Dr. Sungchul Chung

Until June, 2008, Dr. Sungchul Chung served as the President of the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at STEPI, and an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul. Dr. Chung has been involved in science, technology and innovation policy research as well as advisory activities for more than twenty years, and has been a major player in S&T policy formulation in Korea. He served on various high-level advisory bodies, including the Presidential Committee on Policy and Planning (2006-2008), the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology (2006-2008), Science and Technology Committee of the Federation of Korean Industries (2006-2009), and others. He also has been active in international S&T cooperation: as a member of the Expert-Advisory Group on New Innovation Strategy, OECD (2008-2009), as a member of the Bureau of the Committee for Science and Technology Policy of the OECD (1997-2004), and as Coordinator, S&T Sub-Committee of the Korea Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (1992-99). He is an economist by training and got his PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.