MSIT Press Releases, May 10
- MSIT-KOFAC to prepare 'Plan to systemize R&E support for young talented scientists'
- MSIT to hold the first Steering Committee Meeting
MSIT-KOFAC to prepare “Plan to Systemize R&E Support for Young Talented Scientists”
The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT, Minister: Lim Hyesook) and Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity (KOFAC, President: Cho Yulrae) jointly prepared and plans to implement the “Plan to Systemize Research & Education (R&E) Support for Young Talented Scientists,” in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the R&E program for young talent in science.
The R&E program was first initiated in 2002, with the purpose to promote the self-directed learning among young talent in the field of science. In response to a growing need for the support to nurture young talent in science, the Plan to Systemize R&E Support for Young Talented Scientists has subsequently been prepared.
This new Support Plan presents the three directions along with ten action plans. The three direction set out in the Plan are i) to diversify and specialize R&E activities, ii) to create a process-focused R&E environment where young talent can take on challenges, and iii) to preparing and systemize a follow-up support for R&E activities.
MSIT to hold the First Steering Committee Meeting
The MSIT virtually held the first Steering Committee Meeting on ROK-UNOSSC Facility Phase 3 : Triangular Cooperation Project on Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong Basin River Based on the Water-Energy-Food(WEF) Nexus.
MSIT signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September 2021 to implement the ROK-UNOSSC Facility Phase 3, so as to meet a growing demand from developing nations to be shared with Korea’s success stories in the field of science. Under the MOU, MSIT will donate a total of four million dollars to UNDP by 2025 to support sustainable development for water, energy and foods in four nations in the Mekong region (Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand) and respond climate changes.
At the Steering Committee Meeting were discussions on detailed plans for the cooperation projects regarding Facility Phase 3, roles and responsibilities of the implementing agencies and concrete action plans per project.