Researchers in R&D per mil of people reached 7,498 persons in 2017 in South Korea, according to World Bank. This is 6.05 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, researchers in R&D per mil of people in South Korea reached an all time high of 7,980 persons in 2018 and an all time low of 1,985 persons in 1998. When compared to South Korea's main peers, researchers in R&D per mil of people in China amounted to 1,225 persons, 5,304 persons in Japan and 708 persons in Vietnam in 2017.
South Korea has been ranked 2nd within the group of 79 countries we follow in terms of researchers in R&D per mil of people, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Researchers in R&D are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned.