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PKNU students involved in the SUP experience program for the blind

“Enjoy the full attractions of SUP with the visually impaired”- PKNU public relations ambassador students held a SUP experience program on the 23rd△ Visually impaired people enjoying the SUP experience program.The idea of local university students who planned a SUP experience program for the visually impaired at the Korean competition of the APP world tour held in Busan for the first time in Korea is attracting people's attention. On the first day of the '2022 APP WORLD TOUR BUSAN SUP OPEN', which is jointly organized by KAPP and Suyeong Office in Busan, the students of public relations ambassador, 'Blue' from Pukyong National University, near Gwangalli Beach, Busan, held a SUP experience program for the visually impaired. Pukyong National University students designed for students from Busan school for the blind with KAPP to support visually impaired people feel the charm of SUP as the sports SUP, which stands on a board and paddles on the sea, has recently become popular and the first APP world tour is held in Korea. On the 23rd, 15 students from Pukyong National University’s public relations ambassador 'Blue' joined a SUP experience program with 13 students from Busan school for the blind in a specially prepared 20m×10m pool on the white sandy beach of Gwangalli Beach. Pukyong National University students who received SUP training in advance pair up with students of various ages from 20s to 60s from Busan school for the blind, and helped them to enjoy fun and safe activities such as paddling (rowing) and yoga on the board. Among the various SUP-related events such as professional and amateur races and general races in the APP world tour Korea, this event was evaluated as particularly meaningful by providing an opportunity to experience SUP for the visually impaired who had difficulty in accessing marine sports. Park Bo-Seung (2nd-year student in Safety engineering), the leader of Blue, Pukyong National University's public relations ambassador, said, "We hope that it was a good opportunity for the visually impaired to overcome their fear of water and heal their body and mind through SUP activities, which were difficult to try at other times."

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What are the effects of the jet stream as the Arctic temperature rises?

“The arctic temperature rises may affect the jet stream pattern.”- Prof. Moon Woo-Seok's research team at PKNU published research results in , a famous global academic journal△ Prof. Moon Woo-Seok (left), an image showing an increase in the arctic temperature and fluctuations in the jet stream.Recently, as concerns about abnormal climates are growing around the world, a research result showing that the increase in temperature in the arctic affects the fluctuations of the jetstream is attracting academia attention. Professor Moon Woo-Seok’s team at Pukyong National University (Environmental atmospheric sciences) conducted joint research with professor John Wettlaufer from Yale university, USA, and published a paper ‘Wavier jet streams driven by zonally asymmetric surface thermal forcing' containing the research results recently and announced that it was published in (Proceedings of the national academy of sciences of the United states), a world-renowned academic journal. With the arctic warming four times faster than the global average, there has been growing interest in recent years about how the rapid rise in temperature in the arctic is related to the occurrence of abnormal climates. Until now, controversy has continued, with the hypothesis that the mid-latitude jet stream may be shaken due to an increase in the Arctic temperature, and opposing studies suggesting that the role of the Arctic in the change of the mid-latitude jet stream may be limited. However, both claims lacked theoretical or experimental evidence. In this study, prof. Moon's research team conducted computer experiments such as theoretical research and numerical simulations to present a theoretical basis for the first time in the academia. Through the study, the research team proved that the intensity of the jet stream weakens as the arctic temperature rises, and that when the intensity falls below a certain value, large-scale wave phenomena that connect to the upper atmosphere can occur rather than a reaction limited to the surface of the earth. The research team suggests that as the average velocity of the jet stream falls, the wave of the jet stream can become stronger as well. Prof. Moon said, “The study clarifies that temperature changes in the Arctic are an important factor that can increase extreme weather events not only in the region but also globally, especially in the mid-latitudes where we live,” and he added, “Especially, it is necessary to simultaneously study changes in the Arctic in order to find out the extent of climate change in Korea located in the middle of the mid-latitudes and the severity of meteorological disasters. I also think that the role of the Polar Research Institute, which visits the polar regions every year to study the climate conditions of the Arctic, should be further strengthened.”

