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GIST Social Contribution begins in Laos
- GIST Social Contribution begins in Laos □ The GIST (President Seung Hyeon Moon) Social Contribution Team (Director Yong Chul Kim, Professor School of Life Sciences) supported members of the GIST Global Science Camp team in Laos.∘ The GIST Global Science Camp is comprised of volunteers from GIST, and their social contribution project was supported by the GIST Social Contribution Team. □ The GIST Global Science Camp started its first overseas service this year, which was held for 4 nights and 5 days from July 16 to 20, 2018. A total of 14 team members, including GIST university students, graduate students, and researchers (Representative Min-sang Cho, Department of Physics and Photon Science) volunteered in Laos. A total of 60 students participated in the event, including some 50 students who study chemical and environmental engineering at the National University of Laos and 10 students from Cancun University in Thailand.∘ This science camp focused on the theme of social and environmental issues in Laos and was designed approach problems faced by students through field-oriented lectures and experiments, such taking samples from the Mekong River or air pollution measurements. The program mainly conducted experiments that were difficult due to the lack of equipment and provided more opportunities for participating students to discover the possibility of solving the problem through in-depth consideration of the pollution problem.∘ On July 20, middle and high schools students in the city of Bungtong, which about one hour drive from the capital city of Vientiane, participated in simple experiments such as making air rockets and soap.∘ In the water purification experiment using the Mekong River, the GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System developed at GIST was demonstrated with professional training conducted by the International Environmental Research Institute. The GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System is a global social contribution project to provide safe drinking water and to promote health. □ The results of a survey conducted by local students after the completion of the entire science camp program were very positive. All 44 students who participated in the camp responded that the camp was beneficial, and 6.7 points out of 7 were given regarding their overall satisfaction of the camp. The students were very satisfied with the Global Science Camp. □ Dean Yong Chul Kim said, "GIST will continue to contribute to the social contribution activities of student clubs and group on campus, and we will build a strong foundation for the members to continue their social contribution activities." □ Through this science camp, GIST was able to embody social contribution efforts using appropriate technology while cooperating with people in developing countries. Recognizing the value of social contribution, GIST has laid the foundation for fostering global human resources and establishing a continuous relationship with the National University of Laos. □ The GIST Social Contribution Team was formed in 2017 and supports a multitude of programs such as the GIST Global Science Camp, the Learning School, Science Book Donations, Science Camp, GSOP, ICT Programs, and hosting students from Korea's costal islands.
- 등록일2018-07-31 16:14:03
Professor Joon Ha Kim fosters environmental leaders by volunteering his time and effort
- Prof. Joon Ha Kim fosters environmental leaders by volunteering his time and effort □ GIST (President Seung Hyeon Moon) – Professor Joon Ha Kim of the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering has been volunteering his time and energy to conduct a four-week "Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis Expert Education" training course for environmental experts. This training was held at Oryong Hall on every Monday since July 2, 2018, and the commencement ceremony for the course on held on July 23, 2018.∘ E-DAP (Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis Expert Education) was launched in July 2014 by the International Environmental Research Institute (IERI, Director In Seop Chang) to help educate environmental workers, public officials, and businessmen. About 50 students participate in the course every year on a first-come first-served basis. □ This training program is based on the environmental statistics and data analysis self-directed study book using R and SPSS, which was prepared by Professor Joon Ha Kim during the last 10 years, and the students apply the methods of analyzing the data obtained through experiments and field research related to environmental engineering and by applying a logical interpretation. □ In addition, E-DAP 5, which was held this year, will provide students with data analysis exercises using EDISON * simulation software and R **. The data analysis exercise was utilized to make it easier for students to apply their learning in class.* EDISON (Education-research Integration through Simulation on the Net) is a national project to develop a research and learning platform with software for national simulation based on the computing infrastructure of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) and provides a real-time environment for education, research, and industry in eight areas.** R is a programming language and software environment for statistical calculations and graphical operations. It can be used in low-end computers, and is specialized in large-volume data processing, making it ideal for big data analysis. □ Dr. Jong-seok Lee, a postdoctoral researcher (Ajou University) who completed the course, said, "I tended to see only trees when writing a paper or when working with data, and it was nice to see the big picture and the forest through Professor Joon Ha Kim's lecture."∘ Another E-DAP 5 graduate, Kyung-hwa Kang (International Climate & Environment Center), said, "We were able to learn how to accurately express the results of the analysis as well as gathering a lot of data from the results of environmental projects and research. I would like to strongly recommend GIST's educational programs, which is focused on practical training." □ Professor Joon Ha Kim said, "The environmental industry in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution requires experts with big data analysis and practical research ability using the latest science and technology. With the GIST International Environmental Research Institute, I will continue to contribute to the development of next-generation environmental leaders with the ability to handle environmental data from acquisition to application."
