. ​CAS is financially and institutionally supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).


2018.06.01 The Center is established.
2018.06.01 Prof. Buhm Soon Park is inaugurated as the founding Director.

2018.06.01 인류세 연구센터 설립
2018.06.01 박범순 센터장(소장) 부임


N26 Building, Room 318
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Korea

대전광역시 유성구 대학로 291
한국과학기술원(KAIST) N26 318호