South Korea ranked seventh in terms of science and technology capabilities among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2014. The announcement comes from the country’s ICT ministry. It moves the country up a notch from a year earlier.
The country won 12.539 points in the Composite Science Technology Innovation Index (COSTII), hovering above the OECD average of 10.288, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said. They cited the research conducted by the Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning.
The scores are calculated by examining 31 different categories. They cover such areas as overall research environment, support given by both the public and private sectors and quality of work carried out by scientists and engineers.
South Korea conducted the study on 30 OECD member countries, while Chile, Israel, Slovenia and Estonia were excluded due to a lack of liable data.
The United States topped the list, trailed by Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Ireland, Finland and Denmark also made it onto the top 10 list, the research showed.
Source: Busan eFM News
The Latest Haps
The country’s top court has sentenced a South Korean man to 12 years in prison for attempting to murder the U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert.
The Kim Young-ran anti-graft law is taking in effect starting today. The law aims to prevent government employees and various officials from receiving bribes.
Busan Subway Lines 1, 2 and 3 have begun emergency services today due to a general strike of the Busan Metro Labor Union.
The city of Busan is looking for public input as they plan to change the look of the city’s buses for the first time in 16 years.
The tentative lineup for guests visiting the 21st Busan International Film Festival for the opening day on October 6th is near completion.
The Closing Ceremony hosts of the 21st Busan International Film Festival will be actor Kim Min Jong and actress Choi Yeojin.
With the nation’s biggest shopping and cultural event “Korea Sale’s FESTA” beginning today, Busan’s distribution industries have begun participating in an all-out competition.
The Busan One Asia Festival is offering free admissions to Taste Busan and the Korean Wave Star & Beauty Collection for foreign guests at BEXCO.
BeFM’s “On the Road Busan” team invites you for a final FREE trip around the beautiful Busan Bay at the Wave Yacht Lounge Closing Party on Saturday, October 8th.
The Busan International Food Expo 2016 will be held in BEXCO from October 6th to the 9th.
The “2016 Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival” will begin on October 1st and end on the 16th at Jinju Namgang Ilwon.
A new survey by MasterCard shows that Seoul is once again the 10th most popular city for travel in the world.
Runners from around the world will gather at the 2016 Busan International Ocean Marathon on Oct. 2.
North Korea’s goalkeeper gives up one of the worst goals ever — to the opponent’s goalkeeper in an AFC U-16 championship match.