Establishment of mobile ICT center in Mongolian National University of Science and Technology by media contents researchers Training of professional manpower for smart media app development within Mongolia Dankook University has established a mobile ICT education center in Mongolia for the training of mobile application developers. On February 7th, Dankook University received support from the Korean International Cooperation Association (hereinafter referred to as KOICA) and planned to establish the mobile ICT education center at the Mongolian National University of Science and Technology. An establishment ceremony was held at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology situated in Ulaanbaatar City. Jae Dong Lee, Dean of International Affairs at Dankook University, the director of the Center for Media Contents and Technology, and President Batbayar of the Mongolian National University of Science and Technology, as well as persons related to the Mongolian Information Communication Technology and Post Authority (ICTPA), Heung Yool Choi, KOICA Mongolia Branch Manager, and others attended the establishment ceremony. The Mobile ICT Education Center, which was established through ‘International Development Cooperation Business through University Partnership’ with KOICA, is an education center for the training of the smart media application developers. The education process is 1 year, and students enrolled in Mongolian universities are to be mainly selected as attendees. The education program will be operated as a practical education process with the establishment of foundations and professional processes together where individuals or teams each develop a smart application. The total cost of necessary expenses in relation to the education such as various materials regarding education and machines, tuition fees, practical fees, teaching material expenses, etc., will be paid for by KOICA and Dankook University. The education will begin in March this year with 110 students in the 1st year and 240 students in the 2nd year being produced as professional manpower in the mobile field. The current Mongolian smart phone market growth potential is rapidly increasing, but the training of professional developers is not nearly reaching the demand. Following this, with the basis of the excellent mobile and ICT related infrastructure which Dankook University possesses, the university will supply all sorts of equipments and know-how. Through this, it will of course help in the training of the mobile professional staff, but is expected to also largely contribute to the field of national information communications businesses. Seung Hoon Kim, Media Contents Technology Research Center Director (Professor of Engineering Department) has stated that he will “support the high quality education program along with the human and material infrastructure in relation to mobile devices that Dankook University possesses to the best of his ability, and will construct an optimized program so that the center can grow into an education center reaching its full potential.”
Declared an historical fact that the university was established in succession of the independence spirit of Beomjeong Chang Hyong. On Oct 31, 2012, Dankook University held an international academic conference entitled “The Independence Movement of Beomjeong Chang Hyong and the Establishment of Dankook University.” For this conference focusing on academia and technology, 5 scholars from China and Korea were invited to share their thoughts on Beomjeong Chang Hyong’s independence movement activities highlighting the fact that Dankook University was built based on its establisher’s patriotism. After the presentations, general discussions proceeded under the lead of Kim Sang-ki, Chief Officer of Korean Independence Movement History Research Center. Throughout the conference, various activities underscoring the contributions of Beomjeong Chang Hyong were acknowledged in detail, such as his continuation of the independence movement through fundraising for Baekbeom Kimgu and activities to build the independence spirit, participation in the establishment of Kookmin University under the support of the temporary government after liberation, establishment of the Kunkook Performance Development Center and actions as chairman of the board, and the establishment of Dankook University. Dankook University professor Han Si-jun, the coordinator of the international conference, said that he was able to renew his interest and knowledge on various aspects of the Independence Movement and the history of the development of Korean universities in detail by participating in the deliberations on Chang Hyong’s Independence Movement and the spirit of Dankook University’s establishment. Video Edit = Nam Ho-hyung, Junior Reporter atootv
