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PKNU took 2nd place in the contest of using geo resources data & AI, 2023- Team of Jang Min-Kyung, Yang Ho-Joon, Lee Jung-Seo received 1 million won cash prize△ (From the left) Yang Ho-Joon, Jang Min-Kyung, Lee Jung-Seo winning the 2nd award and taking a photograph. Pukyong National University announced that the second-year team (advisor Choi Yo-Soon) from the department of energy resources engineering of Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) won the second award at the contest of using geo resources data & AI, 2023. They won an award at this contest held by the Korea institute of geoscience and mineral resources with the idea of 'developing a mobile game using geo big data to strengthen communication with the public in the field of geo resources'. The cash prize was 1 million won. The contest of using geo resources data & AI is a contest held to develop analysis and use cases using the geo big data open platform and individually owned research data and to present artificial intelligence models and utilization plans. This year, under the theme of 'value of a scarce earth, idea challenge for a better future', winners were selected through document and presentation screening in the data utilization and idea sector and AI model development sectors. The students from Pukyong National University received an excellent evaluation from the evaluation group for suggesting a plan to develop a mobile game that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can enjoy by using various materials provided by the geo big data open platform as content. Pukyong National University continues to achieve excellent results in this competition, winning the top award in 2021 and the second award in 2022, and winning the second award this year as well.
PKNU operates Korea first 'smart aquaculture big data center'- The Ministry of maritime affairs and fisheries project hosted by Busan city achieving innovation in the aquaculture industry by investing 13 billion won The Korea first 'smart aquaculture big data center' is planned to set in Pukyong National University in Yongdang, Busan. The smart aquaculture big data center is a platform to collect, analyze, and standardize big data from aquaculture facilities centered on six smart aquaculture clusters in Korea, including Busan, to increase aquaculture productivity and draw the best firming conditions. The Ministry of maritime affairs and fisheries held a public offering for a project to build a smart aquaculture big data center for local governments in Korea. Recognized for being Korean number one center for processing and distributing marine products, its track record in marine and fisheries research, infrastructure for educational institutions, and ecosystem and geographical requirements for the data industry, the city of Busan nominated Pukyong National University as the operating institution, the university was finally selected for the project. The smart aquaculture big data center is planned to be built in engineering building #9 at Pukyong National University by investing 13 billion won by 2025. It is located on the Yongdang campus, which is being created as an urban high-tech industrial complex through the campus innovation park project, another government financial support project, so it is easy to converge and connect with related industrial fields, and it is evaluated as the optimal location because 100% of telecommunication company dedicated lines can be underground. Once this center is built, it will be possible to provide customized data services to public institutions, researchers, universities, companies, and citizens by analyzing big data collected from private fish farms as well as the smart aquaculture cluster located in Busan, Goseong in Gyeongnam, Shinan-gun in Jeonnam, Pohang-si in Gyeongbuk, Gangwon, Jeju using artificial intelligence (AI). Following the smart aquaculture test bed currently being built at Pukyong National University fisheries science research institute (Dongbaek-ri, Gijang-gun), Busan city will also host this smart aquaculture big data center, giving further momentum to the smart aquaculture industry growth roadmap to create large-scale smart aquaculture farms in the future. After establishing a strategic plan this year, Pukyong National University and Busan city plan to complete detailed design, remodeling work, and server infrastructure construction next year, followed by construction of a diagnostic system by 2025. Once the construction of the smart aquaculture big data center is completed, it is expected to serve as a key platform for creating high added value in the fisheries industry as it can increase productivity by optimizing sustainable aquaculture environment through data-based aquaculture and ensure stability by predicting supply and demand of aquaculture organisms through data analysis.
