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PKNU received a citation from the PPS Administrator

PKNU, chosen as 'Comprehensive Evaluation of Government Commodity Management 2021' for excellence- Citation delivered from the PPS Administrator ... At the 1st celebration of Procurement Day Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) has been selected as an excellent institution in the ‘Government Comprehensive Evaluation of Commodity Management 2021’ by the Public Procurement Service (PPS). Pukyong National University received a commendation from the head of the Public Procurement Service as it was selected as an excellent institution as a result of the 'Government Commodity Management Comprehensive Evaluation' at the first commemorative event of Procurement Day held at the Government Sejong Convention Center on September 30th. The university was recognized for its contribution to efficient government commodity management by improving the goods management system, such as the real-name system for managed goods by administrative staff and the goods 3R movement, while consistently achieving excellent results in the RFID-based goods management system. In particular, the university received good evaluation for efforts such as preparing efficient standards for purchasing goods, implementing on-site commodity management services, providing efficient goods support for the establishment of a COVID-19 quarantine system, regularly disposing of unused goods, and purchasing customized goods for new buildings. During the celebration, the award ceremony was held for six excellent institutions, including Pukyong National University, and 19 public officials of merit, which received excellent evaluations in the comprehensive evaluation of government commodity management by improving services to the public and reducing budgets.

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'Open Campus Meeting' with the mayor of Busan

"The key is to expand local, industry, and university cooperation to nurture talented and create jobs"- Busan City and PKNU held an ‘Open Campus Meeting’ to communicate with industry-university cooperation on the 30th△ A view of the 'Open Campus' event ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team)Busan City (Mayor Park Hyeong-Joon) and Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held an 'Open Campus Meeting' event on the afternoon of September 30th at the Academy Hall on the 1st floor of the Dongwon Jang Bogo Hall, Pukyong National University. This is an event in which Busan Mayor Park Hyeong-Joon strengthens collaboration between local governments, industry, and universities, and visits university campuses directly to resolve local university crises, meets with young people, college students, university, and business officials, listens to various opinions, and seeks solutions. The event was held under the theme of 'Designing a new university model for revitalizing local, industry, and university cooperation', the discussion was held for about an hour with Busan city officials including such as Mayor Park Hyeong-Joon and Ko Mi-Ja, director of the Youth & Academy Start-up Bureau and Pukyong National University President Jang Young-Soo, Director Oh Jeong-Hwan of the Pukyong National University's Industry-University Cooperation Foundation, and with representatives of faculty start-up companies, campus resident companies, and student start-up companies in attendance. Busan Mayor Park Hyeong-Joon said, "In ‘Dragon Valley,’ Busan’s representative industry-academic cooperation complex created by Pukyong National University, about 260 companies currently reside and work, setting a model for local, industry, and university cooperation. In this way, I expect that when universities open their doors and local, industry, and university can cooperate, talented will be nurtured and jobs will be created for youth so that they can have hope." President Jang Young-Soo said, "Local-industry-academic cooperation is one of the areas that our university place the most importance on, and our university is making great efforts so that university education can lead to the expansion of industrial-educational networks and start-ups. I hope that today's meeting will be the starting point for a new path for local, industry, and academic cooperation." On this day, Kwon Han-Sang, CEO of NGM (Prof., Materials System Engineering) as a faculty start-up company said, “For technology-based start-ups, I think the timing of investment is really important. It is clearly necessary to expand investment not only in early start-ups but also in promising companies.", and Wu Sang-Wook, CEO of PharmCADD (Prof., Physics) said, "The reality is that in the pharmaceutical and bio industries, manpower is especially concentrated in Seoul and the metropolitan area. I think Busan also needs to build an education center that can nurture good talents in this field." In addition, a student founder Kang I-Rock, the representative of IROCK company, said, "When I was preparing to start a business, thankfully, I was able to solve many problems through the advice of the professor. I hope that the community where startups can get expert advice will become active." and Choi Eun-Gyo, ltday company CEO, said, "I felt the need for a networking platform where older and younger entrepreneurs can exchange and overcome difficulties." Meanwhile, Pukyong National University opened its 330,578 m2 Yongdang Campus in Yongdang-dong, Busan to companies, building the largest industry-university cooperation infrastructure in the southeast region and providing customized support. The university's plan is to deploy this event as an opportunity to expand and strengthen the organic cooperation system between local governments, industries, and universities. △ A group commemorative photo of the participants of the ‘Open Campus Meeting’.△ President Jang Young-Soo (right) and Mayor Park Hyeong-Joon pose for a commemorative photo in the University President's office.△ President Jang Young-Soo is speaking at the Open Campus Meeting.

