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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is one of the leading universities in the Republic of Korea. HUFS has been consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious higher education institutes in Korea, especially being ranked as a top in the field of Foreign Language. In 2007, HUFS won third place out of all Korean universities on the National Customer Satisfaction Index, and placed second in terms of internationalization two years in a row in the university rankings of JoongAng Ilbo. Wikipedia.

Kwon T.-H.,Hankuk University of foreign Studies
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2015

Two popular policies for fostering electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E) are FIT (feed-in tariffs) and RPS (renewable portfolio standards). Although it is essential for the government to intervene in the renewable energy market for a positive externality of RES-E, poorly designed market regulations can lead to excess profits for the renewable energy sector, which in turn increases policy costs. In addition, those who benefit from such regulations may actively seek rents. This paper explores the rents or windfall profits generated through RPS and FIT and furthermore, investigates which is more substantial for the case of South Korea, which has had experience with FIT and RPS over the past 10 years. According to the results, rents generated from RPS were bigger than those from FIT, except for solar PV in South Korea. Moreover, this study also investigates the policy design elements that could curb these rents. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Karlsson R.,Hankuk University of foreign Studies
Environmental Values | Year: 2012

While structural approaches to sustainability have remained unable to muster wider political support, green political theory has for some time taken a voluntarist turn, arguing that deep changes in attitudes and behaviour are necessary to reduce the ecological debt of the rich countries. Within environmental citizenship theory it is believed that justice requires each individual to start living within his or her 'ecological space'. Firmly rooted in the pollution paradigm, environmental citizenship theory holds that the path to sustainability goes through a dramatic reduction in economic activity and international trade. Since such cuts in material welfare run counter to the preferences of many, doubts can be had about their political plausibility. More seriously, with a world population of more than seven billions, it is doubtful that even such harsh sacrifices would suffice to ensure environmental sustainability. This article challenges environmental citizenship theory by arguing that it is tied to a conception of sustainability which is both theoretically misleading and strategically unfortunate in a rapidly industrialising world. Instead of further individual guilt, there is an urgent need to define new collective progressive projects aimed at universal affluence and natural restoration. Fashionable as a sense of individual guilt may be, it fails to recognise the responsibility of the rich world to provide new technologies capable of securing global environmental sustainability. © 2012 The White Horse Press. Source

Choi K.-H.,Korea Polytechnic University | Oh W.,Hankuk University of foreign Studies
Energy Policy | Year: 2014

This study aims to examine the energy efficiency of the manufacturing industry of Korea by using the extended Divisia index decomposition of Choi and Ang (2012). First, we applied the Sato-Vartia index decomposition to the energy intensity of the manufacturing industry in Korea. Second, we attributed the growth rate of aggregate energy intensity to 10 sub-manufacturing industries through two channels: real energy intensity and structural change. The result of the decomposition illustrates that the aggregate energy intensity index decreased in the period 1981-2010. The index decomposition analysis demonstrates that real energy intensity decreased by 85.85%, whereas structural change increased energy intensity by 69.37% over the same period of time. The negative effect of structural change is partly a result of the increasing portion of energy intensive industry in manufacturing. The result reflects that industrial structure in Korea can be an important aspect for improving energy efficiency. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Hankuk University of foreign Studies, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute | Date: 2012-05-09

The present invention relates to an IPTV service device and method for providing continuous service. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a service-request receiving step of receiving an IPTV service request from a user of an IPTV terminal; a service-confirming step of confirming whether or not the IPTV service has previously been stopped in response to the IPTV service request; and an IPTV-service providing step of providing the IPTV service to the IPTV terminal from the point at which service was stopped if the IPTV service has previously been stopped.

Hankuk University of foreign Studies, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute | Date: 2013-10-24

An apparatus and method for providing an N-screen service based on cloud computing. The existing SONF incurs load and costs when discovering, generating and maintaining services. Meanwhile, the apparatus and method provided herein enable to reduce the costs by using cloud computing capabilities, and also to provide more various services, thereby enhancing a users service satisfaction. By using the apparatus and method, it is possible to serve an alternative to an N-screen service platform architecture, and by further adopting service capabilities of ITU-T and future network features, it is possible to improve service performances and satisfaction.

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