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2020 South Korea

A concerted government push to make South Korea an innovation leader, backed by strong investment and systemic reform, has brought rapid and long-lasting results. The country’s scientific landscape is becoming more diverse and more productive, as a place where upwardly mobile researchers thrive.

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