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Undergraduate and graduate students collaborate for their startup inventions

3 student teams of PKNU, selected for the 'Support Project for Startup Exploration' by the NRF- Prototypes were produced and promoted for the research team's inventions ... A project with a grant KRW 98 million△ Pukyong National University students selected for the '2021 Public Technology-based Market Linked Startup Exploration Support Project'. From the left: Han Won, Kim Ye-Rin, Park Se-Bin, Lim Joo-Hee, Park Soo-Min, Lee Chae-Won, Park Seo-Hyeon, Embleton Tom James. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR Team)'A small antibody dispenser with increased convenience, a tester that can diagnose acute inflammation with a single drop of blood, and a cathode material that increases the capacity of lithium secondary batteries' Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) attracts public attention as three teams have been selected for the National Research Foundation's 'Public Technology-based Market Linked Startup Exploration Support Project of 2021 year'. The ‘public technology-based market-linked start-up search support project’ is a support project to create jobs and contribute to new market development and innovative growth by activating laboratory start-ups centered on young researchers in the laboratory. Pukyong National University has three teams selected for this project, two teams from the Biomedical Engineering, Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering, and one team from Department of Smart Green-Tech Convergence Engineering, and they receive a total of KRW 98 million grant and start making prototypes of inventions using the technology developed in the laboratory. Kim Ye-Rin (1st year in master's program) of the Department of 4.0 Industrial Convergence Bionics Engineering, and Han Won (4th Year)'s team from the Biomedical Engineering (Advisory Prof. Shin Joong-Ho) were selected for the project with the task of 'Antibody dispenser that can solve errors in results caused by direct dispensing of antibodies by researchers in the field of in vitro diagnostics'. Through this project, they produce an antibody dispenser in a small size, which was difficult to use in small laboratories due to its high price and large volume. And it is manufactured so that antigens can be quickly and easily fixed on paper by increasing user convenience. The research team (Advisory Prof. Shin Joong-Ho) with Park Se-Bin (4th grade), Lim Joo-Hee (3rd grade), Park Soo-Min (2nd year in Master's) from the 4.0 Industrial Convergence Bionics Engineering participated in the project with the task of 'High-sensitivity lateral flow immunochromatography system for detecting capillary blood CRP for infants and young children'. The goal of this project is to produce a test device that can diagnose with just a drop of blood from a fingertip or heel to solve the difficulty of collecting blood from venous blood when diagnosing acute inflammation in infants and young children. Along with this, a team (Advisory Prof. Oh Pil-Gun) of Park Seo-Hyeon (2nd Year in Master's), Lee Chae-Won (1st year in Master's), and Embleton Tom James (1st Year in Doctorate Program) from the Department of Smart Green-Tech Convergence Engineering was selected for the project 'Anode material using dual doping for lithium secondary battery with high capacity and long-life performance'. Unlike the existing method of doping only one element to the LCO cathode material of a lithium secondary battery, which had a low-capacity limit, they produced a 'cobalt-rich cathode material' that maximized structural stability and increased capacity by doping two elements.

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Public attention in using MBTI test for job preparation

PKNU announced plan to use ‘MBTI Personality Style’ for Employment Supporting- Offers 'Major-matched Job search based on MBTI' for students△ The online progress of the 'Major-matched Job search based on MBTI' program.Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced on September 28th that university operate a ‘MBTI based job search for job matching majors’ in order to increase the effect of student employment support. This program, which runs from the 27th to the 5th of next month, combines the MBTI personality type test, which is popular among people in their 20s and 30s, into the employment program. The MBTI personality type test is a test that analyzes and presents the tester as one of 16 types by dividing the four scales into two criteria: introversion/extroversion, sensory/intuition, emotion/thought, and judgment/perception. This program was prepared to increase the participation rate of students by using topics of high interest in various social media recently, and to provide opportunities for students to explore jobs that match their personalities and majors so that they can systematically explore their career paths. Pukyong National University divides its participants into eight categories, including language arts, humanities, design, business/economics, natural sciences, engineering, fisheries science, and environment/marine science, and receives a total of 150 applications and conducts the program online.    Participants can obtain basic information about the main and secondary functions, inferior functions, preference trends, etc. of each MBTI type such as INTJ (scientist type), ENTP (inventor type), and ESTJ (businessperson type) from experts. After that, each participant will be able to search for jobs that match their majors in each department. An official from Pukyong National University's University Job Center said, "We hope that this program will provide an opportunity for participants to objectively understand themselves and to set up a self-directed and rational career path."

