- Ministry of Knowledge Economy
Ministry of Knowledge Economy,
Republic of Korea
지식경제부 Jisik Gyeongjebu Agency overview Formed February 29, 2008
(Ministry of Commerce, 1948)
Preceding agency Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy Jurisdiction S. Korean government Headquarters Gwacheon, S. Korea Employees 32,902 Agency executives Choi Kyung Hwan, Minister
Rim Chemin, Vice Minister for Industry and Technology
Kim Young Hak, Vice Minister for Energy and Trade
Website www.mke.go.kr/language/eng/ Ministry of Knowledge Economy Hangul 지식경제부 Hanja 知識經濟部 Revised Romanization Jisik Gyeongjebu McCune–Reischauer Chisik Kyŏngjebu
The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) is a branch of the South Korean government. It is concerned with regulating some economic policy, especially with regard to the industrial and energy sectors. The ministry also works to encourage foreign investment in Korea. The headquarters are located in the national government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. The current minister is Choi Kyung Hwan.
The ministry began in 1948 as the Ministry of Commerce in the First Republic. In 1993 it was merged with the Ministry of Energy, established in 1977. It received its current name in 2008.
Advanced Technology and Design KOREA
Project Advanced Technology and Design Korea. Sponsored by KOTRA, the Presidential Council on Nation Branding, and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, this project aims itself to be the go to place in order to find information about Korea’s most innovative technology, design and business. Please stop by the blog (www.advancedtechnologykorea.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/advancedtechKOR) and twitter (@advancedtechkr) to get connected. Already recognized in the industry as a prominent leader of IT, South Korea wants to share with the rest of the world the dynamic and various technology and design that this small but mighty Eastern land has to offer. Our mission is to break past stereotypes and shed the old image that the world may have of Korea and uncover the colorful and future-forward quality of the advancements that are hidden within this nation.
Ministries of South Korea
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