Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Kookmin University is the first national private university located in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea after the liberation of the Republic of Korea from Japan. Kookmin University was established in 1946. After South Korea was liberated from Japan, Gu kim, Soang Jo and Ikhee Shin who are the members of the cabinet in a provisional government had agreed to cultivate a great leader among the Republic of Korea in perspective, which soon became the banner of the Kookmin University. Ikhee Shin who is one of the key figures of establishment for the Kookmin University was inaugurated as the first president of the University. Kookmin University is owned by the SsangYong Group, which bought the university in 1959.Kookmin University has an academic family of 22,000 students, about 800 faculty members and 350 administrative staff. Since its establishment in 1946, approximately 60,000 students have graduated.Kookmin University includes the College of Humanities, the College of Engineering and 12 other colleges. The university includes a Graduate school which consists of three Professional Graduate Schools and ten Special Graduate Schools. Kookmin teaches in the fields of Design, Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Techno-Design, Social Science and other academic disciplines.The College of Design held the first rank in three fields and the second rank in two fields among a total of five fields as a result of a nationwide assessment in 2007 in South Korea. The college has been ranked among the top three departments in Korea with Seoul National University and Hongik University.Kookmin University's Graduate School of Techno Design, which was established with the view of nurturing "design human capability of world level", has been selected for the BK 21 project. The Techno Design School's interdisciplinary connection and expertise in educational-industrial cooperation is expected to create synergy with the "UIT design".In the Joongangilbo University Ranking 2011, the School of Economics achieved third in Korea. Wikipedia.