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Introduced on the YTN Science Channel

YTN Science showed interest in the Fine Dust Observation System Technology that PKNU has'Docu S Prime' introduced the latest update of Prof. Noh Young-Min's research team△ Screen capture of a program, 'Docu S Prime'.The activities of the research team of Professor Noh Young-Min (Department of Environmental Engineering) of Pukyong National University have been introduced on the channel ‘YTN Science’. YTN Science introduced the 'Scanning LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) System' developed by Professor Noh Young-Min and his research team as an example of lidar application technology in the episode ‘Eye of Autonomous Driving, LiDAR’ of the program ‘Docu S Prime’ on September 23rd.    This broadcast introduced lidar technology, which can be said to be the core technology of the 4th industrial revolution. In the past, this technology was only used for meteorological observations, accurately drawing terrain, or guiding airplane landings, but now it is deeply involved in our daily lives.    Lidar is a compound word of light and radar, and it is a technology to check the reflection of an object by emitting a signal. Although the principle is similar to that of radar, the emitted signal is composed of short-wavelength laser pulses, enabling precise images of objects. Lidar technology has recently led to practical applications and applications such as autonomous driving technology, AR virtual reality technology, and 3D spatial model through spatial scanning, as well as farm large-scale livestock management, climate change conservation, forest management, and sewage maintenance.    In this episode, a high-resolution scanning lidar system for monitoring the distribution of fine dust concentrations developed by Professor Noh Young-Min's research team was introduced as an example of the use of lidar technology. This is a smart system that can calculate the mass concentration of fine dust by dividing it into fine dust and ultrafine dust with a high resolution of 30 m in an observation area within a 5 km radius by introducing a scanning method to lidar technology. In the episode, it is expected to be able to calculate basic data that can remotely grasp the current state of fine dust and current emission.You can check the video on the YTN Science website and YouTube (YTN Science).

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PKNU's achievements in nurturing product design experts

PKNU has produced Product Design Professional Engineers · APEC/EMF Engineers- Kang Tae-Ho · Song Gi-Yeon ... Qualified as the only engineer in Korea in the design field△ (From left) Mr. Kang Tae-Ho, Advisory Prof. Cho Joung-Hyung, and Adjunct prof. Song Gi-YeonPukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) recently announced that Kang Tae-Ho (1st Year doctorate student · Team manager of Industry Promotion Team at the Design Council Busan) and Adjunct Professor Song Gi-Yeon (Department of Industrial Design · Representative of Shift Design Consulting), an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marine Integrated Design Engineering, acquired product design engineers and APEC/EMF Engineers, respectively. Mr. Kang Tae-Ho took the recently held 124th Product Design Professional Engineering section in 2021 and finally passed this month. The Product Design Engineer is the only domestic technician qualification in the design field established to nurture professional technical personnel with practical experience required in the industrial field and theory related to product design. Only 1-4 pass this qualification test every year, and since the establishment of the qualification in 1991, a total of 34 product design engineers have been produced until last year. Along with this, Adjunct Professor Song Gi-Yeon obtained the qualification of product design professional engineers in 2010 and recently acquired the qualification at the 25th eligibility check by International Engineering Alliance (IEA). The International Technician Qualification is issued after deliberation by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) and the Technician System Development Deliberation Committee in accordance with International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA) between 21 member countries, and is recognized as the top-grade certification in each technical field. Advisory Professor Cho Joung-Hyung (Department of Industrial Design) said, "In the international market competition, mechanical performance as well as design are emerging as an important factor in determining the value of a product. I will continue to do my best to nurture excellent product design experts to contribute to the development of the design industry."