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Faculty from 27 Chinese universities start master's and doctoral programs at PKNU

PKNU graduate school degree program is ‘popular’ among faculty of overseas universities- 30 faculty members from 27 universities in China admitted… OT held on the 15th△ Group commemorative photo of OT participants of the ‘global PKNU graduate school degree program for faculty from overseas universities. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team) Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held an orientation for ‘graduate degree program for faculty from global PKNU overseas universities for the 2nd semester of 2022’ at the Leadership hall on the 3rd floor of Dongwon Jang Bogo building on the morning of September 15th. This course, which Pukyong National University has been running since the first semester, is a graduate school master's and doctoral program opened for faculty from Chinese university with the goal of expanding the global network. Following the admission of 30 students from 23 universities in the first semester, 30 students entered the second semester as well. On this day, 30 professors and staff from 27 universities, including Guangzhou maritime university, Nanyang normal university, Chongqing safety engineering institute, and Tianjin university of technology, participated in this program and started the full-fledged degree program, starting with acquiring information about the future curriculum and academic administration. The participants gathered from all over China and will complete the ph.d. program (26 people) and the master's program (4 people) from Pukyong National University's interdisciplinary program of educational consulting, department of international & area studies, global regional studies, department of industrial design, English language and literature, Japanese language and literature, Chinese studies, and department of physical. They will receive a degree after completing all regular courses such as the Korean language course, common subjects, field studies, major credits, and graduation thesis. Pukyong National University plans to expand its operation every year, including identifying additional people who want to participate, as interest in graduate school degree programs for faculty from Chinese universities continues.

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Collaborating with the Seoul national university

Signed an academic exchange agreement between PKNU and SNU- on the 6th at main-building of SNU, both decided to cooperate in the operation of the joint curriculum△ President Jang Young-Soo (left) and president Suh Soon-Tak are taking a commemorative photo after signing an agreement.Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) and Seoul national university (president Suh Soon-Tak) signed an agreement for academic exchange on September 6th. President Jang Young-Soo and President Seo Soon-Tak signed an agreement this morning in the conference room on the 7th floor of the main building located on Seoul national university, and decided to exchange and cooperate in the fields of education and research in order for both universities to actively respond to the changes of the times and grow and develop into universities in the world. According to this agreement, Pukyong National University and Seoul National University cooperate in business cooperation fields such as national projects to create a shared and cooperative ecosystem by signing on mutual exchange of professors and research personnel, operation of a joint curriculum, exchange between students (including graduate students) and mutual credit recognition system, joint research and joint holding of academic conferences, academic materials and publications, etc.Pukyong National University and Seoul national university have cooperated in the development of higher education and nurture of future talents in the region as members of the Korean association of state-centric public university presidents.△ Participants of the signing ceremony are taking a group photo.

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Pukyong National University swept the boards in the Patent strategy contest

