Presentation on theme: "Human Capital Development in Korean Innovation Strategy Nov.17~18, 2008 OECD/Germany workshop Mi-Jung UM STEPI, KOREA."— Presentation transcript:
Human Capital Development in Korean Innovation Strategy Nov.17~18, 2008 OECD/Germany workshop Mi-Jung UM STEPI, KOREA
Background Korea has focused on Innovation strategy and national human resources development. For the its comprehensive policy, each Prime minister for NHRD and S&T was appointed at previous government. With the government change, two prime ministries were combined into ‘Ministry of Education and S&T’.
Assessment of two prime ministries system trial to coordinate related policies in view of NHRD or National Innovation strategy Overview chance to check the relationship btn HRD and Innovation policies Little trial to integrate policies between innovation and HRD Two prime ministries
The Strategy 2 nd Basic plan for Innovation policy, 577 initiative, issued in August, 2008 5% R&D expenditure of GDP 7 focusing technology and system infra Science as culture Improving S&T skills for childhood and the public 7 th strong Korea in S&T field
New government’s 100 themes pronounced in last month, ‘Strong Korea in Human capital’ is one of four governmental goals S&T and Education policy go together to pursue future potential improvement, supported by administrative structure reform New Minister has tried to build integrated goals btn S&T and HRD policies
Main human capital focus Life-long learning skills Understanding S&T Establishing life-long learning system Childhood’s and youth’s math, S&T capability Strengthening Universities’ Capability and enhancing future potential
Impetus old age society rapidly Innovation system transition from catch- up to creative system Industrial structural change into Service based economy Administrative structure reform To pursue small and efficient government To integrate the education and innovation policy to enhance the future potential
Types of policies Strengthening childhood’s STEM capability Curriculum redesigning to improve creativity and problem- solving skills Supporting the programs and contents development for students to have opportunity to contact science Assurance assessment for university students Expanding the investment to communicate between the S&T experts and the publics or the other field experts Expanding the support of intermediate program between S&T and social and economic fields, for example, MOT, financial engineering etc.
Expanding the investment to support Adult S&T learning program Enforcing reform of Higher education institutions to respond the life-long learning needs Developing agenda related with education and S&T simultaneously, especially curriculum, university policy, etc.
Ministries involved Ministry of Education and S&T Ministry of Knowledge Economy Council of National S&T Advisory Committee for Education and S&T Ministry of Labor
Implications Korea takes a beginning step to integrate education and S&T issues. Two prime ministers system of Korea did not work well, especially integrate human capital policy with innovation policy Establishing ministry of education and S&T is one another experience to integrate both policy.