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5-Year Plan Boosts Basic Research

Science  02 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5347, pp. 24
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5347.24a

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-- Despite an economy tottering on the brink of default, South Korea has given a strong vote of confidence to increased public funding for research. The spending blueprint, contained in a "5-Year Science and Technology Innovation Plan" approved last month by a special panel of senior officials, would bolster investment in a variety of fields and strengthen the country's capacity to do basic research.