SEOUL, KOREA – Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) ranked fifth in THE (Times Higher Education) Asia University Rankings, released for the first time by the Times Higher Education (THE), a weekly magazine based in London reporting specifically on news and other issues related to higher education.
# On August 23, Seoul National University (SNU)’s research team announced that it had succeeded in porcine-to-monkey transplantation of islets of Langerhans by using its independently-developed antibody “MD-3.”
SEOUL, KOREA – One of the hot topics in the Consumer Electronics Show this year was the demonstration of a 55-inch AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) television by Samsung and LG. OLED displays have been in the spotlight since the early 2000s. The screens require no backlight and are therefore thinner, lighter, and capable of superior color reproduction compared to LCDs.
SEOUL, KOREA – As the number of elderly people grows worldwide as the result of higher average life expectancy, the number of people living with dementia is also rapidly on the rise. According to the WHO, nearly 35.6 million people live with dementia worldwide. The number is expected to double by 2030 (65.7 million) and more than triple by 2050 (115.4 million).
Back in 1981, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) became the first to purchase an electron microscope in Korea. At that time, companies had no official channels to use the electron microscope, so they had to ask a favor of their acquaintances or buy college students lunch to get their hands on the electron microscope.
SEOUL, KOREA - "Big Data is expected to become a tool which will ultimately lead to a smart revolution," Hwang Seung-ku, director of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), stated.
The Information Professional Association of Korea (IPAK) held a breakfast seminar on April 18th at the JW Marriot Hotel in Seoul. Joo, Dae Joon, vice president of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and director of National Security and Cyber Terror in KAIST spoke on the issue of ‘National Security and Cyber Terror’.
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