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February 1, 2012

Feb 02, 2012

[Research] Professor HWANG Young Il and SHIN Dong Hoon of SNU's College of Medicine announced on January 31 that they estimated the average height of Koreans during the era of the Joseon Dynasty as 161.1 and 148.9 for men and women, respectively. Femurs of 67 males and 49 females of the 15th to 19th century of the Joseon Dynasty were used and the estimated height is taller than that of Japanese and shorter than Americans at the time. The study also found that the average height started to increase as industrialization began.
Published in Hankook Ilbo

[Figures] Professor LEE Seung Jong of SNU's Chemical and Biological Engineering, who is currently a newly appointed board member of the National Research Foundation of Korea, said he would find a way to promote risky but creative innovations. Lee plans to establish a database that records the causes of failures, a research money granting project, and an interdisciplinary research support program. He earned his BSc from SNU, PhD from Delaware University, and has served as a professor of SNU since 1984, as well as the head of SNU's research division since July 2010.
Published in Hankook Ilbo

[Book Review] Professor YANG Hyunah of SNU's School of Law published a book titled Reading the Family Law of Korea. In the book, she emphasized that the patriarchal family system is a vestige of Japanese imperialism, rather than Korea's own tradition. According to Yang, the new family law of Korea that took effect in 1958 after Korea became independent, shows much similarity with Meiji civil law which is characterized by its patriarchal nature.
Published in Seoul Shinmun

[Interview] Professor IM Jeongbin of SNU's Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development was interviewed by Segye Ilbo and suggested several policies to boost the agriculture business, which is now facing the aging of farmers and a low growth rate. Im specifically proposed implementing an extensive direct-payment system, in which the government gives a certain amount of money to farms based on the size of the farm occupies. He also argued policies which protect the farmers from natural disasters and climate changes should also be ready at hand.
Published in Segye Ilbo

[Figures] Professor CHOI Chongko of SNU's School of Law was selected as one of the recipients of the 53rd 3.1 Culture Prize. Professor CHOI is widely recognized for his contribution to the establishment of the legal philosophy of Korea and East Asia.
Published in Seoul Shinmun

[Research] Professor KIM Tae-Woo of SNU Bundang Hospital and his team found glaucoma was not of a congenital nature but a disease that occurred during one's development process. Kim said his study clarified, for the first time ever, a reason why people with nearsightedness tend to have more glaucoma than other groups. Their results were published as the cover article of the January issue of journal Ophthalmology.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

[News Report] SNU announced that it would apply for the FT (Financial Times) world MBA evaluation starting next year. According to the article, after Sungkyunkwan University's SKK GSB (Graduate School of Business) ranked 66th in the FT (Financial Times) evaluation, the competition between Korean MBAs has become fiercer than ever. Professor CHOE Hyuk, the dean of SNU Business School, said SNU’s MBA program will rank within the top 50.
Published in HanKook Economic Daily

Summarized by PARK Ziho & LEE Ye Ha, SNU English Editors, snuitsm2@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor, morningcalm2@gmail.com