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  • Image of COVID-19 Information and Policy Responses

    COVID-19 Information and Policy Responses

    Since raising the country’s infectious disease alert level to “highest” (February 23, 2020), the Korean government has assembled the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, headed by the Prime Minister to bolster government-wide responses to COVID-19. Given the distinct nature and expertise involved in responding to an infectious disease, the Central Disease Control Headquarters serves as the command center to prevent and control infection, while the Vice Head 1 of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, who also serves as the Head of the Central Disaster Management Headquarters, assists infection prevention and control efforts of the Central Disease Control Headquarters (http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/)

  • Image of The Development of Korea’s Electronics Industry During Its Formative Years (1966-1979)

    The Development of Korea’s Electronics Industry During Its Formative Years (1966-1979)

    Korea’s electronics industry is perhaps its best-known industry around the world. In terms of industry share of Korea’s exports in 2015, electronics (including semiconductors, wireless communications devices, flat-panel displays, computers, and consumer electronics) came in first at 27.6%, with world-class competitiveness in each of the product categories, followed distantly by automobiles and auto parts at 13.5%.

  • Image of The Green Revolution in Korea: Development and Dissemination of Tongil-type Rice Varieties

    The Green Revolution in Korea: Development and Dissemination of Tongil-type Rice Varieties

    Korea has 5,000 years of long-standing history, overcoming tremendous invasion by foreign country and trials, created splendid heritage, however, could not free from the shackles of food shortages. Therefore, for Korean to increase the volume of food production was long cherished-wish. Started from the early 1960s, Korea set out National Economic Development Plan KDI. 2012. From miracle to maturity: The growth of the Korean Economy. Harvard Univ. Press.<br> which pursues national economy should begin with self-sufficiency in food.

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    Analysis on Development and Achievement of Compulsory Elementary Education after the Korean War

    Since its establishment of the Korean government, Korea has achieved a remarkable development in education for the past 7 decades. The main driving forces of Korean education lie in quantitative growth and qualitative improvement. What is noteworthy of quantitative development of Korean education is not just the size and speed of the growth but also the procedure of the outstanding achievement.

  • Image of Construction and Utilization of National Transport Database in Korea

    Construction and Utilization of National Transport Database in Korea

    Many countries in the world are implementing DB through routine national transport survey to effectively make investment for transport infrastructure and establish transport policy. In Korea, the Transport Investment Evaluation Program was used as basis for the validity of investment and remained as nominal until the 1990s due to the lack of investment on transport infrastructure.