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Posted : 2012-09-27 10:53
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More Korean research papers published in foreign journals

The number of articles written by Korean college professors and published in foreign academic journals rose by more than 7 percent between 2010 and 2011, data showed Thursday.

According to the data by the education ministry, an average of 0.3 articles per one professor of the country's 180 colleges were published in the foreign journals last year, up by 7.1 percent from a year earlier.

The number of papers published in the local journals also rose by 1.8 percent to 0.57 articles per professor, the data showed.

By school, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) ranked first in the number of research papers carried by local and foreign academic journals with 1.39 papers per teacher, followed by Seoul's Kwangwoon University with 1.35 and Korea University with 1.3 papers, the data showed.

"The increase is partly attributed to the government's Brain Korea 21 project to develop human resources through which researchers can enjoy more support, including financial support," an education ministry official said.

The amount of research funds per professor increased by 1.8 percent to 68.37 million won ($61,088) last year, the data showed.

POSTECH topped the list of research expenses with 796.7 million won on average per professor, followed by Seoul National University with 234.3 million won and Ulsan National University of Science and Technology with 189.7 million won, according to the data. (Yonhap)

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