On Friday, November 2, 2012, various events, such as a university founding commemoration ceremony, unveiling ceremony for statues of the university founders, intramural athletic meet, and concert were held around campus. Various events in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Dankook University’s establishment were held here and there on both campuses, starting with a memorial ceremony for Madam Hyedang Cho Huijae at Nanpa Music Hall. Other events included a ceremony commemorating the founding of the university, statue unveiling ceremonies, final competitions between winners of the Jukjeon-Cheonan Campus Sports Festivals, and a concert with local residents. On November 2, 2012 at 9:30am, the memorial ceremony for Madam Hyedang Cho Huijae was held in the Recital Hall on the 3rd floor of Nanpa Music Hall. Mrs. Cho passed away on Nov 3, 1947, the same year of the founding of Dankook University. The event was held to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the university’s founding and to remember Mrs. Cho’s noble mind on the 65th anniversary of her passing. ▶ Memorial ceremony for the 65th anniversary of Madam Hyedang Cho Huijae’s passing The ceremony at Nanpa Music Hall continued at 10am with a celebration of the university’s founding attended by 700 faculty members from both campuses, the university hospital and affiliated middle/high school, as well as by DKU President Chang Ho-sung, former president Chang Choong-sik and Chairman of the Board Kim Hak-joon. During the ceremony, special recognition was given to faculty members who have been with the university and affiliated institutions for 30 years or more and for faculty members displaying outstanding performance, and a ceremonial supper and commemoration speeches by President Chang and Chairman Kim followed. “The university has continued to grow regardless of many changes and difficulties through the efforts of faculty members,” said President Chang during his keynote speech. “Let’s lead Dankook University to open a new era by reflecting on the past 65 years.” “Let’s make efforts to build a brighter future for Dankook University by remembering our motto of national salvation, independence, self-reliance,” said Chairman Kim. ▶ 65th anniversary ceremony of the founding of DKU at Nanpa Music Hall ▶ Memorial certificates granted in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the founding of DKU Then, at 11am, the unveiling ceremony for new statues of the Dankook University founders took place at the Waterfall Park in front of Beomjeong Hall in Jukjeon Campus. University faculty and staff, 170 thousand alumni and philanthropists raised funds to erect the new statues, which will remind onlookers of the Dankook University motto of national salvation, independence and self-reliance. Following the statue unveiling ceremony in Jukjeon Campus, another statue unveiling ceremony also commemorating Mr. Beomjeong Chang Hyong and Madam Hyedang Cho Huijae took place in Cheonan Campus on the same day at 2pm. ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Jukjeon Campus ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Jukjeon Campus ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Jukjeon Campus ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Cheonan Campus ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Cheonan Campus ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Cheonan Campus ▶ Unveiling ceremony of statues of founders – Cheonan Campus From 3pm, an inter-campus athletic meet was held between the winners of Jukjeon and Cheonan Campus’ respective Sports Festival competitions. Each Campus’ athletes competed with pride in events like basketball, soccer, tug of war, relay races, etc. In the end, Jukjeon Campus won with a slight overall point difference of 700 to 680 over Cheonan Campus. “I am happy that students of both campuses could come together and cooperate through this athletic event,” said Jukjeon Campus Vice President Kang Jae-chul. “Although the inter-campus athletic meet was held in Jukjeon this year, it will take place at Cheonan Campus next year celebrating the 35th anniversary of Cheonan Campus.” ▶ Jukjeon-Cheonan Campus inter-campus athletic meet ▶ Jukjeon-Cheonan Campus inter-campus athletic meet Later, at 6pm, the grand finale, ‘Concert with Local Residents’ took place at the amphitheater to share the celebration of Dankook’s 65th anniversary. Not only university faculty and staff members but also local residents attended the event and recognized the fact that our school is developing along with the local community. Students and faculty from the Department of Dance and Department of Korean Traditional Music, as well as famous singers including 2PM, ERU and Beige performed at the concert heating the fall night with students and residents. ▶ ‘Concert with Local Residents’ held in amphitheater ▶‘Concert with Local Residents’ held in amphitheater ▶ ‘Concert with Local Residents’ held in amphitheater
Dankook University students produced a new type of promotional video in celebration of the 65th anniversary of DKU’s founding. This video was planned, directed and performed by 50 students of the School of Theater and Film and by honorary university promotional ambassadors over a period of 6 months from last May. The video was made in omnibus style with P.O.V (Point of View) method under 3 topics of ‘Challenge’, ’Mentorship’ and ‘Youth’. This video has a significant meaning because it is Korea’s first university promotional video made following a drama-type storyline. DKU 65th Anniversary Promotional Video – ‘Challenge’ ‘Challenge’ is the joyful story of a grandmother challenging herself to enter Dankook University in order to achieve her dream of higher education at the age of 65. DKU 65th Anniversary Promotional Video – ‘Mentorship’ ‘Mentorship’ is the story of a professor who is both a mentor and a teacher, and who spends time with students and hangs out with them in a friendly and cool manner. DKU 65th Anniversary Promotional Video – ‘Youth’ ‘Youth’ is a restoration style story about a security guard who used to work at Dankook University singing about youth along with the DKU band, Black Bears.
