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Deadline: December 14, 2021

Korea.net Reader Satisfaction Survey (credit: Fb @KoreaClickers)

Hi guys! Korea.net is holding a year-end web service evaluation survey. They are giving out Amazon gift cards among the participants so nothing to lose 0-0 Spare some time and stop by to help us improve.

Thanks to all of our readers from around the world for another great year. To improve our content and services, please fill out this reader survey and get a chance to win a USD 10 Amazon gift card!   

Period: Nov. 24, 2021 - Dec.14, 2021

Award: USD 10 Amazon gift card (150 winners) 

Announcement of winners: Dec. 22, 2021

Take the survey here: stat.mcst.go.kr/mcst/srvy/webNew.html?seq=W_4575

Thanks a lot!

Deadline: November 26, 2021

Graduate Institute of Ferrous & Energy Materials Technology (GIFT) offers an Internship Program (Student Research Participation Program) in the summer and winter sessions. 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students, who are very interested in Ferrous Technology studies, systems and backgrounds, and/or in GIFT lab activities and systems, are encouraged to participate in our internship program.

Overview

  • The duration of the GIFT Internship program is approximately one month.
  • Free student dormitory housing and transportation
  • (for international applicants, round trip airfare economy only, for Korean applicants, KTX or Bus fare) will be provided.
  • The living expense will be assisted.

Required Application Documents

  1. Application Form (Korean) DOWNLOAD
  2. Application Form (Foreigner) DOWNLOAD
  3. An Official Academic Transcripts in English
    • If transcripts do not indicate GPA(Grade Point Average), the applicant must convert the letter grades appropriately into GPA and show it on the application document.
  4. Personal Statement(Primarily the description of the applicant’s study plan) DOWNLOAD
  5. Verification of English proficiency (TOEFL score or the Equivalent)
  6. Agreement for utilizing personal information (Korean) DOWNLOAD
  7. Agreement for utilizing personal information (Foreigner) DOWNLOAD

Schedule for the Internship Program

Session Summer Winter
Application Deadline 2nd week of May end of November
Final Result’s Announcement 1st week of June end of December
Period of the Program July January

You can apply at any time by e-mail with the required application documents.

But it should be noticed that your application will be evaluated only if it is submitted to a deadline: the second Friday of May for the summer session and the fourth Friday of November for the winter session.

Send application documents by e-mail to the staff in charge of admission: Eun Mi Jung  enmei@postech.ac.kr.

For detailed information visit GIFT Internship Program

Deadline: November 25, 2021

 2021 Asia Culture Center’s International Academic Conference (credit: acc.go.kr)

ASIA SHIFT: New Leap of Asia in the Midst of a Disaster

ACC would like to prepare an opportunity to forecast and prepare for the future unfolding by looking at the past of Asia, the change in the Asian culture has made in the turning point of an age that represent socio-culturally such as COVID-19, the Anthropocene, climate crisis, technological changes, human rights, gender equality, immigrant refugees, etc.

We expect you to join our event via webinar.

Registers will receive URLs on the date of the event.

Date

2021. 11. 25 (Thu) ~ 11. 26 (Fri)  Korea Standard Time (KST)

Place

Conference Hall

Price

Free

Ticket

Online registration

Host

The Asia Culture Center (ACC)

Organizer

International Academic Event Organizing Committee

Cooperation

Chonnam National University KOR Consortium

Others

Livestreaming on ACC YouTube online channel

Online Registration

Invitation

We are very glad to inform you that the Asian Culture Center in Gwangju Metropolitan City is holding the 2021 ACC International Academic Conference on Asian Culture Research from November 25 to 26, 2021.

The Asian Culture Center, which opened in November 2015, is an international arts institution and the largest complex culture and art institution in Asia and reinforces national cultural competence and produces future-oriented new outcomes through research, exchange and creation, production, etc.

Gwangju, where the Asia Culture Center is located, is a city with diverse cultural heritages and the spiritual values of democracy, human rights, and peace. The Korean government has been developing Gwangju as an Asian culture hub since 2004, and the city is developing as a local community pursuing cultural diversity.

The Asian Culture Center has prepared a place for exchanges between researchers and creators and played an important role in understanding, creating, and spreading Asian culture and arts by holding an international academic conference where well-known Asian researchers and citizens meet since 2015.

Through this academic conference, we would like to prepare an opportunity to forecast and prepare for the future unfolding by looking at the past of Asia, the change in the Asian culture has made in the turning point of an age that represent socio-culturally such as COVID-19, the Anthropocene, climate crisis, technological changes, human rights, gender equality, immigrant refugees, etc. At the same time, we would like to invite you to discuss the strategy of Asia in response to such changes in each field.

In this academic conference, we will provide various programs such as viewing representative contents, a next-generation round table, etc. along with the international symposium. Together with this invitation, we will inform you of the matters required for this academic event.

