Over the past few decades, South Korea has made impressive economic and scientific progress. Can the country maintain this fast pace?
Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2007
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) was established only 21 years ago. Nature Materials spoke to POSTECH's outgoing president, Chan-Mo Park, about this success story as well as his personal engagement with North Korea.
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In This Issue
Over the past few decades, South Korea has made impressive economic and scientific progress, whilst North Korea remains an insulated nation with many fundamental problems. In this focus issue we take a look at the situation of academic research in South Korea, and highlight attempts to build bridges to North Korea.