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A notable achievement for a development of HIV treatment

HIV treatment, found a way to eliminate the virus beyond suppressing- The results of the team of PKNU Prof. Kwak Min-Seok & Yeungnam University Prof. Jin Jun-O … can also be used for coronavirus△ A schematic diagram of the strategy of HIV anti-immune activity of nucleic acid nanoparticles of enhanced immunity For the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), research results showing that the virus can be removed beyond the existing treatment that suppresses the virus is drawing attention from the public.    The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) announced that a research team led by Professor Kwak Min-Seok (Department of Chemistry) of Pukyong National University and Professor Jin Jun-O (Department of Medical Biotechnology) of Yeungnam University has developed nucleic acid nanoparticles that induce immune activity.    The core of the research is to activate the immune cells and remove the infected cells by making synthetic nucleic acid molecules that the immune cells of HIV-infected patients will recognize as antigen.    When infected with HIV, the immune system gets damaged, making it vulnerable to pathogen entry, so it is most important to remove the virus and restore the damaged immune system. However, current antiviral therapy has limitations in suppressing the virus and restoring and maintaining immune function.    The research team planned and synthesized immune-enhancing nucleic acid nanoparticles with a diameter of about 14 nm (nanometer, one billionth of a meter) based on the principle of aggregation of lipid DNA molecules with immune-enhancing sequences bound to lipid nucleic acid groups that can be self-assembled in a spherical shape.    These nucleic acid nanoparticles can effectively pass through the cell membrane of the lipid bilayer structure by adding an artificial lipid structure to the nucleic acid having the CpG sequence that stimulates immune cells. In addition, since it has self-assembly properties, it does not require a drug carrier and is characterized by uniformly made small nanostructures in which various lipid nucleic acids are aggregated in a spherical shape.    The research team proved the immune cell activation ability and antiviral effect of these nucleic acid nanoparticles through experiments using the blood of HIV-infected patients. As a result, it was shown that the nucleic acid nanoparticles induce the activity of white blood cells in the patient's blood, stimulate the specialized dendritic cells to fight the virus, and secrete a large amount of cytokine protein that can fight the virus.    Professor Kwak Min-Seok of Pukyong National University said, "As the nucleic acid nanoparticles developed this time have been confirmed to induce various immune activities for virus treatment, we expect that it can be used as effective treatment for not only HIV but also coronavirus."    The research was conducted with support from the mid-level research support project promoted by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea, and was published (online) on August 27th in , which is an international academic journal of biomaterials. △ A study of molecular kinetics of cell membrane interaction of lipid-DNA immunoactive molecules. △ Effect of nucleic acid nanoparticles on immune cell activation and eradication of HIV-1 and latency reversal of HIV-1

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Recognized as 'Excellent' for innovative aspects

PKNU obtained the 'Excellent' in the annual comprehensive evaluation of the Supporting Program for University Innovation- Incl. Additional Support of 2.45 billion won, 8 billion won of the project cost will be invested this year alonePukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) achieved the highest grade of ‘A’ in the annual evaluation of the second year and the comprehensive evaluation of the first to third years of the Supporting Program for University Innovation implemented by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation.    The Support Project for University Innovation is a financial support project that supports the establishment of a future-oriented creative talent nurturing system that will lead the national innovative growth through autonomous innovation of universities in response to the coming changes in the future society. The project implementation period is from 2019 to 2021, and the recipients of support are 143 universities across the country.'    Pukyong National University has experience in promoting educational innovation, such as establishing local communities, future industries, national policies, and student-specific demand-based specialization directions according to the development plan, nurturing talents in response to new industries, and introducing a convergence education system that goes beyond a single discipline.    In this evaluation, Pukyong National University received excellent evaluations for its efforts to innovate knowledge-based education into competency-based education, in conjunction with the reform of the academic structure such as the establishment of the College of Information Technology and Convergence, the College of Liberal Arts, and the establishment of the integrated undergrad program, as well as the human resources and major education goals.    Pukyong National University will receive an additional 2.45 billion won through this evaluation, and plans to invest a total of 8 billion won for the support program this year.

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The laboratory that has been accredited for safety management is?