The acceptance rate for 2024 nonscheduled admission is 7.03:1- 20,524 applicants applied for the 2,921 fixed quota admissions, 7.37:1 acceptance rate Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that the competition rate for nonscheduled admissions of 2024 school year recorded 7.03 to 1. Pukyong National University admissions office (director Gong Seung-Pyo) announced that the results of the 2024 nonscheduled admissions, which closed on the 15th, showed that 20,524 applicants applied for 2,921 fixed number of admissions, recording an overall acceptance rate of 7.03 to 1. The acceptance rate within the entrance quota was 7.37 to 1 (2,598 quota / 19,155 applicants). Last year, the acceptance rate for nonscheduled admissions at Pukyong National University was 7.13 to 1 overall (2,890 quota / 20,605 applicants) and 7.48 to 1 for the entrance quota (2,571 quota / 19,239 applicants). By the criteria for admission in the entrance quota, the acceptance rate in the academic accomplishment category was 5.47 to 1 (1,421 quota / 7,776 applicants), 6.82 to 1 (444 quota / 3,027 applicants) in the regional innovative talents, 18.2 to 1 (20 quota / 364 applicants) in the special talents, 12.14 to 1 (566 quota / 6,870) in the student record talents, 6.23 to 1 (104 quota / 648 applicants) in the social consideration categoryⅠ, 19.5 to 1 (20 quota / 390 applicants) in the social consideration category Ⅱ, 18 to 1 (1 quota / 18 applicants) in the social consideration category Ⅲ, 2.82 to 1 (22 quota / 62 applicants) in the lifetime learner category. In the special screening admissions, the acceptance rate for residents of farming and fishing towns was 6.53 to 1 (93 quota / 607 applicants), the future talent was 3.91 to 1 (56 quota / 219 applicants), the specialized high school was 11.71 to 1 (34 quota / 398 applicants), and the special admission for specialized high school graduates was 1.04 to 1 (140 quota / 145 applicants). Departments with the highest acceptance rates included the department of applied mathematics in the category of students with academic accomplishment with a competition rate of 15 to 1 (14 quota / 210 applicants), the department of law in the category of regional innovative talent with a competition rate of 26.67 to 1 (6 quota / 160 applicants), and the division of international and area studies in the category of school record talents with a competition rate of 49.33 to 1 (6 quota / 296 applicants).
PKNU students decorating the campus mural, a walking spot for citizens- students from the PKNU social contribution volunteer group, Jeolyoung club, and others decorated a 100m section with murals.△ Mural painting voluntary service. Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) students carried out a 'mural painting volunteer work' on September 9th and 10th, decorating the campus, a popular walking spot for citizens. About 140 people, including Pukyong National University's PKNU social contribution volunteer group, Jeolyoung club (means generosity that benefits others), and local youth, filled the 100m section wall between Engineering building #10 and the ROTC building at Yongdang campus with paintings through this volunteer work. Pukyong National University Yongdang campus, located along Honggok mountain (122m), a low mountain in downtown Busan, is a walking spot frequently visited by residents living nearby because they can quickly reach the peak of Honggok mountain by passing engineering building #10 from the back gate and going around the main stadium. Pukyong National University students planned this activity after discovering that the colors of the murals that had existed in this 100m section for a long time had faded, and freshly painted this section with murals featuring the four seasons and Pukyong National University characters. The Pukyong National University PKNU social contribution volunteer group, which volunteers for the local community, and the Pukyong National University Jeolyoung club, who visit areas including Yeongdo in Busan to paint murals with the Kori nuclear power site at Korea hydro & nuclear power co., ltd. joined forces for this volunteer activity. Lee Seung-Eun, (2nd year, major of maritime and fisheries business and economics), a member of the PKNU social contribution volunteer group, said, "I feel proud that I participated in renovating the campus that citizens enjoy together. I would be really happy if students and citizens could visit this space in a good mood."
PKNU received 'grade A' in the national university development project incentive evaluation- excellent in the new establishment of advanced departments and the strengthening of the quality of education, secured project cost of 15.6 billion won Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) recently received a 'grade A' in the national university development project incentive evaluation by Ministry of Education’s national university, securing a total of 15.6 billion won in project expenses this year. A total of 37 national universities are participating in the national university development project, which supports universities to strengthen their autonomous innovation, competitiveness, and accountability as a base for balanced regional development. To provide additional incentives to the basic support, the incentive evaluation was conducted in three areas, including innovative educational strategies, core educational outcomes, and self-performance management, and was verified by experts to give the final evaluation grade. Based on the efforts and achievements of Pukyong National University for its innovation, which included a complete reorganization of the academic structure, flexibility in the academic system, and strengthening support for job hunting and startups, the university was evaluated that the educational innovation roadmap and annual implementation plan were appropriately established, including the establishment of cutting-edge departments linked to regional strategic industries and the development of education quality management through competency-based. President Jang Young-Soo said, "As a national university leading regional development, we will do our best to explore various ways to innovate each stage of education for students and strengthen the university's capabilities and competitiveness as the center of regional innovation."
