Description of the country:
The South Korea, officially known as Republic of Korea, and its communist neighbour North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), were created from the Cold War power struggle following the end of WWII. This country 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.
Geography of the country:
Geographically, South Korea has many mountains, but they are small compared with others around the world. Over millions of years, their peaks have been worn down by rain and wind. Most summits are below 3,300 feet (1,000 meters).
Status of economy, research and development:
South Korea has one of the strongest economies in Eastern Asia. Most of its wealth comes from manufacturing and service industries, such as banking. It exports ships, cars, computers, and other electronic items. Its GDP in 2007 was USD950 billion, ranking it 10th highest worldwide. The country is pioneer in advanced research in Marine Engineering, Telecommunications, Cell & Tissue Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.
Status about the different subjects in which extensive research is going on:
Best global universities for pharmacology and toxicology in south korea are Seoul National University and Sungkyunkwan University. Numerous Toxicology journals are published from South korea with good reputation. South Korean publishers reportedly release nearly forty thousand new titles each year. The best toxicology relatrd journals published from South korea are Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences and Toxicological Research.