I attended the Training Program entitled “Technology and Policy for Asia 2014” along with three of my other countrymen from Pakistan. We also had about eight other participants from Bangladesh, Philippines and Timor-Leste. This course which was organized by STEPI with the support of KOICA was of significant importance.

This training program provided us the opportunity not only to share the Korean experience regarding STI policies but also learn about the STI policies and programs of the participating countries.

The course was very well designed with a balance; where we not only had very interactive lectures / presentations of some of the top researchers and professionals of South Korea on STI policies but also had study visits and field trips to some of South Korea’s state of the art universities, research institutes (GRIs) and industries.

The organizers from KOICA and STEPI made excellent arrangements for the training program and we really felt at home during the course of the program. Thank you very much to everyone in KOICA and STEPI for hosting such a brilliant training program.