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Title The 5th Korea-Russia Rector’s Forum
Writer CS Date 2017-12-30 Hit 221

The 5th Korea-Russia Rector’s Forum with the theme ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution and changes in Higher Education’ was held on November 9th (Thursday) at SKKU’s Natural Sciences Campus. At the forum, rectors from 13 Russian universities and 20 Korean universities participated and had in-depth discussions for seeking new directions for Korea and Russia’s higher education. 


The welcome speech was delivered by Kyu Sang CHUNG, the President of SKKU, followed by Kyu Hyung LEE, Chairman of Secretariat of KRD; Yeo Pyo YUN, the President of Chungbuk National University; and Ivanchenko Sergei NIKOLAEVICH, the Rector of Pacific National University/Head of Russian KRD «Education and Science» working group.


At the 1st session, Prof. Jee-Hyong LEE (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering/Vice Dean of Sungkyun AI Convergence Center) gave a presentation with the subject ‘AI and the Human’ while Prof. Anisimov Nikita YURIEVICH, Interim President of Far Eastern Federal University, talked about ‘Response to the Challenge of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Russia Techno Park as a Motive of Innovation and Development.’


The 2nd session was held under the theme of ‘The Age of Convergence and A New Direction for Korean-Russian University Exchange: Interdisciplinary Cooperation, Mutual Degree Recognition, Academic-Industrial Cooperation, etc.’ and the participants developed cooperation models in the fields of humanities/social sciences and natural sciences. They also shared their ideas on joint research activities, academia-industry cooperation, and research complexs.


In the afternoon, each department had an individual meeting with Russian universities. On the SKKU side, professors from the Dept. of Mathematics, Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Software, School of Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental System Engineering, Dept. of Systems Management Engineering, SAINT, and the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics participated.


Lastly, Russian delegations had time to tour the Suwon campus and N-Center. The Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research and the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics introduced their research fields and researchers as well as their research facilities.


On November 10th (Friday), the rectors from Russian universities visited the Samsung Innovation Museum (SIM) located in the Samsung Electronics Suwon Complex. They discussed possible academic-industrial cooperation with Samsung Electronics and had a chance to see Samsung’s history, technology, and products.



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