Your participation will give great inspiration for the Asia Culture Center to form a creative contemporary discourse and will provide innovative help in spreading exchanges and expanding the base of Asian cultural research.

Thank you very much.

Program

Day 1: Nov 25 (Thu)

Keynote Session
10:00 ~ 10:05 Opening Session Introduction
10:05 ~ 10:35 Climate Environmental Crisis Climate Change Implications in SEA With Focus on Environmental Phillippine Cases
Park, Sang Chul
Distinguished Chair Professor of Chonnam National University
11:05 ~ 11:35 Content Tilting the Platform: Asian Interactive Arts in the Age of Pandemic Worldliness
Timothy Murray
Professor of Cornell University
Opening Event
13:00 ~ 13:05 Welcome Speech
13:05 ~ 13:10 Congratulatory Speech
13:10 ~ 14:00 Tour the Library Park and Special Exhibition
Humanities Session
1. Human Rights/Democracy/Immigration Refugees in Asia
Moderator Kim, Kyunghak Professor of Chonnam National University
14:00 ~ 14:05 Opening Session Introduction
14:05 ~ 14:25 Presentation 1 Domestic and Regional Dimensions of Yemeni Crisis: What a Practical Solution looks like?
Mohammad Hasan KHANI
Faculty Member & Head of Department of International Relations, Imam Sadiq University
14:25 ~ 14.45 Presentation 2 The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on Relations Between Turkey and the European Union
Sadik Unay
Professor of Istanbul University
14:45 ~ 15:05 Presentation 3 Citizenship and Human Rights in Nepal: Focused on the Minority Groups and the Women
Park, Jeong Seok
Professor of Mokpo National University
15:05 ~ 15:25 Presentation 4 The Life of Ethnic Minorities at the Northern Borderland of Vietnam in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Symptoms of Crisis in the Transnationality of Everyday life
Shim, Ju Hyung
Research Professor of Incheon National University
15:25 ~ 15:35 Break Time
15:35 ~ 15:55 Presentation 5 Changes in Karen Resettlement Villages in Thailand-Myanmar Border After COVID-19 and Military Coup in Myanmar
Han, Yuseok
Academic Research Professor of Jeonbuk National University
15.55 ~ 16:15 Presentation 6 The Life of Migrant Muslims in Korea: Social Adjustment and Exclusion
Yi, Soo Jeong
Senior Researcher of the Sogang Euro-Mena Institute
16:15 ~ 16:35 Discussion Park, Seunghoon
Researcher of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Sung, Dong Ki
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Inha University
16:35 ~ 16:45
Break Time
Humanities Session
2. Climate and Environment
Moderator Hong, Seok-Joon Professor of Mokpo National University
16:45 ~ 16:50 Opening Session Introduction
16:50 ~ 17:10 Presentation 1 Soil Water Environment and Vegetation Construction of Artificial Vegetation in Fenhe River BasinNiu JunjieProfessor of Taiyuan Normal University
17:10 ~ 17:30 Presentation 2 Mongolia’s Land Degradation Status and Vision Towards Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
Mandrake Nyamtseren
Researcher of Institute Geoecology Mongolian Academy of Sciences
17:30 ~ 17:50 Presentation 3 Engaging Communities in Integrated Heritage Conservation: Lessons Learned From the UNESCO's Nature-Culture Linkages in MalaysiaSharina Abdul HalimSenior Lecturer of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
17:50 ~ 18:10 Presentation 4 Climate and Ethics
Baek, Jin
Professor of Seoul National University
18:10 ~ 18:30 Presentation 5 Ecological Environment Problems in Central Asia and Seeking Solutions - Collaboration Between Government and Civil Society
Lee, Jieon
Professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
18:30~18:40
Break Time
18:40~19:00 Discussion Lee, Gyeong Ah
Research Professor of Institution for Marine & Island Cultures (MIC)
Hong, Sunkee
Professor of Mokpo National University

Day 2: Nov 26 (Fri)