- 등록일2018-07-31 16:13:35
IERI introduces the GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System
- IERI introduces the GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System □ GIST (President Seung Hyeon Moon) – The International Environmental Research Institute (IERI, Director In Seop Chang) participated in the '2018 Korea Climate Technology Competition' in Seoul from July 18 to 20, 2018, and introduced the 'GIST Hope Purifier,' a non-electric water purification system based on a gravity driven membrane to supply clean drinking developing country support affected by global warming. □ The '2018 Korea Climate Technology Competition,' sponsord by the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Green Technology Center, the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and the National Research Foundation of Korea, is meant to promote various research results and innovative R&D achievements, explore global markets, and share information.∘ On the first day, GIST Professor Joon Ha Kim (former director of IERI) of School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering gave a lecture on the development of the climate industry and popularization of climate technology. He was awarded by the Ministry of Science and ICT in recognition of his contributions. ∘ Professor Joon Ha Kim said, "With this award, I will do my best to strengthen cooperation with climate technology based on global technology, and I will lead the popularization of future climate technology by expanding the area of climate industry to various academic fields." □ The 'GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System' introduced in this competition is the result of research carried out with the upport of IERI. Starting from Cambodia in 2006, the purifier uses a gravity driven membrane to purify water and has supported developing countries with insufficient drinking water.∘ The purifier can remove particulate pollutants and germs present in the water with high efficiency, and it can be used continuously for at least 10 years without special maintenance, making it easy for local people to use.∘ The GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System is a customized small-scale water treatment system that can be applied to the current situation such as filtering, disinfecting, and removing pathogenic microorganisms and heavy metals. It has been selected as one of the 15 most promising technologies by the Ministry of Science and ICT. □ IERI Director In Seop Chang said, "The Korea Climate Technology Competition was a great opportunity to present the promising technology of a global technology such as 'Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System' to visitors. GIST will continue its efforts to maximize the benefits to the world through support with the water purifier project and to help resolve climate change problems in the Asia-Pacific region." □ GIST IERI is a global research institute for proactive response to environmental and climate change, including research and education on sustainable environmental technologies, and provides education and international cooperation to improve human welfare through environmental management and sustainable development in developing countries
- 등록일2018-07-26 16:12:59
IERI participates in the 10th ICEF and introduces the GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System
- IERI participates in the 10th nternational Climate & Environment Industry Fairand introduces the GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System □ The GIST International Environmental Research Institute (IERI, Director In Seop Chang) participated in the '10th International Climate & Environmental Industry Fair' at the Kim Daejung Convention Center in Gwangju from July 11 to 13, 2018, and exhibited 'GIST Hope Water Purifier' to supply drinking water to climate-affected areas and introduced a project to support developing countries. ∘ This exhibition was hosted jointly by Gwangju City and Jeonnam Province, and it was very successful with 140 Korean and foreign companies attending on the first day, such as POSCO, Kia Motors, and GS Caltex. □ The 'GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System' project, introduced in this exhibition, began in 2006 with the Global Water Supply System Project and is a global project to provide safe drinking water supply in developing countries vulnerable to climate change.∘ The water filtration system is a water treatment device utilizing a gravity-driven membrane. The purifier relies on gravity to purify water and does not require any energy. Contaminants and impurities can be removed with high efficiency, and it can be used continuously for at least 10 years without any special maintenance, making it easy for people to use.∘ In particular, the water filtration system was developed with advanced technology so that it can be customized according to local situations such as filtering, disinfecting, and removing pathogenic microorganisms and heavy metals. □ IERI Director In Seop Chang said, "This international exhibition is a good opportunity to show global technology like the 'GIST Hope-Sharing Water Fltration System' to visitors. We plan to maximize the benefits of global social contribution by expanding the supply of water treatment equipment in cooperation with government and non-government aid organizations. □ GIST IERI is a global research institute for proactive response to environmental and climate change, including research and education on sustainable environmental technologies, and provides education and international cooperation to improve human welfare through environmental management and sustainable development in developing countries.
