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Marking 13th Anniversary: Time to Redefine University’s Roles and Responsibilities for the 4th Industrial Revolution

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  • 등록일. 2017.10.25
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Marking 13th Anniversary: Time to Redefine University’s Roles and Responsibilities

for the 4th Industrial Revolution

- DGIST will preemptively strengthen its capability towards increasing demand for interdisciplinary

talents and technology development -

- Awards given to employees recognizing their contributions in the  education, academic, research,

administration and technology fields -

 

 

 

On Wednesday, September 6, around 500 of university faculty, researchers, staff, and executives gathered at the Convention Hall to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the founding of DGIST. 
 
 
President Son spoke to those gathered, “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who have worked so hard to foster well-rounded talents and to develop novel technologies based on convergence education and research. DGIST must reinforce our capability to compete against the world’s leading universities and research institutes, while playing a crucial role in regional development as a leading science and technology institute.”
 
 
He continued, “As our world has reached a new inflection point, so called the 4th Industrial Revolution, there is a great demand throughout society for manpower trained with multidisciplinary education and convergence technology, crossing traditional educational boundaries. Thus, it is essential that you each take responsibility for your area and also join forces so that together DGIST can continue to contribute to the development of outstanding individuals, innovative technology, and the industry.”
 
 
During the 13th anniversary ceremony, DGIST gave awards to selected members – including faculty, researchers, and staff – who had contributed to development of the university with outstanding education, academic and research achievements, and administrative and technical improvements.
In addition, the DGIST Entrepreneurship Award was given to the group who had best contributed to the creation of start-ups through new technology development, and the DGIST Innovation Award was presented to the group offering the strongest efforts to reinforce the competitiveness of convergence research and education. 
 
 
Awards distributed included the following: Best Education Award to Professor Kangtaek Lee of Energy Science and Engineering and Heeseung Cho from the School of Undergraduate Studies; Best Academic Award to Professor Jaewon Ko of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Best Research Award to Professor Minseok Kim from New Biology; Best Administrative Award to Senior Administrative Staff Minjae Kwon from theBudget Team; DGIST Entrepreneurship Award to the Convergence Research Center for Future Automotive Technology; and DGIST Innovation Award to the Safety Security Team.
 
 
In terms of research, in particular, the recent outstanding research results are as follows: the discovery of a mechanism for regenerating aging cells; development of a core technology for high-efficiency future communication devices based on skyrmions; the development of a new spectroscopic method to analyze the structure of nanoparticles; the discovery of proteins to stop acute cerebral hemorrhage; the development of electronic skins based on the wireless biosensors and the discovery of key protein to regulate synapse formation.
 
 
The institute has also operated start-up support programs and engaged in many activities to support their growth, including the TAG (Technology, Agility, Globalization) Accelerating Program for companies in the field of intelligent machinery and the DGIST-MWERC Program to enhance the global capacities of start-ups in association with the US-based global investment firm Green Point.
 
 
In addition, DGIST has been seeing 251 excellent postgraduate alumni (228 with Master’s degrees and 23 with doctorates) as well as 750 undergraduate students receiving convergence science and technology education. The first class of undergraduate students will complete their bachelor’s degree program and graduate next February.
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