PKNU won the 2022 Busan patent strategy contest- swept the grand, best, and excellent prize△ A group photo of the winners.Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) students swept the grand prize, best prize and excellence prize at the '2022 Busan patent strategy contest' held at the Dongwon Jang Bogo Hall of Pukyong National University recently hosted by the Korean intellectual property office, Busan metropolitan city, and Korea invention promotion association and organized by the Regional Intellectual property center and Pukyong National University.Pukyong National University's sophomores in Industrial chemistry, Kim Hae-Ri, Shin Yu-Jin, and Lee Joo-Yeon, were recognized as the best patent strategy ideas in this competition and were awarded the grand prize from the president of the Korea invention promotion association. The prize money is 1 million won. They reviewed market trends and related patent trends for industrial safety gloves with puncture resistance that Jangmi gloves presented, and selected key patents and presented an appropriate patent strategy for the company and received good reviews. At the same time, the team of 4th graders, Heo Jae-Seong, Park Ji-Young, and Moon Ji-Hyeon of the department of chemistry at Pukyong National University received the best award and prize money of 750,000 won from small and medium-sized venture companies in this competition. Choi Ji-Won, a 4th year student in the department of chemistry, Ahn Dong-Yoon, a sophomore in the Nanotechnology engineering, Ahn Hyeon-Woo, a sophomore in the department of smart green-tech convergence engineering, Han Nara, a 3rd year student in the food and nutrition, and Shin Ye-Seol received the excellence award and a prize of 500,000 won.The Busan patent strategy contest, which marks its 5th anniversary this year, is a competition in which companies present problems and students (graduate) from local universities present creative patent strategies.In this year's competition, a total of 103 students from 41 teams from universities in Busan, including Pukyong National University, participated the contest and competed for their ideas on problems posed by 15 Busan local companies, including Jangmi gloves, Conotek, and the Cook Korea, for 7 strategic industries in Busan.After Pukyong National University was selected as the operating university for the IP regional talent nurturing program, it participated in this competition as part of the program of the job-linked IP regional talent nurturing group (leader Yang Ji-Young, professor in Food and nutrition) and achieved excellent results.

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Recognized as an excellent educational institution for Japanese students

PKNU in Busan opens the door for Japanese students to study in Korea and cultural exchange- selected as a university to host a Korea-Japan joint international student exchange program Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that it was selected as a 'joint university higher education exchange program between Korea and Japan for the 2023-2025 academic year' by the Ministry of education's National institute for international education. This project is to enhance understanding of Korea by providing 40 Japanese students a year with the opportunity to study at Korean universities, and to nurture them into talented pro-Korean and knowledgeable people about Korea. Pukyong National University, which has the largest number of foreign students in Busan (www.acdemyinfo.go.kr, 2022), has cooperated with 37 leading Japanese universities such as Kyoto university (ranked 33rd, QS world university rankings), Tohoku university (ranked 82nd), Hokkaido university (ranked 145th), university of Tsukuba (ranked 285th), and other leading Japanese universities, and it has expanded exchanges by attracting additional excellent international students. Currently, the number of Japanese students studying at Pukyong National University ranks third among all 65 countries after China and Vietnam. Accordingly, Pukyong National University will operate master's and doctoral degree programs, undergraduate one-year courses, and Korean language preparatory courses from next year, and select excellent Japanese scholarship students to support Korean language education, tuition, living expenses, insurance, and air tickets. As Pukyong National University has been selected for this project, it is planning to resume international student exchanges, as well as cultural exchange events between Korea and Japan, such as the Asakura festival and homestay program in Tsushima, which have been suspended since 2019 due to the corona virus. Pukyong National University has dispatched 332 students from 1996 to 2019 at the invitation of Asakura city to the Asakura citizens festival in Fukuoka, one of Japan's representative regional festivals. Also, at the invitation of Tsushima city in Nagasaki, 186 students participated in the Tsushima homestay program from 2005 to 2019. Meanwhile, Pukyong National University was selected for the 2023-2025 government-invited Global Korea scholarship program prior to this project, and is recognized as an excellent educational institution for international students.

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A 'grand prize' winner of the excellent thesis contest on environmental law for graduate students

