DGIST holds 2023 Fall Commencement Ceremony in August

- Grants degrees to 37 PhDs, 39 Masters, and 56 Bachelors, fostering a total of 132 talented individuals in the field of science and technology

□ DGIST (President Kuk Yang) held the “2023 Fall Commencement Ceremony” for those graduating in August on Friday, August 18, at the University Convention Hall. Thirty-seven doctoral candidates, 39 master's candidates, and 56 bachelor's students (a total of 132 candidates) were awarded their degrees at the ceremony.

 

□ Kyung-min Lee, who received a degree from DGIST Undergraduate Studies on this day, has been an active member of the student pre-startup team “repel” and has carried out various research activities, including applying for a patent for an “Antimicrobial Peptide Derived from Indolicidin and Uses Thereof.” Lee also won the grand prize at the 2020 Daegu-Gyeongbuk Idea Thon Competition and the top prize at the LAB Start-up 2021 Lab Start-up Battle. "Thanks to excellent on-campus programs and great professors like my mentor at DGIST, I was able to take part in a wide range of experiences as an undergraduate student," said Lee. "I hope to return the full support I received from DGIST by becoming a researcher who can contribute to the advancement of the artificial intelligence field when I go to graduate school."

 

□ "DGIST's excellent research infrastructure and various research supports and activities have enabled me to conduct a wide range of research," said Nam Hye-ri, who earned a doctoral degree from the Department of Brain Sciences. "I intend to contribute to the development of neuroscience based on my experience in investigating the mechanisms and treatment of Alzheimer's disease related to neuroinflammation." Nam has received a total of five awards, including the Best Presentation Award at the Young Scientist Program of the Korean Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2023, and has actively conducted research in the laboratory of Prof. Yu Seong-woon in the Department of Brain Sciences, including participation in research on the “Regulation of Microglial Neuroinflammation in Presenilin 2 (Psen2) N141I Mutant Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model” and applying for a patent on “Compositions for Prevention or Treatment of Neuroinflammatory Diseases Comprising Chlorpromazine.”

 

□ "Today’s graduates are globally competitive science talents who have excelled in DGIST’s innovative education and research programs despite having endured the difficult environment of the COVID-19 pandemic during the past three years," said DGIST President Kuk Yang. "I hope they will continue to grow through lifelong learning and fulfill their roles as responsible global citizens after graduation."

□ DGIST, one of the four major science and technology institutes in South Korea, is the only institution in the country that offers both education and research. So far, it has fostered about 2,000 talents in convergence science through the operation of its curricula (graduate studies in 2011 and basic undergraduate studies in 2014). In addition, it plans to foster convergence innovation talents with top research capabilities in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductors. It established an AI major (graduate course) in 2022 and signed a business agreement with Samsung Electronics this March to found the Semiconductor Contracting Department. Furthermore, as a science and technology institute, DGIST has produced outstanding results in education and research, ranking 7th in the world and 2nd in Korea in terms of citations per faculty member in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Published: 15 Sep 2023

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