- 등록일2018-07-24 16:12:34
IERI participates in the Asia-Pacific Forumand introduces the achievements of the UNDP project
- IERI participates in the Asia-Pacific Forum and introduces the achievements of the UNDP project □ GIST (President Seung Hyeon Moon) – The International Environmental Research Institute (IERI, Director In Seop Chang) participated in the South-South Cooperation Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 27 to 29, 2018, and introduced the "GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System" , gravity type membrane-based powerless water filtration system. □ This regional forum, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), was held in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Action Plan (1978). Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Secretary General of the UN ESCAP, Jorge Chediek, Secretary General of UNOSSC *, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Virasakdi Futrakul, and more than 100 experts attended the meeting.* United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation∘ This forum was held in the form of a multilateral panel discussion on the principles of South-South cooperation, institutionalization, innovative and effective approaches, and strengthening of cooperation. The experts' opinions were used to discuss key issues and Official Press Release and cooperation of South-South cooperation to support developing countries. It was a place to look back.∘ The South-South Cooperation Forum was organized to provide multilateral panel discussions to find innovative and effective institutional solutions while strengthening cooperation in supporting developing countries. □ GIST IERI, which conducts water quality measurement and management training for developing countries such as Indonesia and Cambodia through 'K-UNDP * cooperation project,' participated in the exhibition and received a good evaluations by demonstrating 'GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System,' which is a gravity type membrane based powerless water purification system to help provide drinking water in developing countries.* United Nations Development Programme□ GIST IERI through the UNU-GIST Joint Program provides clean drinking water to developing countries where it is difficult to find drinking water due to climate change or natural disasters such as heavy rains, floods and droughts. GIST Hope-Sharing Water Filtration System which was selected as the best water purifier, will be continuously distributed.
- 등록일2018-07-24 16:12:03
GIST-UNU Internships provide a stepping stone into international organizations
- IERI, GIST-UNU Internships provide a stepping stone into international organizations □ On April 4, the GIST International Institute of Environment (Director Joon Ha Kim) and the academic support team announced the third iteration of the GIST-UNU Internship Program to students who are interested in international organizations. ∘ This program will provide opportunities for future scientists as well as increasing science and technology aptitude through joint research and cooperative projects with United Nations agencies. □ The International Environmental Research Institute established the GIST-UNU Internship Program in 2016 and has been working with UNU-INWEH * in Canada. GIST sent three undergraduate students to complete the internship, the the program has been expanded to include cooperation with UNU-FLORES ** in Germany. The program is now in its third year. * UNU-INWEH (United Nations University-Institute for Water, Environment and Health) ** UNU-FLORES (United Nations University-Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources) □ The 3rd GIST-UNU Internship Program will be held in UNU-INWEH, Ontario, Canada, for 8 weeks from July 1 to August 31, and students will participate in researching environmental problems related to water in developing countries. Students participating in the UNU-FLORES, Germany, will participate in the Water Resources Management, Soil and Land Use Management Research Program for three months (extendable for up to 6 months) from November to develop scientific and research skills through various experiences. The GIST and UNU-GIST Joint program will be widely publicized. ∘ In addition, students participating in the GIST-UNU Internship Program are encouraged to broaden their perspectives by interacting with experts in various fields and to develop their ability to resolve current global problems from both a technical and policy perspective. □ International Environmental Research Institute Director Joon Ha Kim said, "With the GIST-UNU Internship Program, I will continue to offer various opportunities to young people who will lead the future by predicting and adapting to a new era of global change."
- 등록일2018-04-10 16:11:42
Dr. Suil Kang of the IERI was selected as a member of the UNFCCC
- Dr. Suil Kang of the International Environmental Research Institute was selected as a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change □ Dr. Suil Kang of the International Environmental Research Institute at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST, President Seung Hyeon Moon) was selected as a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee (TEC). □ Established in 2010 by the Conference of Parties (COP), TEC is a climate technology policy organization with the Climate Technology Center Network (CTCN) *, which focuses on the technical implementation of the UNFCCC. The goal of COP is to achieve a low-carbon, climate-resilient communities, and sustainable development through various policy developments and activities to promote the development and technology transfers. * CTCN: Climate Technology Center Network (www.ctc-n.org), GIST is the 300th member of the CTCN and, Korea currently has the largest number of member organizations in the world (48). ∘ TEC is composed 20 members, including 11 members (3 from Asia and the Pacific, 3 from South America, 3 from Africa, 1 from the poorest country, 1 from a small island) and 9 members from Annex-1. ∘ For the past three years ('16 -'18), the project has been divided into six divisions (▲ technology demand evaluation ▲ reduction ▲ adaptation ▲ innovation ▲ climate technology financing ▲ latest and cross-sector issues) with progress reports given at meetings held twice a year. □ Dr. Suil Kang said, "Through the TEC, we will contribute to the achievement of a low carbon, climate-resilient communities, and sustainable development of the Paris Convention as soon as possible. We will work hard to publicize various global climate technology policies and trends in Korea, and to act as a mediator to ensure that domestic opinions are reflected in TEC's climate technology policies." □ Dr. Gwang Su-il has been working at the GIST International Environmental Research Institute since 2004. He has supported GIST-UN University's joint research on environmental and climate change related research, training, and international cooperation for developing countries. From May 2016, the Climate Technology Cooperation Team of Korea's National Designated Entity (NDE), has been cooperating with CTCN and the UNFCCC in negotiating global climate technology policies.
