Sunday, February 27, 2005

"Korea to Expand Science-Based Culture"

The Korea Times article:

Last year, the government of the Republic of Korea expanded and restructured the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), raising the position of the head of the ministry to the level of deputy prime minister. The Office of Science and Technology Innovation within the MOST has been established to help coordinating science and technology-related policies and carry out state-funded R&D activities more efficiently. The Ministry of Finance and Economy will manage macroeconomic matters now, while the MOST manages microeconomic issues. This administrative structure is unprecedented even in advanced countries and indicates a strong belief in economic growth driven by science and technology. The article goes on to enumerate many of the changes that have been made to strengthen the role of science and technology as a motor for Korea's economic growth. Oh Myung (Science-Technology Minister), The Korea Times, 02-21-2005

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