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South Korea Scrambles to Fill Ph.D. Slots

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Science  15 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5562, pp. 1991-1992
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5562.1991a

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SEOUL-- This month Seoul National University (SNU), long considered the country's most prestigious university, failed to fill its quota of graduate slots for the new semester. More embarrassing still, SNU would have fallen short even if it had accepted every applicant. Government officials are trying to reverse this trend to ensure the country's technological future, but the numbers suggest that it will be a tough road.