* Link : http://www.koreaherald.com/opinion/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110426000627In the wake of the tragic suicides of four KAIST students in recent months, some suggested that study in English at KAIST puts undue stress on students, contributes to academic underperformance, creates communication barriers between students and professors, and encouraged the suicides.In the past several weeks, I reflected on my English-only teaching experience at POSTECH. I asked what would happen if Caltech or MIT set up a Korean branch and offered courses in English only, except for language-specific courses? I p..
A new cooperative partnership has been established with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).President Sunggi Baik visited HKUST on April 7, 2011, to sign agreements for university-wide cooperation and a joint Ph.D. degree program with the HKUST School of Engineering.In accordance to the student exchange clauses of the cooperation agreement, POSTECH undergraduate students have HKUST added to their choice of study abroad institutions starting Spring Semester 2012.Candidates of the POSTECH-HKUST joint Ph.D. program will have co-advisors at both POSTECH and HKUST, and spend ..
Professor Sung-Kee Chung (Chemistry) Awarded Chungjo Geunjung Medal and Professor Ja Kang Ku (Chemistry) Selected as Recipient of Prime Minister Award Prof. Sung-Kee Chung was brought in to POSTECH when the university was founded, and he served at various positions at POSTECH from early 1987 until he retired from his career in 2011. He also served as the third president of POSTECH. Prof. Chung is a renowned chemist who produced eminent achievements in bioorganic & medicinal chemistry and was selected as the recipient of the Chungjo Geunjung Medal for his great contributions in advancement ..
* Link : http://www.koreaherald.com/opinion/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110303000592Korean college system needs market forcesThe following was contributed by Daniel E. Suh, professor of economics and finance, Graduate Program for Technology and Innovation Management, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). ― Ed.In the first class of my investment course, I always toss out a question to my students: Have they ever made any investments?For a moment, the class usually remains silent. I tell them I know that they have all, in fact made an investment. Then a student or two understands wh..
* Link : http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110210000863Peter S. Kim, 53, president of Merck Research Laboratories, will become an honorary doctor of science at Pohang University of Science and Technology.POSTECH said Wednesday that it would award an honorary doctoral degree in science to Kim during the graduation ceremony on Friday. He will be the third honorary doctorate of science at the university.The second-generation Korean-American earned his B.A. at Cornell University in 1979 and Ph.D at Stanford University in 1985. He served as a member of the Whitehead Institu..
POSTECH Featured on The Chronicle of Higher EducationOn Jan. 6, POSTECH was featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education, an American newspaper specializing in higher education.The article covers POSTECH's developmental strategies through the reinforcement of research competitiveness and globalization of the university campus. http://chronicle.com/article/To-Raise-Its-Global-Profile-a/125806/To Raise Its Global Profile, a Korean U. Shakes Up Its CampusBy David McNeillPohang, South KoreaThe most important number at the Pohang University of Science and Technology is 28. In case there is any dou..
President Sunggi Baik has been appointed the Science & Technology Subcommittee Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science & Technology (PACEST). On January 5, PACEST, the board to advise President Lee Myung-bak on education & human resource policies and science & technology field policies, announced the members of the newly formed third committee.As the chair of the Science & Technology Subcommittee, President Baik will focus on the improvement of the government’s education, science and technology policies. He will also guide the direction of ..
Prof. Kimoon Kim’s (Dept. of Chemistry) Research Group Develops a New Method for Extracting Membrane Proteins Which Can Be Used for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and Analysis of Stem CellsA research group including Prof. Kimoon Kim (Dept. of Chemistry), Don-wook Lee (Ph.D. candidate), Prof. Sung Ho Ryu (Division of Molecular and Life Science), and NOVACELL Technology Inc. has succeeded in separating cell membrane proteins from a cell using a 'cucurbituril', a pumpkin-shaped coreless compound.The result was published in the latest online edition of Nature Chemistry.The study finds tha..
KISWIRE LTD, the company that has been growing into a leading global company that specializes in special steel wire participates in raising POSTECH's art and cultural awareness.On December 21, Hong Young-chul, CEO of KISWIRE signed an agreement with POSTECH to establish “Hongdeuk Arts & Culture Fund” which will support POSTECH’s art and cultural programs, and donated KRW 1.5 billion.'Hongdeuk Arts & Culture Fund', which is named after the pen name of Jong Yeol Hong, the Honorary President of KISWIRE, will be used to support hosting arts and cultural programs/events th..
Prof. Taihyun Chang has been elected as a Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the entire membership. Election to APS Fellowship is a recognition by peers of outstanding contributions to physics. The fellowship citation will be published in the March 2011 issue of APS News and on the Fellowship page of the APS website. Prof. Chang performed in previously impossible detailed separations and characterizations of polymers using various techniques such as High Performance Liquid Chromatograp..