Director Zhang Yimou is known for his unique artistic conceptualization of Asian society in his movies and for his significant contributions to the development of world culture and art. Chairman Enkhtuvshin has contributed greatly to the exchange between Korea and Mongolia in education, joint research activities and improvement in friendly relationships between the countries. Dankook University granted honorary doctoral degrees to world famous director Zhang Yimou (張藝謀) and to Batbold Enkhtuvshin, Chairman of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Zhang received his honorary doctoral degree at Beomjeong Grand Hall on Oct 31, while Enkhtuvshin received his honorary doctoral degree at Liberal Arts Small Theater on Nov 1. Zhang began to receive attention from the world when his debut film, Red Sorghum (1988) won the Golden Bear Prize (Grand Prize) at the Berlin International Film Festival after he graduated from Beijing Film School in 1982. After that, he produced films like Raise the Red Lantern (1991, won Leon d'Argento at the 48th Venice Film Festival), The Story of Qui Ju (1992, won Leon d'Oro at the 49th Venice Film Festival), and The Lover (2004, won 'Best Director' prize at the 39th National Society of Film Critics). Also, he was the main coordinator of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Zhang has served as an endowed professor emeritus at Dankook University since 2009. Along with Zhang, DKU has other famous Chinese names on its faculty list, including Mo Yan, a Nobel Prize winner and novelist working as an invited professor, and Liu Zaifu, a great scholar of China and a representative literature critic serving as an endowed professor emeritus. ▶ Director Zhang Yimou being awarded with honorary doctoral degree in literature ▶ Director Zhang Yimou being awarded with honorary doctoral degree in literature Chairman Batbold Enkhtuvshin of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences established a nomadic culture institute and has been serving as director of the institute. Also, he has served as president of the Asian Science Committee through his world acknowledged research activities. In 2000, he received acknowledgement from UNESCO World Culture Research Committee for his contributions to the development of world science with his topic “Changes in Asian Nomadic Culture.” Also, while he served as vice president of the National Council for Higher Education, Science and Technology, he contributed to the development of science education as a major force for establishing study areas in science and technology in Mongolian universities while he directly participated in about 10 professional universities’ establishment events and had great influence on promoting professional careers of scholars. The Mongolian government has evaluated his work in great regard and granted an academic medal to him, bestowing the title ‘Academician,’ which is the highest honor for a researcher. ▶ Chairman Batbold Enktuvshin being awarded with honorary doctoral degree in education ▶ Chairman Batbold Enktuvshin being awarded with honorary doctoral degree in education Dankook University decided to grant Director Zhang an honorary Ph.D. in Literature, acknowledging his devotion to the development of world culture and art through his unique imaging of Eastern philosophy and Asian thoughts in his world-renowned movie productions. Furthermore, Dankook University decided to grant Enhktuvshin an honorary Ph.D. in Education, as he is not only greatly recognized in Mongolia and other countries around the world for his educational works and efforts but also because he has greatly contributed to the joint research activities and the improvement of friendly relations between Korea and Mongolia.
This video is an accumulated and edited version of ‘Congratulatory Messages for the 65th Anniversary of the Founding of Dankook University,’ including messages from around the world by students who participated in overseas academic research groups last summer. DKU would like to thank all of the friends from around the globe who congratulated and encouraged us on the 65th anniversary of Dankook University’s founding. Also, DKU would like to thank the Sachov, Last Man, Masterpiece and Ribbon Ribbon teams, who gathered the congratulatory videos.
Professors Kim Su-bok & Park Bum-jo, Selected as Fellows for Basic Development of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences for the Decade by the National Research Foundation of Korea. Professor Kim Su-bok (Dept. of Literary Creative Writing) and Professor Park Bum-jo (Dept. of Economics) were selected as Fellows for Basic Development of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences for the Decade by the National Research Foundation of Korea. An event acknowledging the selection was hosted by the National Research Foundation of Korea in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Foundations project for basic development of research in humanities and social sciences, and a total of 145 research assignments around the nation were selected. A ceremony for certification of research results was held at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul on Oct. 29, 2012, and the research results were open to the public from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 at Seoul Sejong-ro Park and Busan BEXCO Convention Hall in exhibition format. Professor Kim’s research project: “Research on how to unite and communicate cultural arts of North and South Korea for the day they reunite” and Professor Park’s research project: “Analysis on the relations between risk and revenue rate in stock markets: Use of Robust GMM Estimation for GARCH-M model” were selected as representative research results. Professor Kim’s research began to gain renown after it was selected as one of the University Main Research Center Support Projects by the National Research Foundation in 2008. The project continues today, executing research work to find a measure to unite and communicate Northern and Southern cultural arts in various cultural arts fields of literature, theater performance, movies, music, etc. This research project has published 46 academic papers over the last 4 years, as well as 4 books, including 『Shadow of Subject: Critical Understanding on North Korea’s Literary Theory』 (Kyungjin Publishing Company, 2011) and 『Unification Cultural History Outline 1: North Korea’s Literary Critics Data Commentary Book for 1990-1999』(Kyungjin Publishing Company, 2012), among others. Moreover, Professor Kim has created a base for cultural arts research for the unification era by building a special data room filled with about 2,000 items representing North Korea’s cultural arts data collected over the last 4 years. This data room was authorized as a special data institution by MEST (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology) in 2011, recognized for its systematical special data management. Professor Park developed models to clarify the confusion between empirical analyses and theoretical explanations of the relation between risk and rate of return that are generally accepted in asset markets - one of the core issues in finance and banking areas. The theory that rate of return increases where higher risk exists is generally accepted in asset markets. However, many scholars have found an inverted relationship between the two in their empirical research. To resolve such errors, Professor Park designed a new model based on robust GMM estimation and applied it to the stock markets of the US, England and Japan, thus drawing the conclusion that risk and rate of return, indeed, have a significant positive relationship with each other.