- 등록일2018-04-02 16:11:10
IERI hosts UNU-INWEH workshop
- IERI hosts UNU-INWEH workshop □ The GIST International Environmental Research Institute (Director Joon Ha Kim) hosted a workshop on December 8, 2017, on the first floor of the Central Library to promote cooperation with the United Nations University-Water, Environment and Health Institute (UNU-INWEH). □ This workshop is a follow-up to the UNU Internship Program. Nidhi Nagabhatla, a senior researcher at the United Nations University - Water, Environment and Health Research Institute, Canada, visited the institute and gave a special lecture entitled "Water Security Agenda" as a follow-up to the UNU Internship Program. The interns who completed the 1st and 2nd UNU internship programs announced the results of their work and discussed the results. ∘ Dr. Nadine Nabekhattra, who majored in systems science and global geospatial analysis, has led research and education development in the water ecosystem in Asia, South Africa, and Western Europe with various international organizations for more than 15 years. He is also working on scientific policy interface and competency development through academic partnership with Leibniz University in Germany and Macmaster University in Canada. □ This workshop will introduce UNU-INWEH and UN agencies to GIST students who are interested in international organizations and will encourage active participation in next year internship program by sharing local experiences of previous UNU interns. It will also provide a platform for GIST students to advance into international organizations. □ Director Joon Ha Kim said, "The reality is that major changes are unstoppable, and coping with and responding to change is now an essential element, not an option. Through this workshop, we expect that GIST students will be able to demonstrate their skills on a wider stage. " □ The International Environmental Institute has been conducting the UNU Internship Program since January 2017 with the aim of strengthening human resources exchange and cooperation with UNU-INWEH (United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health) and UNU-FLORES (United Nations University-Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources, Germany).
- 등록일2018-01-11 16:09:45
IERI hosts 2017 International Climate Change Adaptation Forum (IFOCA)
- IERI hosts International Climate Change Adaptation Forum (IFOCA) 2017 □ For the first time, the GIST International Environmental Research Institute (Director Joon Ha Kim) hosted the International Climate Change Adaptation Forum (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 12, 2017.* IFOCA 2017 (International Forum on Climate Adaptation 2017): Bridging Carbon Action with Southeast Asia. □ Co-organized by the GIST Institute for Global Environmental Studies and the Climate Technology Center-Network (CTCN) *, the forum will take a step further than the the IFOCA 2016 Forum, which focused on climate adaptation, to address "Carbon Action." It was held to provide a practical forum for the local issues in Southeast Asia and finding solutions through innovative technology and funding.* Climate Technology Center - Network (CTCN): An organization that co-ordinates and manages the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It mainly establishes a cooperation system between government, private and non-governmental organizations in developing countries to investigate and analyze technological needs and provide practical technological support for developing countries. □ This forum will be attended by senior civil servants and scientists from five developing countries in Southeast Asia that are directly affected by climate change: Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand, as well as climate technology centers that provide technical support for climate change. △ Introduction of carbon mitigation policy and climate change issues in each country △ Applying carbon reduction technology and financial strategy △ Business model success case, promotion and expansion of capacity, and expansion of cooperation. □ Participants also discussed in detail the areas of high national priorities for greenhouse gas reduction, such as energy, agriculture, industrial processes, and waste. To effectively cope with climate change, participants need a deep understanding of the real problems affecting countries, and this requires consensus on the need for close cooperation and continuous dialogue between developing and developed countries. □ Mats Rinaldo, CTCN's Climate Action Program Principal Investigator, said, "GIST is an important member of the CTCN, as well as climate technology support that has been carried out so far, as well as an important institution leading the development of preemptive response technologies by identifying the climate technology needs that are truly needed by developing countries through IFOCA. I look forward to this forum." □ Director Joon Ha Kim said, "The GIST will contribute to the development of environmental technology development and research policies so that the region can accumulate information on climate change and environmental issues in developing countries in Southeast Asia and actively respond to climate change and seek solutions. Through this forum, we cooperated with CTCN to expand the scope of our activities."
- 등록일2018-01-02 16:09:12