Order of Science and Technology Merit

The Order of Science and Technology Merit (Hanja: 科學技術勳章 과학기술훈장) is one of the Republic of Korea's (South Korea) Orders of Merit. It is awarded to those who have rendered outstanding meritorious services in the interest of improving the science and technology.

Order of Science and Technology Merit
과학기술훈장
TypeOrder of merit
CountryThe Republic of Korea
StatusCurrently awarded
PresidentMoon Jae In
GradesChangjo
Hyeoksin
Ungbi
Doyak
Jinbo
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Saemaeul Service Merit
Next (lower)National Foundation Merit Medal
RelatedScience and Technology Merit Medal
Order of Industrial Service Merit (before 2001)

This Order is mostly newly organized order of the Republic of Korea. Before that order was established, Order of Industrial Service Merit had been bestowed to scientists and technologists.

Classes of Science and Technology MeritEdit

The Order of Science and Technology Merit is conferred in five classes:

  1.   Changjo (Creation) 창조장
  2.   Hyeoksin (Reformation) 혁신장
  3.   Ungbi (Great Achievement) 웅비장
  4.   Doyak (Leap) 도약장
  5.   Jinbo (Progress) 진보장

Other Orders of MeritEdit

There are three kinds of decoration awarded by the Republic of Korea. They are Orders, Medals of Merit, and Service Medals.[1]

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