Systematic intellectual property education begins for the students of the College of Engineering Dankook University was selected as a pioneer university for the 2nd round of Intellectual Property Education Support sponsored by the Korean Intellectual Property Office. A total of 1.1 billion won of funding including 750 million won of government subsidies for the upcoming 5 years will be input into the program. The Intellectual Property Education Pioneer University Project is a government supported project to build university education based on popularizing knowledge of intellectual property, and a total of 3 universities including DKU, Seoul National University and Pukyong National University were selected this year. In particular, DKU’s business plan was selected as the best among those submitted by the 3 universities, and it was also selected as a standard for all university business plans. Our university is planning to make intellectual property education compulsory for all students of the College of Engineering, and to popularize interest in intellectual property through the addition of 56 classes, thus expanding intellectual property education in 5 major departments outside of engineering. Also, DKU plans to provide higher intellectual property education to the students by hiring professors specifically for their expertise in intellectual property. Through this, DKU will realize its mission of developing global outstanding individuals with intellectual property strength, an advanced education system for intellectual property, and for popularization of intellectual property. Also, to foster talented individuals who have strength in intellectual property, the university will encourage students to participate in creative innovation competitions and in the D2B Design Fair so that they can develop creativity and understand the importance of intellectual property protection while learning to manage intellectual property through participation in campus-wide patent strategy competitions. In addition, DKU plans to introduce intensive law courses and send students to the programs of international organizations to train students in global intellectual property development and protection. To establish a specialized educational system for intellectual property, the university plans to introduce intellectual property education into general education courses while linking intellectual property education to designing courses, providing intellectual property courses for non-engineering students and introducing intellectual property education to medical/bio/design courses, as well as opening intensive law courses. Also, to foster intellectual property education in Gyeonggio and Chunchung Provinces, where venture groups are active, Dankook University will sign an intellectual property exchange agreement with local self-governing bodies and execute intellectual property education activities for local corporations with local self governing bodies. Also, DKU plans to develop academic programs in conjunction with the Korea Intellectual Property Education Research Society.
With the 65th anniversary of the founding of Dankook University came various events confirming the founding mission and tradition of the university. Enlightenment on the independence activities of founder Chang Hyong and his efforts for university establishment; international academic conference On Oct 31, 2012, at 1pm, an international academic conference was held at #B104 West Hall of Jukjeon Campus to introduce the independence activities of founder Beomjeong Chang Hyong and the meaning of university establishment. In the conference, domestic and Chinese scholars participated, offering detailed accounts of Mr. Chang Hyong’s activities in Korea and Manchuria. During conference proceedings a declaration was made that Dankook University was indeed built under the patriotic mind of the founder. In particular, discussions focused on the detailed activities of Mr. Beomjeong like supporting the independence movement with fundraisers and inspiring the independence spirit throughout the nation, as well as his activities after the liberation up until he founded our university. Title: Beomjeong Chang Hyong’s Independence Activities and the Founding of Dankook University Date & Location: 31st of October 2012 (Wed) 1pm, #B104 West Hall, Jukjeon Campus Presentation 1: Dankook University Founding Spirit and Identity (Han Si-jun, Dankook University Professor) Presentation 2: Independence Activities of Beomjeong Chang Hyong (Park Seong-soon, Dankook University Professor) Presentation 3: Koreans’ Migration to Dandong and Their Lives There (Mun Jong-cheol, Professor of Eastern Liaoning University of China) Presentation 4: Koreans’ Migration to Manchuria Jilin Area and Their Independence Activities (Yeom Song-shim, Professor of Beihua University & Park Gul-soon, Professor of Chungbuk National University) Presentation 5: Dankook University and Baekbum Kim Koo (Lee Hong-gu, Curator at Kim Koo Museum & Library) Debate Mediator and Facilitator: Kim Sang-ki (Director of Korean Independence Activity History Research Center of Independence Hall of Korea) A celebration for the 65th anniversary of the founding of Dankook University held at Jukjeon Campus Music Hall on Nov. 2. Unveiling ceremony for new statues of founders held to ruminate on university identity, and the entire expense for the event was supported through fundraising. Nov. 2: the 65th anniversary ceremony held along with various events. Nov. 2 at 10am: the 65th anniversary ceremony held at Nanpa