PKNU's Virus Lab has been re-accredited as a ‘Laboratory Recognized for Excellence in Safety Management’- Head Prof. Choi Tae-Jin from the Dept. of Microbiology … Achievements following accreditation in 2019△ Virus Lab, Department of MicrobiologyPukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo), Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, Virus Lab (Head Prof. Choi Tae-Jin) was re-accredited as an ‘Excellence in Safety Management Lab’.    The Virus Lab of the Department of Microbiology has been recently re-accredited in the second round of 2021 screening to select laboratories with excellent safety management, hosted by the National Research Safety Headquarters (NRSH) under the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT). The validation period is 2 years.    The ‘Accreditation System for Excellent Safety Management Lab’ is a system that grants accreditation to excellent laboratories by evaluating the safety environment system, safety environment activity level, and safety awareness of safety management personnel through screening by experts in this field.    The Virus Lab of the Department of Microbiology at Pukyong National University was selected as the best laboratory in the screening conducted in 2019 and received the Award of Ministry of Science and ICT. Following this, through continuous safety management, the laboratory has achieved the result of being re-certified this time.    Professor Choi Tae-Jin stressed, "To obtain this accreditation, additional work is required for research activities, such as the management of over 700 safety management manuals and 10 types of documents, but I think it is a necessary system for safe research activities. Especially, companies and research institutes have recently implemented this system, which helps students find employment, so efforts to promote this system are necessary."    He continued, "It is necessary to expand the certification of excellent safety management laboratories by referring to cases of other universities that have secured many excellent laboratories in safety management, and for this, we will make efforts to actively share our experiences."    Pukyong National University is undertaking various tasks related to laboratory safety management, such as operating a Center for Safety Management headed by the Vice President for External Affairs and Development. The Center for Safety Management plans to strengthen material and institutional support to expand the safety management excellent laboratory certification project, and use the re-accredited virus laboratory as an educational model for teachers who are interested in certification of excellent safety management laboratory, such as new teachers.

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Researching solutions to imbalances in real estate prices with AI.

Finding solutions to real estate problems through business economic theory & AI fusion research- Prof. Ahn Se-Ryoong at PKNU, selected for a large-scale national project in the humanities and society … Approx. 400 million won Research funds    To find the cause and solution of the imbalance in real estate prices, fusion research using artificial intelligence techniques such as machine learning data analysis as well as business economic theory is being promoted nationally, attracting public attention.    A research team led by Professor Ahn Se-Ryoong of Pukyong National University (Business Administration) announced on September 15th that the research team would be selected as a joint research project for the Humanities and Social Sciences of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) to conduct research titled 'Analysis of the real estate market and household wealth imbalance: Focusing on the convergence approach'    The joint research team, including Professor Ahn, who is in charge of this study, Kim Hyeong-Jun (Dept. of Business Administration) from Yeungnam University, Ryu Du-Jin (Dept. of Economics) from Sungkyunkwan University, Seok Sang-Ik (Dept. of Business Administration) from the University of Ulsan, and Hong Jeong-Eui (School of Management and Economics) of Handong Global University, will carry out the research with a research grant of 400 million won approximately for three years by June 2024. This grant is a rare and large amount for a research project in the humanities and social sciences.    The goal of this joint research project is to derive the causes and solutions of problems related to △access to housing finance, disparities in wealth, △deepening disparities between generations, and △disparities between regions through the real estate market.    In particular, the team plans to conduct research in a way that has never been attempted before, systematic, and empirical models using machine learning data analysis techniques such as data crawling and agent-based simulation, as well as theories in management and economics.    For this, young professors in their 30~40s who majored in applied economics, mathematics, computers, and electronic engineering, as well as majors in business and economics, are the key members to conduct fusion research in the financial and banking field based on artificial intelligence. will perform    Through this research, the research team is looking forward to finding ways to consider the underprivileged by diagnosing the effects of housing and financial policies, including suggesting the causes of the housing and asset gap in the process of economic development and countermeasures by comparing national policies. In addition, they expect that this will provide comparative analysis data of overseas policy cases that can be used for real estate policy and investment decision-making.    Professor Ahn, who oversees the research, said, "Through simulation of domestic housing policy, I am expecting that this research will present meaningful results on the real estate market and household asset market, which are continuously being talked about as a result of quantitatively estimating the effects of various housing policies and deriving policy recommendations."