Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 5, 2016)
1. The South Korea government will include Kim Young-ran law as a part of school curriculum in elementary, middle, and high school. With enforcement of the anti-corruption law, students are expected to learn more specifically about ‘integrity’ in the textbooks, which was vaguely taught before, starting January of 2018.
I understand that the government’s purpose is good. However, wouldn’t it be better if the authority leads students by example?
2. With the goal of producing 30 Nobel Prize laureates in science by 2050, the Japanese government plans to invest 17 million dollars worth of research funds every year, which is 2% of GDP. On the other hand, human resources in science and technology either attend medical schools or go abroad due to the insufficient investment in the Korean government and large corporations and a rapidly changing social environment.
Well, what do we expect from the government that places the statue of the former president Park Chung-hee by removing the statue of Jang Yeong-sil in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)?
Jang Yeong-sil is a Korean scientist and astronomer that has brought scientific and technological advancements during the Joseon Dynasty.