On Wednesday 22nd July, UNIST launched the 2015 UNIST Humanities Festival, bringing together gifted students from universities and high schools, specialized in Science and Technology.
This is a three-day event, held from Wednesday, July 22 to Friday, July 24, 2015. It was attended by 80 students from UNIST, KAIST, GIST, and POSTECH and 120 students from Science High Schools and Gifted High Schools.
The festival will feature academics, artists, and innovators offering special lectures, intimate conversations, and themed activities focused on topics ranging from music, art, movie, literature, design to science and technology.
The first day of the event began with the Opening Ceremony with a welcome address by Prof. Sang-Yeong Lee (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering), Dean of Student Affairs at UNIST. This was followed by a special lecture by Dr. Kyungjae Myung, Director of the IBS Center for Genomic Integrity on the topic of “The Power of the Humanities within the field of Science and Technology.”
In that lecture, Dr. Kyungjae Myung emphasized the importance of the humanities within the field of science and technology. According to Dr. Myung, “Sciences and the humanities are not different from one another. In fact, they are surprisingly interconnected.” He states, “Studying humanities will help students understand the impact that science, technology, and medicine has had on our society, thereby helping them conquer the great challenges of tomorrow.”