Music Hall on Jukjeon Campus. Following the event, at 11am (Jukjeon) and 2pm (Cheonan): statue unveiling ceremonies for founders Beomjeong Chang Hyong and Hyedang Cho Huijae. Rebuilding the founders’ statues has been suggested continuously by alumni, professors and staff as the statues had sustained severe corrosion and cracks since their initial installation in 1983. Thus, the Dankook Foundation formed a statue rebuilding committee in 2010 which oversaw the funding and erection of the new statues. As the committee raised funds to prepare the money to build the statues, a total of 2.1 billion won were collected, making the dream of the new statues possible without the use of any funds coming from students’ tuition. Raised funds were used to build the new statues and pedestals and for the landscaping work, and the statue sculpting was done by sculptor Lee Seong-taek who made the statues of Baekbum Kim Koo and Dosan Ahn Chang Ho. The writing on the statues was done by Calligrapher Jung Ha-gun, who wrote the tablet inscription on Patriot Yun Bong-gil’s Memorial and the inscription on Dr. Lee Seung Mahn’s memorial stone. A member of the statue rebuilding committee said that to express the spirit of independence and the spirit of our university’s establishment embodied in the statues of the founders of our university, they only hired artists who had participated in the production of statues commemorating many of Korea’s greatest heroes of independence. Dankook Inter-campus Athletic Meet and Concert with Local Residents 2pm: Champions of soccer, basketball, dodgeball, tug-of-war, relay races of each campus head-to-head; for the relay, each Campus picked 4 professors, 4 employees and 5 students for the competition to create an environment for growth and trust between members through cooperation. 6pm: Campus Concert with Local Residents held in Jukjeon Campus amphitheater, starting with a celebration performance by the Dept. of Dance and Dept. of Korean Traditional Music, and followed by performances by famous celebrities from our university like 2PM, Tae Jin Ah, ERU, Jeokwoo and Beige. Main Event Schedule for the 65th Anniversary Celebration Event Date and Time Location Inquiries International Academic Conference in Celebration of 65th Anniversary of the University’s Founding “Independence Activities of Beomjeong Chang Hyong and the Foundation of Dankook University) 10/31 (Wed) 1pm #B104 West Hall, Jukjeon Campus School History Management Team 031-8005-2068 Memorial Ceremony for the Founder 11/2 (Fri) 9:30am Jukjeon Campus Nanpa Music Hall 3rd Floor Recital Hall Division of General Affairs 031-8005-2115 65th Anniversary Ceremony 11/2 (Fri) 10am Nanpa Music Concert Hall Founder Statue Unveiling Ceremony 11/2 (Fri) 11am (Jukjeon) 2pm (Cheonan) Jukjeon Campus Beomjeong Hall Waterfall Park Cheonan Campus Humanities and Science and the 2nd Science Museum Dankook Inter-campus Athletic Meet 11/2 (Fri) 2pm Jukjeon Campus Main Stadium Division of Student Affairs 031-8005-2084 Campus Concert 11/2 (Fri) 6pm Jukjeon Campus Amphitheater External Cooperation Team 031-8005-2977
The Department of Dance held a dance performance in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Dankook University’s founding at the Opera House of Seongnam Art Center at 8pm on Oct. 22 (Mon). On the performance day, Seongnam and Yongin citizens along with local high school students and Dankook university faculty and staff were invited. A total of 1,800 seats were filled, and the audience cheered for the high quality performance reflecting the hard training of the performers. The dance performance started with , a creative modern dance, which pulled the audience into the performance with its delightful music and restrained movements; and continued on with , a ballet performance with stage and costumes transferred straight out of the fairy tale. The following dances included with splendid movements and colors, expressing the weak outside yet strong internal shape of Korean women each holding a “bu-po” (a stick with a puffy end) in pure white clothing, and a three drum performance with the elaborate sound of drums celebrating 65 years of enduring times and sounding out hope for a bright future of the university. ▶ Modern Dance – The Song ▶ Modern Dance – The Song ▶ Ballet – The Nutcracker ▶ Ballet – The Nutcracker ▶ Korean Dance – Fan Dance ▶ Korean Dance – Fan Dance ▶ Korean Dance – Scent of a Woman ▶ Korean Dance – Scent of a Woman ▶ Korean Dance - Echo Sound ▶ Korean Dance - Echo Sound
Jang Soon-kyu, a student of the Department of Visual Communication Design, received an award as the 2012 Outstanding Individual of the Year in the Republic of Korea, selected by MEST and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity. The Outstanding Individual of the Year Award has been named since 2001 to encourage creative, outstanding and talented persons to lead the knowledge based society. Each year, 100 students (60 high school students and 40 university students) are selected around the nation and Yuna Kim (2008), Shin Ji-ae (2009), Son Yeon-jae (2011) previously received this award. Yang Hak-sun, the athlete receiving the gold medal for the first time in Korean history in Men’s gymnastics in the 2012 London Olympic Games, was also one of the winners this year. “I believe I received this award because I showed that a Korean university student who grew up only in Korea can communicate with people overseas through design,” said Jang, replying to a question about his feelings after receiving the award. He has a prestigious