Pukyong National University team swept over the 4th Mine-Tech festa- grand prize (1st place), best of the best prize (2nd place), and best prize at the innovation & technology competition△ Pukyong National University students who received the 1st prize, 2nd prize and 3rd prize posing for a group photoshoot. Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) students took the first prize, second prize, and third prize at the 4th Mine-tech festa innovation & technology contest 2023 hosted by the Korea mine and rehabilitation and mineral resources corporation (KOMIR). In this competition held at the headquarters of the Korea mine and rehabilitation and mineral resources corporation on September 6, Pukyong National University finally established itself as an innovation leading university by claiming three awards, the team of Kim Da-Won and Jeong Da-Hee, majoring energy resources at graduate school and Kim Yeon-Jae from the institute for energy resources research won the top prize, ph.D. student Kim Hyun-Moo won the second prize, and the undergraduate team of Yang Ho-Joon, Lee Jeong-Seo and Jang Min-Kyung won the third prize. This competition, held to attract trained human resources and promote technological exchange for the resource industry, was held under the theme of 'Innovative technology and vision for the resource industry', and undergraduate (graduate) students in the fields of resources, geology, and environment participated and competed for research results and ideas on innovative technology. The team of Kim Da-Won, Jeong Da-Hee and Kim Yeon-Jae from Pukyong National University received the first prize (awarded by president of the Korea mine and rehabilitation and mineral resources corporation), presented on the topic of 'prevention of safety accidents in gangue and improvement on transportation efficiency using DIY-IOT' (advisor Choi Yo-Soon) and received the highest rating from the evaluation group. Along with this, Kim Hyun-Moo took the second place (awarded by president of the Mine reclamation association), received the award for 'research on the development and field demonstration of a multi-purpose autonomous exploration robot for underground mining' (advisor Choi Yo-Soon), and lastly, the team of Yang Ho-Joon, Lee Jeong-Seo, Jang Min-Kyung took the third place (president's award from Korea society of earth and exploration geophysicists), received the award for 'research on the development and use of augmented reality (AR) content for mine workers' (advisor Choi Yo-Soon).
5 doctoral students at PKNU selected for the research subsidies for phd candidates program- Yim Na-Dan, Woon Seong-Cheon, Kim Se-Chang, Kim Seon-Hwa, Seo Ro-Sa confirmed to receive research scholarship of 20~40 million won△ Yim Na-Dan, Woon Seong-Cheon, Kim Se-Chang, Kim Seon-Hwa, Seo Ro-Sa from the left. Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that five doctoral students were finally selected for the research subsidies for phd candidates program. As a result of the selection of new tasks for basic research in science & engineering (fostering the next generation of researchers-research subsidies for phd candidates) in 2023 recently announced by the Ministry of education and the National research foundation of Korea, five doctoral students including Yim Na-Dan (department of physical), Woon Seong-Cheon (marine biology), Kim Se-Chang (department of industry 4.0 convergence bionics engineering), Kim Seon-Hwa (department of industry 4.0 convergence bionics engineering), Seo Ro-Sa (department architecture engineering) from Pukyong National University were selected. This project is intended to support students in leading and independent research on creative and challenging ideas related to doctoral students' thesis topics so that they can grow as researchers by providing research opportunities according to their growth stage to the next-generation researchers. Five doctoral students at Pukyong National University will each receive annual research funding of 20 to 40 million won through this project and will conduct research for 1 to 2 years. Yim Na-Dan will carry out research tasks about 'development on e-sports warm-up program: acute effects on target hitting performance and upper extremity movement patterns', and Woon Seong-Cheon will proceed research on 'development of optimal technology for effluent treatment of circulating filtration aquaculture system using multiple water treatment methods'. Also, Kim Se-Chang will carry out a research project on 'development of bio-ink using atelocollagen derived from marine animals and development of 3D scaffold for tissue regeneration', Kim Seon-Hwa does research on 'A study to confirm the in vivo effectiveness of a non-supporting body-based injectable tissue engineering treatment for tendon regeneration', and Seo Ro-Sa studies on 'proposal of design guidelines based on sound insulation and thermal performance of floor structures'.
