Friday, 16 September 2016

Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Korea: Approved by Malaysian Government

There are some of Korean Universities approved by Public Service Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam/JPA). So, for the Malaysians who want to pursue Bachelor's Degree in Korea, they need to choose wisely or otherwise - the bachelor's degree in the other universities will not be recognized by the Malaysian Government. Be advised that the list contains B.Sc and B.Eng degrees in this moose-headed country. This is the list of Korean Universities which is recognized by the Malaysian Government:


Seoul National University (Faculties involved: College of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and College of Medicine)
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Nuclear)
  3. Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
  4. Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
  5. Bachelor of Science (Computer Engineering)
  6. Bachelor of Science (Control and Instrumentation Engineering)
  7. Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
  8. Bachelor of Science (Electronic Engineering)
  9. Bachelor of Science (Industrial Engineering)
  10. Bachelor of Science (Inorganic Materials)
  11. Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Design and Production)
  12. Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
  13. Bachelor of Science (Mineral and Petroleum Engineering)
  14. Bachelor of Science (Textile Engineering)
  15. Bachelor of Science (Aeronautical Engineering)
  16. Doctor of Dental Surgery


Hanyang University (Faculties involved: College of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences)
  1. Bachelor of Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  2. Bachelor of Science (Electronic and Computer Engineering)
  3. Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
  4. Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
  5. Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
  6. Bachelor of Science (Electronic Communication Engineering)
  7. Bachelor of Science (Electronic Engineering)
  8. Bachelor of Science (Industrial Engineering)
  9. Bachelor of Science (Inorganic Materials)
  10. Bachelor of Science (Machine Design and Production Engineering)
  11. Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
  12. Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical Engineering)
  13. Bachelor of Science (Mining and Minerals)
  14. Bachelor of Science (Nuclear Engineering)
  15. Bachelor of Science (Precision Mechanical Engineering)
  16. Bachelor of Science (Textile Engineering)
  17. Bachelor of Science (Material Engineering)


Korea University (Faculties involved: College of Engineering and College of Science)
  1. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)
  2. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture)
  3. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biological)
  4. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  5. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer)
  6. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Systems and Information)
  7. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  8. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Material)
  9. Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)


Kyungpook National University (Faculties involved: College of Engineering and College of IT Engineering)
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  5. Bachelor of Engineering (Information and Communication)



Yonsei University (Faculty involved: College of Engineering)
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)



Inha University (Faculties involved: College of Engineering and College Information Technology & Engineering)
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  5. Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic)
  6. Bachelor of Engineering (Information & Communication)



University of Ulsan (Faculty involved: College of Engineering)
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic)

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Korea University Medical Center: Providing Koreans' Medical Needs since 1938


The Korea University Medical Center (Hangul/Hanja/Romanization/Abbreviation: 고려대학교 의료원/高麗大學校醫療院/Goryeo Daehakgyo Uiryowon/KUMC) is a collection of several hospitals, as well as the College of Health Science associated with Korea University in the Republic of Korea. There are three hospitals which are affiliated to KUMC such as:
  • KUMC Anam Hospital - 73 Inchon Avenue/Inchonno, Anam-dong 5-ga 126-1 beonji, 02841 Seoul Seongbuk-gu
  • KUMC Guro Hospital - 148 Guro-dong Avenue/Gurodongno, Guro-dong 80-beonji, 08308 Seoul Guro-gu
  • KUMC Ansan Hospital - 123 Jeokgeum Avenue/Jeokgeumno, Gojan 1-dong 516-beonji, 15355 Ansan Danwon-gu, Gyeonggi Province

With the opening as Kyungsung Women's Medical College in 1938, it was later renamed and annexed as Seoul Women's Medical College in 1948, Woosuk University College of Medicine in 1967, and Korea University College of Medicine in 1971. In 1983, the Korea University Medical Center (KUMC) was formed, and its first director was inaugurated.

Proclaiming a new vision in October 2005, KUMC has pronounced the vision that the medical center would become one of the best hospitals, focusing on humanity and five core values; 'Creative Research', 'High-Quality Treatment', 'Training Talented Professionals', 'Management by Happiness', and 'Sharing and Service'. Since then, big changes and developments have been realized in Korea University Medical Center.

