The future research directions of science and technology in our country have been outlined in the KNN program “Power Talk”, which was broadcasted on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
During the talk show, UNIST President Mooyoung Jung reported that the citation rate of Highly-Cited Papers (HCPs) for UNIST has reached the number one spot in the top universities ranking compiled by Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP). This assessment was based on 2010-2014 publication and citation data.
President Jung proposed the future research directions of the nation by claiming that “To enhance the nation’s economy, researchers should be mindful of export potential when conducting research.”
President Jung said, “When it comes to conducting research one should not just writing papers only, yet seek for ways to contribute to our nation’s competitiveness by creating new industries.”
Other highlights in this talk show include the fate of humanities within the field of science and technology, as well as the abolition of military exemption. Also, its future plans to establish successful models for university-industry cooperation has been also introduced.
President Jung states, “UNIST will play an active role as the ‘Think Tank’ of South Korea and the world for providing future vision, new knowledge, and innovative technology for industries.” He continued by saying, “To make UNIST, one of the world’s top 10 S&T universities by 2030, I will try my best to carry out tasks given to me with a strong sense of responsibility.”