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  • August 1, 2011

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[Figures] Professor PARK Sang Chul from the SNU Institute of Aging, a well-renowned figure in the field of longevity science, was appointed the director of the Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute at Gachon University of Medicine and Science and will commence his work there this August. Longevity research usually takes three steps: finding out substances that increase longevity by using protozoan, proving the effects through mice experiments, and applying the results to humans. The second and third phase concerns Professor PARK's study at the Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, which boasts abundant facilities for such experiments.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

[Incorporation] Growing concerns over SNU’s privatization of Mt. Baekwoon and Mt. Jiri -- City of Gwangyang and Gurye-gun, South Jeolla Province -- in the process of SNU's incorporation has provoked a great deal of resistance from local residents. The Arrangement Committee of Civic Action for Guarding Mt. Baekwoon was launched and the South Jeolla Province Association adopted a resolution opposing the free-of-charge-transfer of research forests to SNU. However, Professor PARK Jong Young, management director of SNU Southern Research Forest, said that the incorporation of SNU does not mean privatization of the mountains.
Published in Hankyoreh Shinmun

[Figures] Professor AHN Chul Soo, dean of the SNU Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, and CHO Kuk, professor at the SNU College of Law, stated that they have no notion of becoming politicians. Ahn described himself"not cut out for politics," and Cho said"I won't run for election now and ever."
Published in JoongAng Ilbo

[Interview] LEE Wang Jae, professor at the SNU College of Medicine and director of the Health Technology (HT) Forum, asserted that more governmental investment is necessary to support R&D for new drug production. According to Lee, only 8% of last year’s national budget for R&D was allocated for HT R&D, far less compared to the US (21%) and Japan (15%). He also mentioned that the lack of cooperation among government departments as a major problem.
Published in DongA Ilbo

[Research] According to research carried out by the team of Professor KIM Na Young of the Department of Gastroenterology of SNU’s College of Medicine, the total expenses spent on medical treatment of Korean patients with peptic stomach ulcers -- including stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers -- were found to be higher than those who had functional gastrointestinal disorder. KIM said this was mainly because hemorrhage or gastric perforation can be triggered in patients with peptic stomach ulcers when they take painkillers such as aspirins after eradication therapy.
Published in Kookmin Ilbo

[Government University Policy] Major universities including SNU will be inspected by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea. The inspection will mainly focus on management of finances -- especially on the usage of the tuition fee -- and management of academic affairs. The inspection was motivated by the public sentiment that Korean universities’ tuition fees were unnecessarily expensive.
Published in DongA Ilbo

Summarized by LEE Tae Joon & LEE Ye Ha, SNU English Editors,
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor
August 2, 2011
July 29, 2011