Do only students receive credits? No, PKNU also get scores by students- the eye-catching activities of the PKNU student planning & evaluation team△ The Student planning & evaluation Team taking a commemorative photo during orientation. The activities of the Pukyong National University student planning & evaluation group to systematically collect students' opinions and reflect them in university operations are attracting attention. Pukyong National University announced that it selected 142 students to form 66 planning & evaluation teams for the 2023 school year and held an orientation at the Donwon Jang Bogo hall on September 1. The Pukyong National University student planning & evaluation team, which first started in 2019 and is now in its 5th term, will meet with students from all departments and majors until October to investigate their satisfaction with all areas of campus life through individual and group interviews. The student planning & evaluation team is a program designed to inspect and analyze the overall university from the perspective of students, who are demanders of education, and actively reflect the results of analysis in university operations to revamp the curriculum and expand opportunities for students to participate in educational policies. Students in their second to fourth year of undergraduate school form teams and receive their opinions on the good points, problems, and improvements through 17 questions in five areas on liberal arts, major, academic management, core competencies and non-curricular subjects, and student support. The positive response from students is also high due to the active activities of the student planning & evaluation team. Last year, 60 evaluation members directly interviewed 981 students, resulting in a total of 18,392 opinions, including positive opinions, problems, and areas for improvement. The average overall satisfaction with Pukyong National University rated by students who participated in the evaluation was 4.07 out of 5. Pukyong National University plans to collect and analyze the scores and individual opinions derived in this way, share them with all members, and use them to improve curriculum and education policies. Pukyong National University is expanding the reflection of opinions by improving the classroom environment in response to students' requests. Pukyong National University plans to review and award the result reports and activity UCCs submitted by the evaluation team and encourage their activities. Park Jong-Yong, director of executive office of future-ready education at Pukyong National University, said, "Starting from this year, we have expanded the window for collecting opinions, including adding international students and students from university newspaper team to the student planning evaluation team. We will do our best to contribute to the development of the university by actively expanding opportunities to reflect students’ opinions."
PKNU held an orientation for second-semester new international students- 560 students from 57 countries enrolled at the campus theater on the 31st△ A panoramic view of the orientation for new foreign students. ⓒHeo Gwang-Hoon (PR team) Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held an orientation for new international students enrolled in the second semester of 2023 at the campus theater on the afternoon of August 31. The number of foreign freshmen enrolled at Pukyong National University this semester is 560 from 57 countries, including China, Japan, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Starting with orientation on this day, they will study and complete graduate school (198 students), undergraduate program (61 students), exchange student program (91 students), and language training courses (210 students). The office of international affairs Pukyong National University (director Kim Hyun-Woo) provided various programs at the orientation that day, including introduction about academic information and support programs for international students, performances by the Pungmulnori and Taekwondo club, education to prevent sexual violence, and campus information. As of April this year, Pukyong National University has 1,565 international students from 68 countries enrolled in bachelor, master, doctoral programs, integrated master and doctoral programs, exchange student programs, and language training programs.대외협력과 (2023-09-14)COUNT 58
PKNU developed 'dual nanopatterning process' for the first time- joint research with Busan national univ., Korea university, POSTECH, and KICET△ Researchers at Pukyong National University. From the left, professor Park Woon-Ik, Dr. Park Tae-Wan, master candidate Kang Young-Lim, and Kang Eun-Bin in integrated bachelor and master's program. Pukyong National University announced that professor Park Woon-Ik's (materials science and engineering major) research team was the first to develop an advanced concept and technology of dual nanopatterning process that forms a 20-nano ultra-fine pattern on an 8-inch wafer in the semiconductor process. With the development of next-generation electronic devices, the development of nanopatterning processes to implement highly integrated semiconductor circuits is essential to produce various electronic devices. Photolithography is mainly used as the current representative nanopatterning process, but researchers have been developing new processes to replace it due to limitations in pattern resolution, expensive equipment, and complicated process steps. 'Nanotransfer printing', which exhibits high pattern resolution at a low cost, is considered one of the new alternative processes, but this has also been pointed out as a disadvantage in that the pattern resolution is largely dependent on the pattern size of the master mold. To solve this problem, the research team applied a method that combined the self-assembly phenomenon of block copolymers containing silicon (Si) with the nanotransfer printing process and finally they succeeded in developing a dual nanopatterning process to form regularly aligned 20-nanometer silica (SiOx) structures on an 8-inch wafer. Professor Park Woon-Ik said, "I expect that the dual nanopatterning process will greatly contribute to the development of next-generation semiconductor technology in the future because it can implement highly integrated patterns with more complex circuits at a cost that is one-tenth of that of existing patterning technologies." This research was conducted through the basic research laboratory (BRL) and mid-career researcher program provided by the National research foundation of Korea (NRF) under the Ministry of science and ICT (MSIT), and the paper containing the research results, 'direct printing of ultrathin block copolymer film with nano-in-micro pattern structures' was published in the international academic journal