Along with a new building of the 2nd College of Medicine, Korea University has contributed to reforming curricula and introducing a graduate school of medicine in the mid-long term. It is also leading medical developments in Korea by encouraging SCI papers and providing research funds for faulty professors.

With the recent remodeling and extension of research wards, Korea University Anam Hospital became a clean and comfortable hospital. It is able to provide the best medical service with qualified medical staffs and advanced equipment such as surgery robots and TALS (Total Laboratory Automatic System). As a result, the internal review committee has been satisfied with the development of the hospital, and now prepares for JCI Certification, which eventually leads it to a world-class hospital.

Well... that's GURO for you. Hehehe.
With the new building recently completed and speedy remodeling of old buildings, Korea University Guro Hospital was opened around December 2007. Guro Hospital is the largest among the three hospitals with 1,050 beds under the umbrella of Korea University Medical Center and the first on record with over 1,000 beds. Also, this hospital has a great potential to grow because of good location and public awareness.


With recent remodeling, Korea University Ansan Hospital created a luxurious interior like a "hotel" and extended facilities and resting rooms for customer's convenience. Considering its location within industrial complex, it has a specialized clinic such as Industrial Medicine Center, operates a medical examination vehicle, and carries out numerous research projects for local residents' health because Korea University Ansan Hospital is the only university hospital in Ansan. Furthermore, the hospital tried its best to become a hospital centered in the Western Sea area.

In addition, Korea University Medical Center has been performing the duty of university hospital such as education, research, and treatment, and also participating in voluntary work in world-disaster areas as well as disadvantaged areas in Korea. As college of Public Health Science of Korea University became a member of Korea University Medical Center, a cutting-edge medical cluster has recently been created to link two colleges and three hospitals together. Korea University Medical Center tried its best to take the lead in 'Global KU' by leading medical development in Korea and growing to one of the world best hospitals.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

POSTECH-KAIST Science War: The most epic Science War in Korea

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon Campus in Guseong-dong, Daejeon Yuseong-gu
The Science War has been opened to encourage interaction between POSTECH and KAIST. KAIST is a public university which was constructed in 1971. It is located in Daejeon and about 3,800 undergraduate students are currently enrolled there. On the other hand, POSTECH is a private university which was built in 1986, much more recently than KAIST. Moreover, it is in Pohang and about 1600 undergraduates attend the school. While KAIST and POSTECH differ in several other aspects, they are similar in terms of two important points: Both are considered as universities which are dedicated to research and education in science and engineering, and located in outside of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. 

Since 2002, this annual competition was held in order to encourage constructive rivalry among students from KAIST and POSTECH, two prominent engineering schools in South Korea. The competition name is determined depending by the home university. If held at KAIST, it is called "Pocajeon/포카전 or POSTECH-KAIST Science War", while at the Pohang University of Science and Technology, it is called "kapojeon/카포전 or KAIST-POSTECH Science War". Students who represent their respective schools compete against each other in a variety of different fields. Among the many, Science War is a hacking competition designed to increase awareness of the importance of cyber security.

Pohang University of Science and Tehnology (POSTECH) in Hyoja-dong, Pohang Nam-gu, Northern Gyeongsang Province
Although one or two games have changed more or less, the Science War has roughly consisted of soccer, baseball, and basketball in sports part and Starcraft, AI (Artificial Intelligence), science quiz, and hacking in science and technology field. On the 11th POSTECH-KAIST Science War (2012), a multiplayer online video game LOL (League of Legends) was substituted for Starcraft 1. However, its problem came from the limited interaction. People who participated in these games only competed with participants from KAIST. They did not really share skills or ideas, but just competed and drank beer together. Moreover, while the Science War was supposed to encourage interaction between universities, apart from some sports and arts clubs, academic clubs hardly had time to communicate during the Science War.

Basketball Match: POSTECH versus KAIST in 12th POSTECH-KAIST Science War