Excerpted from the Korea Career Guide
Power: Higher standards of living and increased consumption and use of IT services and networks are driving Korea’s growing demand for power. This will only continue. Meanwhile Korea is becoming a more ecologically conscious society, according to SERI Quarterly, a publication of the Samsung Economic Research Institute, which recommends Korea resolve its power supply problems by innovating its electricity infrastructure, including incorporating smart grids, and by developing highly efficient, environmentally-friendly technologies. Technological innovation is also necessary in the areas of power saving and control. According to SERI, South Korea could position itself to become a Northeast Asian data center if it can provide a stable power supply.
Ship Building: Already the world’s leading ship builder, Korea recently won half of all global orders in terms of weight, according to according to Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy. This figure represents 50.7 percent of global orders placed. South Korea ranked first in terms of new shipbuilding orders won for the whole of last year...more
Areas of Job Promise
With environmental projects and the development of green technologies a key priority, South Korea’s government estimates by next year its ‘Green New Deal’ will create 1.6 to 1.8 million jobs (a 10 percent increase in employment). The plan includes large construction projects, some of which are public construction projects, according to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
The South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) aerospace industry plan intends to raise Korea’s aerospace production to 20 billion USD by 2020 and raise exports to 10 billion USD, making Korea the world’s seventh-largest aerospace producer. The plan is to push the Korean industry into importing core technologies, developing domestic capabilities, and effectively using R&D to spur the growth of Korea’s aerospace industry.
Organizations and Trade Associations
Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea (IEEK)
http://www.ieek.or.kr/ (Korean, English)
IEEK was established in 1946. Its goal is to organize and conduct various activities and projects designed to promote the growth and expansion of academic information and technological advancement in fields relating to electronics, information and communication. For the past 65 years, IEEK has been the largest association in Korea. At present, IEEK has approximately 30,000 members.
Room 907, Korea Science & Technology Building
635-4, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, Korea 135-703
Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology (JEET)
http://www.kiee.or.kr/ (Korean, English)
This publication is produced and published quarterly by the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers (KIEE). It contains articles, papers and theses related to electrical engineering. It can be accessed and downloaded for free. KIEE provides a free online examination service to members in both English and Korean. The International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems (IJCAS) is also published by KIEE (jointly with the Institute of Control, Automation and Systems Engineers).
Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Room 901, Science and Tech Building
635-4, Yeok sam Dong
Gangnam Gu, Seoul, Korea 135-703
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