Anders Hektor

Movement of individuals with corona virus in south Korea

How is the coronavirus effecting South Korea?

Data is changing by the hour and as this is written, Monday afternoon 10 February in South Korea, it looks like the total number of new daily cases globally are around 3 000. These are many but fewer than only a couple of days ago when it was...

Basic Science Korea

Aside from programs in Korea that is funding and conducting basic science research, The Institute for Basic Science, or IBS, is an ambitious government undertaking with 30 well-founded research centers, and the construction of a linear accelerator,...

Korea H2 Economy

From a foreign S&T perspective it is easy to see great opportunities for hydrogen in South Korea: A large and dense population in a few mega-cities in a country with seasonal air-quality challenges, a world-class automotive industry and a...

Sandbox in Korea

A status on Sandboxing in Korea was presented at the Global Innovative Growth forum, GIGF 2019. The organizers, Ministry of Economy and Finance and the World Bank, had invited Jungwook Kim of Korea Development Institute to give a review of the...

4th IR Korea

The Presidential Committee for the 4th Industrial Revolution (PCFIR) is an interesting Korean entity. 25 members consisting of five ministers and representatives of industry, research and organizations, under the leadership of Chairman Byung Gyu...

Cooperation for sustainable smart city

“In Sweden, ‘Smart City’ means ‘Sustainable City’. There is only one way to fast track the journey toward a sustainable future and that is through collaboration.” With that opening remark, the Swedish ambassador to Korea, Jakob...

KIST, a model South Korean Research Institute

Started in 1966 Korea Institute for Science and Technology, KIST, is the oldest government research institute in Korea, an internationally renowned public research institute and a model for many korean institutes that have followed since. Today it...