The Foundation for Broadcast Culture (FBC) has recently acknowledged the work of a professor affiliated with UNIST and presented him with the prestigious Research-Abroad Fellow of the Year.
This fellowship award is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of Mass Media and Communication Science by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad for a period of 12 months.
This year’s fellowship award was presented to Professor Minkyu Sung of Division of General Studies in recognition of his recent work, entitled “A Study on the Content and Broadcasting Acceptance of the Television 3.0 Era”. Professor Sung will receive around 30 million KRW in subsidies to carry out academic research on various aspects relating to the smart home industry, including Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial intelligence (AI).
“I would like to take this opportunity as an important basis for examining the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ from a humanistic and social perspective,” says Professor Sung.
Professor Minkyu Sung wears many academic hat. He received his Ph.D. in the field of Interdisciplinary Cerfificate in the Project on Rhetorics of Inquiry (POROI) from University of Iowa. In 2013, Professor Sung joined the faculty of UNIST as an Assistant Professor of Division of General Studies. He is also the recipient of the Woodang Rising Scholar Paper Award, given by the Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies (KSJCS) in recognition of his outstanding achievement in journalism.