award history and list of past activities. He has a portfolio of awards in IDEA, IF, and Red Dot Design which are the 3 major design competitions of the world, and he also received the grand prize in the Adobe Design Competition (2010), which is considered as the best graphic design award of the world. In all, he has 36 design competition awards. Also, he participated in ETTEDA, a cultural exchange group of Korea-Japan designers as a representative for Korea and opened an exhibition in the Tokyo Design Center for the first time as a Korean. Also, he is actively working on writing a design related book, among other activities. Jang wasn’t always the most recognized designer. Until he received his first award in the competition, he had failed 20 times and even experienced dropping out from the competition once because his artwork was under scrutiny for possible copyright infringement in the final round of the competition. Also, he had to study English and Japanese on his own to prepare for international competitions exhibitions. However, he was able to become who he is today because he communicated with people via design under his belief of ‘Acting shall open the way’. “The ultimate lesson I learned through various experiences in the design field is that design is a medium that makes communication between people possible,” said Jang. “Now, I would like to share my philosophy, thoughts and experiences with others who are preparing to walk a similar path.” Jang is actively working on talent donation activities as well. He not only holds seminars in various universities during vacation but also helps students who are preparing for competitions by organizing study groups. Also, he has taught elementary school students as part of the design mentorship activities of the Seoul Design Foundation. He engaged in these activities to become a great designer who can motivate others by sharing his knowledge and experiences rather than only serving his own needs. “My ultimate goal is to find a unique Korean design,” Jang continued. “The world is going back to localism focusing on local characteristics although it is globalizing at the same time. I have done work focusing on the unique patterns and local color characteristics of Africa and Central and South America, I would like to find a unique design philosophy and color of Korea and to develop that as a design that can communicate in any place of the world.” Recently, talented Korean advertisers and designers are receiving attention from around the world because of their talents and ideas. Along with Mr. Jang, we can expect to witness the emersion of more new designers from our university with their own philosophy and outstanding talents. ▶ Artwork Title – Blue Diet Poster ▶ Artwork Title – Braille Dymo ▶ Artwork Title – Mother Land
Kim Nam-chun, Dean of the College of Bio-Resources Sciences, Receives Presidential Award Kim Nam-chun, Dean of Bio-Resources Sciences (professor of the Department of Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture) received the President’s Award for Nature Conservation Contributor at the nature conservation charter declaration ceremony held in Namsangol Korean Village on Nov. 9. Dean Kim received the award for his outstanding research on environment restoration technology and his efforts to build systems for natural life restoration. Dean Kim currently serves as chairman of the Korea Society of Environmental Restoration Technology, chairman of the Natural Environment Department of the National Environment Regulatory Reform T/F of the Ministry of the Environment, committee member of environmental effect evaluation/prior environmental auditing for the Han River Basin Environmental Office, and planning/auditing member of the Korea Environment Corporation. Professor Kim In-ho Receives the 13th Grand Prize for Korean Pig Raising Promoting various industry-university collaboration activities relating to LINK projects Kim In-ho, a professor of the Department of Animal Resource Science won the 13th Grand Prize for Korean Pig Raising in the 31st National Pig Raising Seminar held in the Training Institute for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries on Oct. 17. This award, sponsored by the Korean Pig Industry Research Society, was targeted for manufacturers and researchers who contributed to domestic pig raising industry development, and this award is known as the biggest award in the pig raising field. Professor Kim has appeared in 3 ‘Who’s Who’ directories, acknowledged for his past research work in the pig raising field, and recently he received the Research Technology Grand Prize for his research on stockbreeding and feeds from Cargill Agri Purina culture foundation, the world’s largest agricultural corporation. Also, Professor Kim has executed 83 research assignments outside of the school over the past 3 years and obtained about 2.6 billion won of research funding, and he also has posted about 80 thesis papers in academic journals of SCI level over the last 3 years, including the Journal of Animal Science - the most prestigious international academic journal in the stockbreeding field around the world. Lately, he is undergoing work on Research for Industry-University Joint Technology Development and Technological Businesses with 67 million won of research funding supported by our university’s LINK Project (industry-university collaboration). Also, as part of the LINK Project, he has built cooperation systems with 10 domestic organizations like Daejeon Chungnam Pig Raising Nonghyup, Woosung Feed, etc., and