14 March 2016

IIASA and Korea

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to Seoul from 15-20 March 2016 to strengthen current collaborations with academia and policymakers in the Republic of Korea.

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Since the Republic of Korea’s (Korea) membership of IIASA began in 2008, researchers from 18 Korean organizations have collaborated with IIASA on studies ranging from green growth in Korea to increasing Korea’s resilience to extreme events. Joint activities have also advanced Korean capacity to develop system analytical tools such as a Korean version of IIASA’s 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’s programs for young scientists.

The official visit aims to further develop IIASA’s productive relationship with Korea through high-level meetings with:

  • Professor Joon Sik Lee, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education
  • Professor Choi Yanghee, Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning
  • Professor Min Keun Chung, President of the National Research Foundation – the IIASA National Member Organization for Korea
  • Professor Jaeho Yeom, President of Korea University, Professor Taejin Song, Vice President for Research and Professor Woo-Kyun Lee 
  • Professor Tongsuk Kim, Dean of College of Business and Professor Kwang Woo Park, Dean of Green Growth, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Professor Seung Hyun Kim, Yeungnam University
  • Mr Yvo de Boer, Director General of Global Green Growth Institute

Professor Chin-min Lee, Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO, will accompany Kabat on this visit.

Speaking engagements

While at KAIST, Kabat will give a public lecture on: “Robust decisions for sustainable future: a role of applied system analysis.”

Kabat will also give an opening speech to commence the Mid-Latitude R/D Network Workshop—the third in a series of workshops between IIASA and Korea University that will explore systems analytical approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation for mid-latitude ecotone in connection with EU-Horizon 2020 Strategies.

Deputy Program Director Florian Kraxner and Senior Research Scholar Anatoly Shvidenko from IIASA's Ecosystem Services and Management (ESM) Program will present and discuss the contents of the EU-Horizon 2020 proposal during Session 2 of the workshop.

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