Korean innovation chief forced out after four daysGlobal Government Forum.
Park Ky-young, who stepped down as chief of the Science, Technology and Innovation Office on 11 August, is a former biology professor at Sunchon National University. She was appointed on 7 August by South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, to spearhead a drive to boost technological innovation in the country.
But the appointment provoked an outcry from scientists and opposition politicians over Park’s link to the 2005 scandal in which leading stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk was accused of using fabricated data and embezzling research funds.
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