he is continuing with a number of previous industry-university collaboration projects. Professor Jung Hoon-dong Receives Red Dot Design Award Rewarded for his artwork, ‘EARTH,’ that emphasizes that we should listen to the sound of the Earth ‘EARTH’, an artwork of Professor Jung Hoon-dong (Department of Visual Communication Design) was selected as a prize winning work in the Red Dot Awards, one of the 3 major design awards of the world. Professor Jung won the prize out of a total 6,823 pieces of communication design submissions with his artwork, ‘EARTH,’ which portrays the message that we should listen to the sound of the Earth. Red Dot Design Awards, which has been held in Germany since 1955, is one of the 3 major design awards along with iF Design award (Germany) and IDEA Design Award (US). This year’s Red Dot Award Ceremony was held in Konzern House of Berlin, Germany on Oct. 24. ▶ ‘EARTH’ by Professor Jung Hoon-dong
Mo Yan, an invited professor of Dankook University since 2008, has been invited to the ‘World Author Festival’ to be held at Dankook University in Oct., 2013. In the year 2000, world famous authors like Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian, poet Go-Eun, and director Zhang Yimou were named endowed professors of Dankook University. Mo Yan (莫言, age 57), the original author of the movie ‘Red Sorghum’ and invited professor of Dankook University, was selected as the Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 2012. Mo Yan, who is known as a pro-Korean author, has been working for Dankook University since Dec. 2008 as an invited professor ever since he shared his experiences and philosophy on his literature pieces at the ‘2008 Conversations with World Authors’ visiting Dankook University after receiving an invitation from Dankook University’s International Creativity Writing Center. Mo Yan also attended the ‘World Author Festival’ hosted by Dankook University from Oct. 3-6, 2010, along with 40 other invited Nobel Prize in Literature winners and strong nominees for the prize and shared his imagination and experiences in his speech on ‘Poetic Soul of the Ocean,’ participating as a reader and a topic announcer on his work ‘Life is Difficult’. At the time, Mo Yan even donated his brush-writing ‘藝高人膽大’ (Only the bold express themselves artistically) to Dankook University. Dankook University is planning to invite Mo Yan to the ‘2013 World Author Festival’ to be held next October. Dankook University also invited Gao Xingjian (age 71), a Nobel Prize winner of 2000, as an endowed professor emeritus. Gao Xingjian participated in the ‘2011 Conversations with World Authors’ hosted by Dankook University on May 24, 2011 and lectured on ‘The End of Ideology’. Dankook University employs an impressive list of renowned scholars and talented individuals as endowed professors, including Director Zhang Yimou (Zhang Yemou), who became a world famous director by making Mo Yan’s ‘Red Sorghum’ into a movie; Poet Go-Eun, who was named for a Nobel Prize in Literature from Korea; and Kiu Zaifu, a representative scholar and literature critic of China. ▶ Professor Mo Yan, World Author Festival 2011
Professor Lee Jun-yeop was ranked No. 1 in number of engineering research papers published by Joongang Daily’s university evaluation He published 41 research papers in top international academic journals in 2012 regarding OLED related research. Professor Lee (Department of Polymer Science and Engineering) was ranked 1st nationwide for engineering research publications in the university evaluations by the Joongang Daily in 2012. According to the university evaluation data announced by Joongang Daily on Oct 9, professor Lee obtained 41.8 points in individual international research publications and was selected as a research master in the engineering field. DKU’s “Research Master” was named after reviewers evaluated 51,154 research papers published in academic journals representing the top 60% among 86,055 research papers posted in SCI level international academic journals last year by professors. The contribution rate of each professor in the relevant research papers were multiplied by the impact factor of each journal to calculate the final scores. Last year, Professor Lee developed the blue luminous OLED element, which was found to have the best efficiency rate in the world, and he posted 41 related papers in the top materials science journals. Besides that, he transferred the related technology to a domestic major company and trained many experts in the OLED field by focusing efforts on training younger students. Professor Lee graduated from Seoul National University and received his Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from the same university. He was appointed to our university in 2005. Currently, he is executing research on development of organic material for OLED, development of new OLED element structure, development of organic solar batteries, development of organic TFT, development of macromolecule nano material, etc. Professor Park Bum-jo was named among the top 10% in the List of World Economists Based on the number of downloads of his publications, according to the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB). Professor Park Bum-jo (Department of Economics) has been named among the top 10% on the List of World Economists announced by Federal Reserve Bank (FRB). At the beginning of every month, FRB’s Economic Research Division announces the list of top 10% of world economic organizations, economic academic journals and economists registered in Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) based on a table reflecting number of references, number of downloads, and international levels of research papers. Professor Park was ranked in the top 10% of world economists based on the accumulated number of downloads for the last one year in the data announced by RePEc in Aug 2012. World class scholars who are registered to RePEc include Economics Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman and economist Peter Diamond. Professor Park has been receiving recent attention in the academic world for his successful publications in financial economics and behavioral economics related to financial risk and uncertainty in the field’s famous academic journals, like Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, etc. An economic research team led by professor Park has been at the helm of the research in this field after Park was selected for a SKK (Social Sciences Korea) project of the Korea Research Foundation under the subject of ‘Future Economics Society under Uncertainty based on Behavioral Science’ (Research Manager: Professor Song Jae-eun). Professor Ahn Tae-young found new bacteria in Cheonho Lake and named it with a university name. Ahn named the bacteria ‘Flavibaterium Dankookense’ and officially registered it with the international bacterial taxonomy committee. Professor Ahn Tae-young (Department of Microbiology) found new bacteria that aren’t registered yet in academia. The research team under the direction of Professor Ahn removed the new bacteria from Cheonho Lake near Dankook University and named it “Flavobacterium Dankookense.” Flavobacterim Dankookense is a microorganism widely existing in marine environments and polar zones. Ahn published his findings in the Oct. 2012 issue of IJSEM (International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, international microorganism type taxonomy transactions), which is a world class microorganism life academic journal out of England. The prestigious IJSEM is the official journal of the International Bacteria Taxonomy Committee, which registers new bacteria discoveries. “As it is a bacterium found for the first time in the world, various academic societies and researchers are asking for papers on our results,” said a representative of Ahn’s research team. The representative continued to say that the team will focus on securing the new strain and studying the verity of microbiology including additional research on the newly found bacterium. On a side note, Professor Ahn has also found and announced various new bacteria like “Flavobacterium cheonanense”, “Flavobacterium chungnamense” and “Flavobacterium koreense”c in the past.
First Lady H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak contributed to gender equality and the improvement OF women’s rights. DKU President Chang Ho-sung pledged to exert efforts to expand exchange and cooperation in the Middle East area. Dankook University (President Chang Ho-sung) awarded an honorary doctoral degree in education to First Lady H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of former President Zaid of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after evaluation of her outstanding contributions in gender equality and women’s rights. An honorary doctoral degree presentation ceremony took place at Nanpa Music Concert Hall on October 27th (Thur) at 10:30 am, and UAE Secretary of State H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi attended on behalf of the former first lady. Secretary Maitha Salem Al Shamsi visited Dankook University Hospital and the Subsidiary Hospital of the College of Dentistry at Cheonan Campus on Oct. 26th and expressed his interest in medical exchange cooperation. “Our university has established and operated the Department of Middle East Studies since 2010,” said President Chang during a dinner reception, “And through this honorary doctoral degree presentation, we will put more efforts toward cooperating and building friendly relations with the Middle East region including UAE.” In 1973, First Lady Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak facilitated the Women’s Development Conference to further the self-regulating development of Arab women corresponding with the traditional values and moral standards of Islam. In 1975, she formed a women’s council and started a movement to eradicate the illiteracy of women. Especially, she declared 1988 as the “Year for Women’s Studies” and set a goal to eliminate illiteracy among UAE women by the year 2000, bringing huge changes in education for women. Currently, she is expanding Arab women’s local and international involvement in fields as a director of the Women’s Cooperation Committee in the Gulf Zone headquartered in Abu Dhabi. Dankook University made the decision to present the honorary doctoral degree in education to First Lady Bint Mubarak considering that she had significant influence on improving Arab women’s education and their position while improving national welfare and social welfare policies for women. ▶ Visiting Dankook University Hospital ▶ Visiting construction site for new hospital of the College of Dentistry ▶ Presentation of honorary doctoral degree ▶ Presentation of honorary doctoral degree ▶ Overall view of the event ▶ Ambassadors based in Korea and related personnel of Middle East countries participating in the event ▶ Traditional dance performance by Dept. of Dance students ▶ Traditional dance performance by Dept. of Dance students ▶ Traditional dance performance by Dept. of Dance students