Korean Scientists Get ConnectedThe Internet site Korean Overseas Scientists and Engineers Network (http://kosen.oasis.or.kr) is becoming increasingly popular among Korean scientists all over the world.
Site members can cyberchat with friends they can't see and locate old friends. They can track down information with the help of other members and even get exclusive information analyzed by a member fluent in the corresponding language.
The research development information center in Taedok Research Complex launched this site in July last year and the number of members now reaches 2,900 from 14 countries including Korea. The membership includes 369 Korean scientists living in America, 248 in Germany, 68 in Australia, 65 in the United Kingdom, 40 in Japan and 28 in France. There are 1,955 Korean members.
Of the members, 440 have a doctorate and 821 have scholastic degrees above doctorate. However, members are not required to have any qualifications.
This site enables visitors to find unusual information or analyze data with ease.
From next month, members will be able to receive exclusive information from abroad through e-mail from the research development information center. The center is planning to select suitable information for mailing according to the member's major, so they won't receive any irrelevant information.
Information on upcoming seminars and conferences, and news from domestic and foreign institutes will also be posted on the site.
by Park Bang-joo