Sungkyunkwan University established the Medical Research Institute on September 1, 1997 in order to develop into a research university for conducting globally competitive research. On September 1, 2012, the Institute of Medical Sciences was opened as an upper institution of the research institute. The Institute of Medical Science is managed by the dean of School of Medicine. It encompasses basic and clinical medicine within the medical department. In addition, the Single Cell Network Research Center established in 2016 and the Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Therapeutics established in 2018 are integrated and managed to create the greatest synergy within the School of Medicine.
The Medical Research institute was established with the aim to contribute to the advancement of medicine and the improvement of public health through research and related projects in each field of medicine and medical care. In addition to academic research in fields of medicine and medical care, the institute actively promotes domestic and international academic exchanges, collection and provision of medical information, publication of regular/irregular publications, holding academic lectures, research presentations, workshops, and open lectures.