South Korea also known as Republic of Korea is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the ancient Kingdom of Goguryeo, also known as Koryo. South Korea is the world's sixth leading global city with the fourth largest economy.
The Korean Peninsula extends southward from the northeast part of the Asian continental landmass. The Japanese islands of Honsh? and Ky?sh? are located some 200 km (124 mi) to the southeast across the Korea Strait; the Shandong Peninsula of China lies 190 kilometers to the west.
After the Korean War, the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) formed the boundary between the two. South Korea is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G-20 major economies. South Korea has a market economy that ranks 11th in the world by nominal GDP and 13th by purchasing power parity (PPP).
Technological advances enabled Korea to lead the world. The country is pioneer in advanced research of nuclear energy, Industrial technology, Energy technology, Environmental technology, Construction, Rail transport, Water resource development, Cancer research, Development of industrial technology, Health, Safety and Defence.
South Korea is one of south-east Asia’s major powers, and a major world economy. It is the world’s premier shipbuilder, and a leading producer and exporter of electronic goods, automobiles, petrochemicals and steel. The Institute of Food science is one of the leading studies in Korea. Numerous Food science journals are published from Korea with good reputation. Leading Institution in korea including Sungkyunkwan University, Korea University and others like Food Science journals South are spearheading the Food science research.