[Graphic News] Korea ranks 7th in science, technology capabilities

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Feb 27, 2018 - 17:26
  • Updated : Feb 27, 2018 - 17:26

South Korea’s science and technology capabilities ranked seventh last year among the 34 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a state-run think tank.

The Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning said the evaluation was based on five categories: research environment; support from both public and private sectors; the quality of work carried out by scientists and engineers; the results of research; and overall network capabilities.

The US came in first in 2017, followed by Switzerland, Israel and Japan, according to the institute.