15 March 2019
During his visit, Shin Dong-ik met with IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Albert van Jaarsveld and with the IIASA External Relations Department, to learn more about the IIASA research agenda and the institute's current and future research collaborations with Korea.
Korea joined IIASA in 2008 and since then a range of research collaboration and capacity building activities have been developed by IIASA and it's 18 Korean research partners. Studies have explored green growth in Korea, global water challenges, and how to increase Korea’s resilience to extreme events.
The Ambassador was accompanied during the visit by Eunju Jun, Scientific Attaché; Dae Ki Kim, Scientific Minister Counsellor; Chul Lee, Multialteral Minister Counsellor; and Eunju Park, Bilateral Counsellor.
About Shing Dong-ik
Dong-ik Shin is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Austria and to the Republic of Slovenia and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the International Organizations in Vienna. He served as chair of the Nuclear Suppliers Group from January to June 2017 and as Sherpa for the Korean President at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit.
Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981, Ambassador Shin has dedicated his career to multilateral and global affairs. From 2013 to 2016 he served as Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs. Prior to this assignment he was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Korean Mission to the United Nations in New York (2011–2013), where he had worked as Minister-Counsellor from 2005 to 2008. He further served as the Director-General for International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008–2010).
IIASA and the Republic of Korea
Since the Republic of Korea’s (Korea) membership of IIASA began in 2008, a range of research collaborations and capacity building activities have been developed by IIASA and 18 Korean research partners. Studies have explored green growth in Korea, global water challenges, and how to increase Korea’s resilience to extreme events among a range of other topics. Most of the research has also advanced Korean capacity to use and develop the tools of systems analysis such as building a Korean version of the IIASA GAINS model that has helped governments across the globe to cut air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective manner.
In addition, fourteen young Korean scientists have gained international and interdisciplinary research skills after winning places in IIASA programs for young scientists. These activities are complemented by significant scientific exchange with researchers either visiting Korea from IIASA or visiting IIASA from Korea over 180 times
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INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH KOREA
Heo S, Kim M, Yu H, Lee W-K, Sohn JR, Jung S-Y, Moon KW, & Byeon SH (2018). Chemical Accident Hazard Assessment by Spatial Analysis of Chemical Factories and Accident Records in South Korea. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 27: 37-47. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.016.
Abel G & Heo N (2018). Changing internal migration flows patterns in South Korea. Regional Studies, Regional Science 5 (1): 78-80. DOI:10.1080/21681376.2018.1431149.
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