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OPN Column April 2016

OPN Column April 2016

Gender and Science in South Korea, Junga Hwang and Hyunjoo Kim



Junga Hwang, Senior Scientist, at the Korean Astronomy and Space Institute and Hyunjoo Kim, postdoc, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern talk about gender inequality and pursuing a career in science in and out of South Korea.

In the view of both Junga and Hyunjoo, gender inequality in the sciences is not a problem that belongs solely to South Korea. It’s a common problem, in varying degrees, worldwide. The two scientists stress that women need to support each
other, share their success stories, and be more assertive about their career goals; and that mentors and parents need to be more encouraging to female students who want to major in science and technology.

It’s not easy to identify an exact cause or a specific solution to the gender inequality problem for women in science,  but there is tremendous value in seeing how individuals encounter, challenge and overcome this issue while pursuing their careers. Here, two
women scientists from South Korea reflect on their experiences: Junga Hwang trained for her career and remained in South Korea, while Hyunjoo Kim left her native South Korea to pursue a career in Germany and Switzerland. (Download full article below)

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