PKNU 'multilingual portal system' to support international students, developed for the first time among national universities- in four languages, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese from Sep.1 Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) has developed a multilingual student portal system, including English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese, for the first time among national universities, and will begin service on the 1st. Pukyong National University has been providing portal system services in Korean so far, but has now built additional systems in four languages, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese so that international students studying at Pukyong National University can conveniently use them. The university's portal system is a system that gathers and provides various university services such as course registration, academic information, webmail, and electronic libraries in one place, just as commercial portal sites provide comprehensive services such as email and search. Pukyong National University provides external information through the general website, and provides academic-related services linked to each student's academic information through the portal system, so it is highly utilized among students. Through the multilingual portal system, Pukyong National University expects to provide various on-campus information and services, such as notices, academic schedules, class schedules, and book reserve information, to the 1,565 international students (as of Apr. '23) from 68 countries currently attending Pukyong National University. Pukyong National University's portal system is linked to several services, so when accessing other services that are not built in multiple languages through the portal, it is linked to an automatic translation service and translated into the relevant language to maximize user accessibility and convenience. To prevent mistranslation during automatic translation, the reliability of the web was increased by applying a separate database for major services and user information, and personal information protection and information security were also strengthened by upgrading secondary authentication and encryption. Professor Joo Moon-Gap, director of Pukyong National University information and computer center, said, "we plan to expand multilingual services to not only the portal system but also the academic administration information system, and make continuous efforts to provide customized services for more international students from Myanmar, Indonesia, and other countries."
PKNU selected for the 'university lecture support project for resolving local issues'- support from Busan techno park for 2 lectures including
A heartwarming story about national university students who turn into 'home repairing angels' during vacation- PKNU social contribution volunteer corps repaired houses on Aug.25~26th, an 18 years ongoing project△ The students of the PKNU social contribution volunteer corps carrying out house repair activities. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team) Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that students of the PKNU social contribution volunteer corps visited the underprivileged in the region for two days on August 25th and 26th and provided volunteering service to improve their living environments and support their livelihoods. During this period, about 30 students belonging to the volunteer group visited three households including basic livelihood recipients, the second-income class in the Nam-gu area of Busan near the campus and provided home repair services such as wallpapering and flooring. Pukyong National University is carrying out volunteering service to improve residential environments every year during summer and winter vacations to spread the value of sharing and living together with the local community. The program started in 2006 and has been running for 18 years now, is a volunteer program representing the campus, with a total of nine hundred fifty people participated so far, and the number of households and welfare facilities they have supported in home repairs reaching over a hundred. This volunteering service is systematic, while students take on the responsibility of transporting furniture and materials, painting, removing damaged wallpaper and broken equipment, and cleaning using young people's passion and tireless stamina, employees from the facility office at Pukyong National University take the lead in tasks that require expertise, such as electrical work. As this is a volunteer activity targeting the local community, Pukyong National University is strengthening its connection with the local government and receiving cooperation from Nam-gu office in Busan in recommending households that will benefit and collecting garbage bags and waste. In response to the news of the students' activities, the health clinic and the nursing department in the campus also joined in and visited a senior center near the site of volunteering support to improve the residential environment with students on the 26th to check and consult on the health of the elderly, including blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and provide them with medical supplies and medicine kits. The Nam-gu volunteer center in Busan, which provided medical supplies, even provided necklace-type fans for sweating volunteers and faculty, and the on-campus barber shop also donated its talents and supported volunteering related to barbering and beauty with Pukyong National University students. Lim Joo-Han (3rd-year student, division of electronics & communications engineering), representative of the volunteering corps, said, "I think I did volunteer work forgetting about the scorching heat in the hope that our neighbors could live in a more comfortable environment. I will continue to volunteer while thinking about what my neighbors need more."