'Academia pays attention' to a new interpretation of the law to improve the environmental inequality of marine pollution- Dr. Choi Seok-Moon of PKNU won the grand prize in the thesis contest of the Korean environmental law associationA legal interpretative method to improve the environmental inequality of marine pollution, which causes great damage not only to sea creatures but also to the socially disadvantaged, is drawing attention from academia. Choi Seok-Moon (Ph.D. program graduate) from the department of law at Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) won the grand prize (from environment minister) in the 13th graduate student environmental law excellent thesis contest hosted by the Korean environmental law association (Director Ham Tae-Seong) recently held at Kookmin university with his thesis 'A legal study to improve the environmental inequality of marine pollution' (academic advisor Park Jong-Won). The prize money is two million won. In this paper, Choi received the most excellent evaluation for suggesting a legal interpretative method based on the legal theory of environmental justice in order to solve the problem of environmental inequality suffered by the socially disadvantaged such as local residents or the next generation due to marine pollution. Choi pointed out problems in this paper, "The socially underprivileged do not fully enjoy the benefits provided by the marine environment and bear the risk of marine pollution, not getting enough information about marine pollution and formally participating in the decision-making process and they are experiencing environmental inequality in that they do not receive prompt and sufficient relief from marine pollution damage." To solve this problem, he proposed a plan to expand the effect of environmental rights and equal rights, strengthen active examination of defects in marine environmental impact assessment, ensure access to information on marine pollution damage, and distribute practical responsibilities to those responsible for marine pollution. In his thesis, he is emphasizing "Since the damage caused by marine pollution is widespread and it is difficult to prove a causal relationship, the judiciary should recognize the specific effect of the environmental right so that the victim can directly exercise the right to claim for removal of disturbance and a claim for damages," and saying "In addition, it is necessary to strictly apply the excessive prohibit principle to strengthen the national environmental protection obligation against marine pollution and to strictly examine environmental inequality caused by marine pollution according to the proportional principle." He suggested, "The judiciary should actively examine the substantive and procedural flaws of the marine environmental impact assessment, guarantee access to information on marine pollution damage to the socially disadvantaged, and expand the scope of recognition of the qualifications for marine pollution damage lawsuits," and added, "In addition, the scope of the factors of the cause of pollution should be interpreted in a way that includes the person who caused the pollution and carefully judges the damage and value of the marine environment itself in administrative litigation."

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Development of a new technology that can produce electricity with a micro magnetic field

Academia pays attention to research related to driving IoT sensors with discarded micromagnetic fields- Prof. Hwang Gun-Tae's team at PKNU ... succeeded in driving IoT sensors by increasing energy output by 10 times△ A schematic diagram of a hybrid magnetic field energy harvesting system.  A new technology that produces electric energy that can drive Internet of Things (IoT) sensors using a discarded micro-magnetic field is drawing attention from academia. Professor Hwang Gun-Tae (major of materials engineering) research team from Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced on September 1 that in collaboration with dr. Jang Jong-Moon's team at the Korea institute of materials science, professor Lee Sam-Nyeong's team from Korea maritime and ocean university, and professor Ryu Jeong-Ho's team from Yeungnam university, they have developed a 'magnetic field-driven hybrid energy harvesting device' with the highest output that can drive multi-functional IoT sensors.IoT, which has emerged as the core technology of the 4th industry, combines multi-function sensors and wireless communication functions, and can be utilized in society and industries, such as unmanned monitoring and early warning of national infrastructure. However, it is more important to ensure that electric energy can be smoothly supplied to the IoT sensor. It is inefficient to replace the batteries of many IoT sensors one by one, and it is difficult to periodically replace the batteries of IoT sensors installed in inaccessible places. In order to use the IoT sensor as an energy source, the magnetic field energy harvesting system, which collects micro-electric fields that are inevitably generated from power lines everywhere around us and converts them into energy, is a new and renewable energy technology that has been actively studied until recently.The previously developed magnetic field energy harvesting technology had a problem that real-time operation of multi-functional IoT sensors consuming tens of mW was impossible because the energy generation output was very low at the level of several milliwatts (mW).The hybrid magnetic field energy harvesting device developed by Professor Hwang Gun-Tae's team at Pukyong National University succeeded in outputting energy of up to 60 mW, which is about 10 times higher than that of the previous one. This research team succeeded in continuously driving a multifunctional IoT sensor that detects humidity, temperature, ultraviolet rays, light quantity, organic compounds, carbon dioxide, pressure, noise, and magnetic field in real time by applying this device. The research team discovered a new mechanical resonance mode while applying a hybrid method that simultaneously applies the piezoelectric effect and electromagnetic induction effect for the first time in the world. They introduced the new technology they discovered into a hybrid magnetic field energy harvesting device, and succeeded in dramatically increasing the energy generation output by controlling the oxygen vacancy concentration of Pb materials (Mg1/3Nb2/3) O3-Pb (Zr, Ti) O3(PMN-PZT) used to generate the piezo-electric effect. The study was supported by the National research foundation and the Korea institute of materials science, and the results of this study were recently published as a cover paper in (IF: 19.9), a world-renowned academic journal in the field of materials engineering. △ Operation of multi-function IoT sensor using hybrid magnetic field energy harvesting (left) and item of multi-function IoT sensing (right)△ An image of the paper cover.

