The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) designated five universities–Konkuk University, Sejong University, Chonnam National University, Chung-Ang University and Sookmyung Women’s University– as Graduate Schools Specialized in Climate Change and will hold the MOU Signing Ceremony with these universities on December 19 at Grand Hilton Seoul Hotel, Seoul.
Graduate School Specialized in Climate Change, designated by the Minister of Environment, is aimed at nurturing experts and expanding research foundation to cope with climate change. As the period of MOU signed with five universities in 2009 expires this year, Konkuk University (Dept. of Environmental Engineering), Sejong University (Dept. of Environment and Energy), Chonnam National University (Business School), Chung-Ang University (Dept. of Economy) and Sookmyung Women’s University (Dept. of Chemistry) were designated as Graduate Schools Specialized in Climate Change.
After the signing ceremony, there will be presentations on project plan by newly designated graduate schools and a joint seminar with currently operating grad schools. The joint seminar is held twice a year in the first and the second half annually to share research results and build networking among Graduate Schools Specialized in Climate Change.
MOE will improve operation of grad schools specialized in climate change by reinforcing examination on curriculum and research result of grad schools.
Since 2006, MOE and KECO have designated Graduate Schools Specialized in Climate Change and produced about 180 climate change specialists with master’s or doctor’s degree wit support to relevant study in the field of climate change.
Graduate Schools Specialized in Climate Change can be subsidized up to KRW 150 million yearly for 5 years and aim to nurture professional talents, open courses on climate change, build up the industry-academia-institute cooperation and share study results with other graduate schools.