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Academic Goal and Plan

Academic Goal


Departmental Academic Plan
Core field

Advanced Infrastructure

  • Full support from the Institute of Basic Science (IBS) Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research
  • Equipped with MRI facilities of 15.2T, 9.4T, 7T, & 3T
  • Equipped with cutting-edge optical systems such as multi-photon confocal microscope, ultra-fine nano level confocal microscope, and zoom artificial focusing microscope
  • Equipped with proton therapy device
  • Equipped with various in-vivo imaging systems
  • Brain engineering research environment at both molecular & cellular level
  • Advanced biomaterial research system
  • Primate and rodent animal experimental environments
  • Own research building dedicated to the department

Industry-Academia Cooperation

  • Various industry-academia cooperation systems
  • Mid~long-term support for BME scholars to enter the industry based on close industry-academia cooperation with Samsung HME Division
  • Close industry-university cooperation system with multinational global companies
  • Close cooperation system with high-tech venture businesses related to both domestic and overseas medical devices
  • State-of-the-art 'medical device valley' based on cutting-edge medical engineering technology comparable to Silicon Valley
  • Fosters CEOs interested in medical devices armed with business models and creative thinking

Top-notch Faculty

  • World-class full-time professors
  • Consists of the best domestic and foreign faculty members in the fields of brain science, biomaterials, and advanced medical devices, including IBS Research Center Director Seong-Gi Kim
  • By 2023, we aim to foster a large-scale department with 20 or more full-time faculty members and 30 or more adjunct faculty members
  • Promotes active recruitment of excellent full-time faculty from both domestic and foreign top-notch universities as well as best researchers from Sungkyunkwan University
  • 1:1 student facutly advising system from freshman
  • Nurtures researchers through thorough basic and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Fosters human resources armed with both creative thinking and skills
  • Participation in domestic and international conferences 

Extracurricular Activities

  • Actively induces participation in both domestic and international conferences
  • Provides opportunities to participate in overseas research based on joint research networks
  • Hosts various competitions (Creative Robot Contest, Creative Medical Device Contest, BMI Contest)
  • Conducts software training (external experts invited) and actively encourages software development (grants intellectual property rights)
  • Induces active participation in programs hosted by the IBS Research Center
  • (Offers opportunities to participate in the Summer Brain Imaging School, Special Distinguished Seminar, IBS Neuroimaging Equipment Domestic and International Education and Experience, etc.)

Student Supports

  • Research incentives (up to 500,000 won per month for participation in research at the advisor's lab for more than 20 hours per week)
  • Priority assignment of dormitories
  • 100% English classes in major classes
  • Encourages presentation of SCI-level papers
  • Special guidance in English writing and presentations 
  • Excellent Graduation Thesis Award: Winners are granted opportunities to conduct research and study abroad in joint research universities and research institutes
  • Supports early graduation based on research credit system