UNIST has been recognized at the 2019 National R&D Performance Evaluation Ceremony, held by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) on Friday, December 20, 2019.
Took place in Government Sejong Convention Center (SCC), the ceremony has been attended by 300 guests, including award recipients and their families.
At the ceremony, by being evaluated as an excellent institution, UNIST was given the Prime Minister’s commendation for its contribution to the national development through science and technology. As for Group Commendation, UNIST and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science were given the honor on that day.
“UNIST was given the honor in recognition of its capability to attract and retain talented researchers and thereby being able to achieve the highest level of research capacity in Korea,” says a representative from the Ministry of Science and ICT. “Besides, UNIST received a favorable evaluation in the area of efficient education operational plan, such as the activation of the regional economics through the establishment of the governmental-university cooperation model, as well as the privately-led startup support system.
In addition to the group commendation, two individuals from UNIST received the commendations from the Minister of Science and ICT.
As for the field of Institutional Evaluation, Research Professor Kyung A Son (UNIST Innovation Center) received a meritorious medal in recognition of her exemplary service. Besides, as for the area of Research Facility ‧ Equipment Management & Utilization, Team Leader Young Ki Kim (Research Support Team, UNIST) was given the honor.
Besides, Distinguished Professor Rodney S. Ruoff (School of Natural Science), who also serves as a director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) at UNIST, had his name put on the recipient list of MIST Minister’s commendation. This honor has been given to Professor Ruoff was given this honor for distingushing himself with inclusion in the list of ‘2019 National Top 100 R&D Performance’, as a IBS researcher.
Meanwhile, the National R&D Performance Evaluation Ceremony, has been held annually since 2003 with the purpose of boosting morale and raising the spirit of challenge among researchers. This year, a total of 139 prizes have been awarded, including 22 government prizes and 117 commendations from the Minister of Science and ICT.