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A global campus where university students from all over the world study together

A new record of 26 global graduate scholarship students invited by the government entered PKNU- consecutively selected as the 'government-invited learning university for foreigners' and 'Korea-Japan joint university'△ New students of the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) graduate program in the second semester of the 2022 academic year at Pukyong National University pose for a commemorative photo after orientation. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team)Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced on August 30 that it has attracted 26 students, a record number of freshmen for the GKS graduate program in the second semester of the 2022 academic year.Pukyong National University held an orientation for new students in the graduate program for Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) this morning in the Somin hall on the second floor of the Mirae building with 26 people attending, including Rudak Milan (Ph.D student in chemical engineering) from Belarus. Since Pukyong National University was selected for GKS by the National Institute of International Education by the Ministry of Education in 2008, Pukyong National University has attracted a total of 133 international students to its graduate programs through this project. The number of 26 freshmen this semester is the largest in a single semester. The GKS program is the government's representative international scholarship program that supports the acquisition of domestic university degrees by selecting outstanding talents from around the world to build a close international network with Korea and enhance the global competitiveness of universities. In particular, Pukyong National University has recently been selected as a GKS university by the National institute for international education from 2023 to 2025 and as a joint high education exchange project university between Korea and Japan from 2023 to 2025, gaining momentum in attracting and educational activities for outstanding international students. Meanwhile, Pukyong National University currently (as of April 2022) has 1,542 foreign students from 65 countries studying in graduate school, undergraduate, exchange, and language training courses. △ A view of the orientation site.

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"Heartiest congratulations on your graduation"

Pukyong National University held a graduation ceremony in August 2022- on·offline ceremony at the university theater on the 26th... 1,242 graduates△ Graduates taking a commemorative photo with a large sperm whale masked doll of 'Baekyong(ee)', the mascot of Pukyong National University. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team)Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held the August 2022 degree conferment ceremony online and offline at the university theater on the morning of August 26th. Pukyong National University has a total of 1,242 degree recipients in August 2022, including 82 Ph.D. students, 250 masters, and 910 bachelors.At the ceremony, students Kim Mi-Ji (department of applied mathematics) received the President's Award and Song Jin-Beom (department of mechanical and shipbuilding convergence engineering) received the president award from the alumni association for outstanding undergraduate grades at the event.Pukyong University also held an event to take a commemorative photo with a large masked doll of the university mascot 'Baekyong(ee)' in the shape of a sperm whale so that graduates could build memories on campus.President Jang Young-Soo emphasized at the graduation ceremony that day, saying, "I am so proud and proud of all of you who have earned an honorable degree," he added, "Sometimes the reality that lies ahead of you may be grim and difficult, but don't underestimate the things you've accomplished so far. You've already made things a lot." He continued, "I wish you enjoy an indefinite fear of a new start and experience the amazing experience of discovering yourself in another way", and "I hope that each step you take will lead to love not only for yourself, but also for your neighbors and regions, your country and the world." △ A view of Pukyong National University's 2022 graduation ceremony△ Attendees at the graduation ceremony salute the national flag.△ President Jang Young-Soo salutes the national flag.△ President Jang Young-Soo is conferring the degree.△ Lee Seung-Cheol, president of the alumni association, presents the alumni president's award