Dean of UNIST Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering
Professor Jeong, Hongsik
Semiconductor industry is a core industry the role of which is rapidly increasing in the era of fourth industrial revolution.
I am giving thanks to all the persons who have endeavored and watched with attentions so far as we are opening UNIST Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering.
Semiconductor industry has played its role as the base industry of all industries, which is a core industry the role of which is more rapidly increasing especially in the era of fourth industrial revolution.
In addition, semiconductors account for 20% of the total industries of our country, and export of semiconductors is the key industry in Korea as it is close to 100 billion U.S. dollars.
Although there have been many government lead/privately led projects to cultivate talents in semiconductors due to the necessity of training of such talents, there has been shortage of training of excellent talents in semiconductor materials, devices, equipment and process, and thus UNIST has become to open the Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering with the necessity therefor.
UNIST is the only one institute of science and technology in the southeast region of Korea, and it holds the research capability of a world-class level in the materials sector. Based on the superior faculty and infrastructure, it will contribute to construction of infrastructure for innovation of semiconductor industry as well as training of excellent talents in the sector of semiconductor materials.
UNIST Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering will train human resources of Ph.D level and master level who can define and solve the problems in a self-directed manner with the aim of leading semiconductor industry based on innovation of researches centering around core researches on semiconductors and training of self-directed talents.
Our Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices has organized an education program in which students can create diverse and self-directed educations for themselves by the faculty specializing in semiconductors. The faculty will guide the students to grow to the innovative talents in the semiconductor sector and talents leading the industry through Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering.
Also, with the mindset of having high ideals while foundation on the ground, the students of Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering are expected to contribute greatly to advancement of the ecosystem of semiconductors in Korea through researches on source of semiconductors and fusion researches on industries under the slogan “from petrochemical industry into semiconductor materials industry” in the southeast region of Korea through researches on innovation and education with sense of balance in the industrial sites.