12/15/2018, 09.00
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Million of dollars for bioethics

Dr Sung Young-chul donated 10 billion KRW to the Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine out of respect for life in every aspect of the university’s research activity.

Seoul (AsiaNews) – A renowned Korean life-scientist, Prof Young-chul Sung (pictured), donated 10 billion KRW (about US$ 9 million) to the Catholic University of Korea (CUK) College of Medicine to contribute to bioethics research.

His choice stems from his desire to out a “Catholic spirit of respect for life at the centre of every research activity” at CUK.

According to the Communication Office of the Archdiocese of Seoul, which announced the donation (the largest ever for the College), the money will go to the Catholic Saving Life Research Fund.

The cheque was given to Card Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul and president of the board of directors of the Catholic Education Foundation.

The Research Fund will contribute mainly to the construction of a research facility for the CUK Institute for Biomedical Industry.

“The pro-life movement cannot progress without the support of science. I highly appreciate Prof Sung’s persistent and consistent research work,” Card Yeom said.

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