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Subject KIST hosted ‘Academy-Research Convergence Conference’ with universities (2016.09.27)
Date 2016-11-09 Read 569
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KIST hosted ‘Academy-Research Convergence Conference’ with Universities
- To identify strengths, expand convergence research and nurture creative human resources -


Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Dr. Lee Byung Gwon) hosted ‘Academy-Research Convergence Conference’ with partner universities* at the Seoul HQ on September 27 (Tue), in order to identify strength research areas, expand the convergence research and nurture future talents in creative and convergent technology. KIST is operating the academy-research joint professor program.  
* Partner universities: Korea University, Kyunghee University, Hanyang University, Kookmin University, Konkuk University 
Starting with the key note speech delivered by Director Yoon Seok-jin at the Convergence Research Directorate of the National Research Council of Science & Technology, the conference consisted of three sessions (BT-IT, NT-IT, ET-IT convergence) with 21 professors’ lectures and 60 students’ poster presentation. 
Director Joo Oh-shim at the KIST Future Talent Division said, “Starting with Korea University in 2012, KIST has been operating the Academy-Research joint professor program for convergence research to resolve social issues and nurturing of talents in the natural sciences and engineering field. This conference paved the way for vitalization of pragmatic convergence research and nurturing of future talents in the creative and convergence field, by identifying the research cooperation areas which can generate synergy effect among universities and between universities and KIST.”
Academy-Research professor program is designed to vitalize joint research projects and education by utilizing scholars and researchers at national research institutes and universities under the ‘Promotion of Industrial Education and Industry-Academic Cooperation Act.’ Professors or researchers selected for the program belong to the both organizations (a research institute and a university) and pursue the convergence research and future talent nurturing as a full-time researcher. 

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