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    (Title) Striding Towards a Future as a Top-Level Funding Agency

I am honoured to have been appointed, president of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).
Korea became an economic miracle when it grew from one of the world’s poorest countries into one of the world’s top ten largest economies in just a half-century. A consistent leadership that pursued policies emphasizing science and technology, and the enthusiasm and dedication of the people working in these fields contributed greatly to this achievement.
Now the world is standing on the great cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution characterized by a hyper-connected society rooted in digital technology. In order to effectively meet this new paradigm, a strong groundwork for conducting research will be necessary.
Therefore, we at the NRF plan to lead a balanced development of the natural sciences and humanities fields, as well as support diverse fusion research and develop a creative research environment for raising future Nobel Prize laureates. In order to do this, we will seek creative young people and set up an environment that will allow these talented young men and women to focus on one subject for the duration of their careers. We also plan to push for policies such as the NRF 5G.
Of particular importance is the 5G policy, which stands for the globalization of systems, organizations, assessments, performance, and international cooperation. It is through this that we will work exhaustively to become a global professional institute for research support.
For the quality life and creating future, we at the NRF will do our best to become an established world leader in research support. We ask for your continued support and encouragement.

Thank you.

August 2016
Cho Moo-Je
President, NRF