Joint research team of prof. Lee Seung-Hun from PKNU developed achromatic copper with preserving oxidation resistance- joint research between PKNU, Busan national univ., Sungkyunkwan univ., and Mississippi state college△ Representative images of the research (a) color control of porous nanostructured copper thin films, (b) Figure 3d shows achromatic copper and transmission electron microscopy of its nanostructured surface, (c) Wetting properties change process according to porosity of colorless copper A joint research team with professor Lee Seung-Hun (dept. of physics) from Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) developed single-crystal copper that does not rust and can achieve continuous achromatic colors from gray to black. The joint research team, which included researchers from Pukyong National University, Busan national university, Sungkyunkwan university, and Mississippi state college, identified the growth mechanism of colorless copper, the cause of oxidation resistance, and the specificity of the grown copper surface through theory and experiment. The paper 'self-oxidation resistance of the curved surface of achromatic copper' containing the results of this research was introduced in the world-renowned academic journal
Teen-smokers should try to quit smoking at least once, even if they fail- research result from prof. Her Won-Bin, and prof. Oh Young-Sam's team at PKNU draws attention from the academia△ Prof. Her Won-Bin, prof. Oh Young-Sam and prof. Jeong Hye-Jin Among the teen-smokers, those who try to quit smoking at least once had a significantly lower levels of addiction to nicotine than the group who do not try. This is the result of a study conducted by a joint research team led by professors Her Won-Bin and Oh Young-Sam from the department of social welfare at Pukyong National University and professor Jeong Hye-Jin from the department of public administration at Busan National University through a survey of 349 teen-smokers under the age of 18 who had smoking experience. The research team utilized an empirical study targeting Korean teenagers based on the research results (2019) of the health and tobacco control division of California, USA that smokers who did not try to quit smoking before the age of 26 are likely to remain smokers for life. As a result of collecting sample data in the form of a questionnaire survey, the average age of the respondents was about 16 years old, and the average duration of smoking was 2.6 years. The research team analyzed them by dividing them into a group that had tried to quit smoking and a group that had not tried. As a result of their study, 69% of the non-trial group who had never tried to quit smoking were male adolescents, which was significantly higher than the attempt group. Teens who did not go to school were more likely to be in the group who had tried to quit smoking at least once. The research team speculated that the reason for the large number of out-of-school youth in the trial group was economic factors or the effect of the youth center's anti-smoking program. The research team suggested, "Research results show that nicotine addiction increases if you do not try to quit smoking even once," and added, "For teenagers to be successful in quitting smoking in the long term, even if they fail, they should try to quit smoking as soon as possible, practice quitting and build up the stamina to quit." They said, "We expect that the results of this study will help design and develop smoking cessation programs that consider smoking-related factors and characteristics of each group." The paper 「Examining Predictors of Nicotine Dependence in Korean Adolescents: comparing ever quitters and never quitters」 containing the results of this study was introduced in an international journal,
PKNU held a commencement for August graduates in 2023- 1,323 students graduate at administration bldg. on Aug.18th.△ Graduates posing for a commemorative photo in the campus. ⓒPhoto Lee Sung-Jae (PR team) Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) held a 'commencement ceremony for August graduates 2023' in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the university administration building on the morning of August 18th. Pukyong National University conferred degrees on this day to a total of 1,323 students, including 927 undergraduates, 306 masters, and 90 doctors. At the commencement ceremony, 16 students, including Eom Tae-Yoon (division of international commerce), received commendations from president, and Lee Ye-Ji (division of electronics and communications engineering) and received a commendation from the chairperson of the alumni association. From August 16th, Pukyong National University provided support for graduates to take commemorative photos by renting graduation uniforms for each department in the colleges and installing a photo zone on campus, and the graduation ceremony held on the 18th was broadcast in real time online as well. President Jang Young-Soo delivered a congratulatory speech at the ceremony, saying, "If outstanding talent like yours are tied by yesterday's work and do not prepare for tomorrow or innovate, we cannot expect any development and achievement," he added, "Now it’s your turn to discard yesterday and create tomorrow and become the captain of change and innovation.” He encouraged, "I expect that you will grow into a better Pukyong member who goes forward with yourself and the world. I hope you do not forget that the values of the environment, peace, and justice that the world aims for all, comes from you." Seo Young-Ok, chairperson of the alumni association, said in the congratulatory speech, "I am happy to deliver my congratulations to everyone who received your degrees today. As a late bloomer, I also had a hard time juggling business management and school studies, but I think I am where I am now because I endured that rough time. I sincerely hope that all of you take an active part as convergent and harmonious talents to meet the requirement of the age."