Humanities Session
3. Women and Gender
Moderator Lee, Pyung Rae Professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
10:00 ~ 10:05 Opening Session Introduction
10:05 ~ 10:25 Presentation 1 The Triple Crisis of Vulnerability: Gendered Violence, Climate Catastrophes, and COVID-19 in Asia
Huong Thu Nguyen
Lecturer of Vietnam National University of Hanoi
Helle Rydstrom
Professor of Lund University Sweden
10:25 ~ 10:45 Presentation 2 Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Gender Equality: Experiences of Women in Urban India
Priyanshi Chauhan
Sylff Fellow of Jawaharlal Nehru University
10:45 ~ 11:05 Presentation 3 Challenges and Opportunities in Preventing Human Trafficking and Protecting Victims: Special Reference to Nepal
Jeevan Baniya
Assistant Director of Social Science Baha
11:05 ~ 11:25 Presentation 4 Gender Equality Reforms in UzbekistanRihsiyeva GulchehraRector of the Oriental Studies, Tashkent State University
11:25 ~ 11:30 Break Time
11:30 ~ 11:50 Presentation 5 LGBTQ Rights as a Tool for Domination in Palestine
Wajaa Alqaisiya
Research Associate of the London School of Economics and Political Science
11:50 ~ 12:10 Presentation 6 Searching for the Independent Image of Women in Kyrgyz Literature
Lee, Nan A
Research Professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
12:10 ~ 12:30 Discussion Shin, Boram
Assistant Professor of Jeonbuk National University
Han, Dam
HK+ Research Professor of Wonkwang University
12:30 ~ 13:30 Break Time
Humanities Session
4. Reinterpretation of Asian Culture and Cultural Exchange in Asia
Moderator Chun, Hong Chul Professor of Woosuk University
13:30 ~ 13:35 Opening Session Introduction
13:35 ~ 13:55 Presentation 1 Reinterpretation of Japanese Food Culture — The Globalization of Sushi and Ramen
Asakura Toshio
Visiting Senior Researcher of Ritsumeikan University
13:55 ~ 14:15 Presentation 2 A Textual Research on Sogdia Merchant and Horse-Trader
Zhang Qingjie
Special Invitation Researcher of Yungang Grottoes Research Institute
14:15 ~ 14:35 Presentation 3 Mongolian Music Culture and Environment
Park, So Hyun
Professor of Yeungnam University
14:35 ~ 14:55 Presentation 4 Modern Transformation and Continuation of Mithila Painting in Indian Ritual Art
Shin, Chang-woon
Artist
14:55 ~ 15:15 Presentation 5 Was Confucius's Zhou Dynasty Real?
Lee, Jong Min
Professor of DongA University
15:15 ~ 15:25 Break Time
15:25 ~ 16:45 Discussion Song, Chul-GyouSpecialized Professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Joo, Soowan
Assitant Professor of Woosuk University
15:45 ~ 16:00 Break Time
Content Session
1. Cases of Creating and Producing Content Based on ACC Research
Moderator Kim, Hyung Su Professor
16:00 ~ 16:05 Opening Introduction Session
16:05 ~ 16:25 Presentation 1 Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage Documentary Production and Exhibition Project Through Cooperation With Domestic and Foreign Institutions
Park, Chi Dae
Team Leader of Educational Broadcasting System (EBS)
16:25 ~ 16:45 Presentation 2 The Case of ACC-type Content Development: The 2021 Refrigerator Illusion Exhibition
Shim, Hyoyoon
Research Planning Team Leader of Asia Culture Institute
Content Session
2. Transformation of Digital Reality in the Era of New Normal
Moderator Kim, Hyung Su Professor
17:05 ~ 17:25 Presentation 2 Reality Science
Naotaka Fujii
Distinguished Professor of Digital Hollywood University
17:25 ~ 17:45 Presentation 3 Designing UX for Dynamic Space Cognitive Media Wall
Bak, Young Hyo
Fellowship Researcher of Yonsei University
17:45 ~ 17:50 Ending Session Wrap-up
17:50 ~ 18:00 Closing Speech Organizing Committee Chair
Prof. Lee, Hee Soo
Deadline: November 28, 2021

The Story of King Sejong Institute in the World Quiz Event (credit: Ig @https://king.sejong.institute)

Question

What is the name of the Korean snack bar opened by Zujhien?

Hint 

There is an answer in the Nuri Sejong webtoon nuri.iksi.or.kr

Event period

November 22, 2021 (Mon) ~ November 28, 2021 (Sun)

How to participate

  1. Find the answer from the Nuri Sejong webtoon on the image.
  2. Screenshot the answer on the page and send it to e-mail (2021.ksi.event@gmail.com)
  3. Push the Like Button, leave the comment 'Participated!' in King Sejong Institute's Instagram

Prize

Amazon Gift Card $20 (For 20 winners)

*The domestic winner will receive a Starbucks gift card of the same amount.

Winning tips

  1. If you tag your friends, your chance of winning increases!
  2. If you spread this announcement, the chance of winning increases!

Deadline: December 17, 2021

KOCIS Character Kognun-i Illustration Contest (credit: Ig @kocis_mcst)

Draw an illustration of the official mascot character of Korean Culture and Information Service and win the total prize money of 3 million won!

Period

[2021. 11. 17 ~ 12. 17 (KST)]

How to apply

  1. Draw an illustration of Kognun-i character.
  2. Upload to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  3. Visit the official website of Talk Talk Korea (talktalkkorea.or.kr) and apply.

Participate in the event.

Click on the link @kocis_mcst to the top profile (KOCIS Character Kognun-i Illustration Contest)

Prize

  1. 1st (1) 1,000,000 KRW
  2. 2nd (2) 500,000 KRW
  3. 3rd (10) 100,000 KRW

Notice

  1. Upload your illustration as ‘public’.
  2. Be sure to include the hashtag #KOCIS #콕눈이 #해외문화홍보원 in the description.

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