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FILE PHOTO: The Friendship and the Broken bridges over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo SEOUL/VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency. Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programs. U.S. President Donald Trump lavished praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping last week for Beijing's assistance in trying to rein in Pyongyang. A day later, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed the United Nations Security Council to impose more sanctions to further isolate Pyongyang. There is no sign of any sustainable increase in trade between Russia and North Korea, but business and transport links between the two are getting busier. A new ferry service starting next week will move up to 200 passengers and 1,000 tonnes of cargo six times a month between North Korea and the Russian port of Vladivostok. Shipping data on Thomson Reuters Eikon shows there has been a recent steady flow of oil tanker traffic from Vladivostok into North Korean east coast ports. Last Thursday, five North Korean-flagged oil tankers had loaded up at Vladivostok-area ports and identified North Korean ports as their destination. It was not known what products they were carrying. Earlier this year, Russian government officials visited Pyongyang to discuss more cooperation in rail transport, according to media reports. A Russian-built railway link between the Russian eastern border town of Khasan and the North Korean port of Rajin has been used to carry some coal, metals and various oil products. "North Korea does not care about China's pressure or sanctions because there is Russia next door," said Leonid Petrov, a North Korea expert at Australia National University. "Pyongyang has been playing off Beijing and Moscow for half a century, letting them compete for the right to aid and influence North Korea." Russia, especially Vladivostok, is also home to one of the largest overseas communities of North Koreans in the world, and they send home tens of thousands of dollars in much-needed hard currency each month. Speaking at the United Nations last week, Tillerson called on states to sever diplomatic and financial ties with Pyongyang and suspend the flow of North Korean guest workers. The Security Council has not yet agreed on any course of action. While Russia has not indicated it will oppose U.N. sanctions or seek to dilute them, its ties with the United States are fraught, which could complicate its joining any U.S.-led initiative on North Korea. Trump and Putin spoke in a telephone call on Tuesday and discussed North Korea, among other issues, both sides said. There was no word of any agreement. Samuel Ramani, a Russia expert at Oxford University, said support for the Pyongyang regime could bring economic benefits for Moscow. It would demonstrate Russia was "a loyal partner to anti-Western regimes facing international isolation and sanctions", he said. "As Russia has close economic links with other countries at odds with the West, like Iran, Venezuela and Syria, this symbolic dimension of the Russia-North Korea relationship has strategic significance." The United States is calling for an embargo in oil sales to North Korea, which imports all its fuel needs. China, North Korea's main supplier, is unlikely to agree because that would be potentially destabilizing for the Pyongyang regime, but it may impose curbs on the trade, experts say. China exports about 500,000 tonnes of crude and 270,000 tonnes of products each year, oil industry sources in China say. Russia, the other major supplier of oil to North Korea, exported about 36,000 tonnes of oil products in 2015, the latest year for which figures are available, according to U.N. data. Russia has already taken over the supply of jet fuel to North Korea after China halted exports two years ago, according to the industry sources in China. Russia is also the source of foreign exchange for North Korea, mostly from Vladivostok. The city of 600,000 people, just about 100 km (60 miles) from the border with North Korea, is home to thousands of North Koreans who mainly work on construction or do home renovations. A city web site advertises "Korean Professional Contractors" and says they work "Cheaply and Fast". One North Korean man, who works as a handyman, told Reuters he was obliged to hand over a portion of his income - $500 – to the North Korean state each month. Thin and in his 30s, he did not disclose his monthly income, but said he charged 4,000 roubles (about $70) for a day’s labor. The man said he had worked in Russia for 11 years, leaving his wife and daughter back home whom he only saw on rare visits. Like all North Koreans, he wore a badge on his lapel bearing the portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung.   "It's better here than in North Korea," said the man, who did not want to be named.  "It's a very difficult life there. Here you can make money." But the most symbolic upturn in ties between Russia and North Korea is the start of regular trips of the Mangyongbong ferry from Monday between Vladivostok and the North Korean town of Rajin. Vladimir Baranov, the head of Vladivostok-based Investstroitrest company, told Reuters his company had chartered the Mangyongbong and would be the general agent for the ferry route. The aging boat used to ferry tourists between Japan and North Korea, but Tokyo banned its visits in 2006 as part of sanctions against Pyongyang. An editorial in Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper described the ferry service to Russia as "a move that puts a damper on international efforts to strengthen the encirclement of North Korea aimed at halting its nuclear and missile development." Still, despite the differences with the United States and the existing links with North Korea, experts say Russia is unlikely to sharp increase trade with Pyongyang because of its low foreign exchange reserves and general unreliability. "All trade with North Korea has to be subsidized," said Andrei Lankov, a Russian North Korea expert at Seoul's Kookmin University. "I do not see the Russian government spending its dwindling currency reserves to support the regime they despise and see as incurably ungrateful, and also prone to risky adventurism".


Patent
Kookmin University | Date: 2015-04-06

The described technology relates to a backlight unit and a display device comprising including the backlight unit. In one aspect, the backlight unit includes a light source and a light guiding plate configured to guide light emitted from the light source, The backlight unit also includes an optical sheet integrally formed with the light guiding plate and including a micro pattern configured to emit light reflected from the light guiding plate.


Provided is a resistance-switching device. The resistance-switching device includes a first wiring including an aluminum oxide surface layer, and a second wiring including a carbon-containing surface layer in contact with the aluminum oxide surface layer. Electrochemical reaction products according to a reaction of aluminum oxide and carbon are generated or destroyed at a contact interface between the aluminum oxide surface layer and the carbon-containing surface layer according to a voltage or a current applied to the first wiring and the second wiring, and low resistance and high resistance are provided between the first wiring and the second wiring by the generation or destruction of the electrochemical reaction products.


Patent
Kookmin University | Date: 2016-06-07

An approach is provided for configuring multiple interferers. An interference effect minimum protective distance is calculated in response to detection of an input of an interferer parameter. Physical (PHY) layer modeling is performed to individually apply a pathloss caused by a separation distance between an interferer node and a victim and apply a pathloss of each node to an attenuator and a transmitter amplifier in an HW manner. MAC layer modeling is performed to determine a transmission node and a transmission time using Markov chain or determine a transmission node and a transmission time using a result log file of an external MAC simulator and a transmission/reception time is reflected in an HW manner by turning ON/OFF a switch. Multiple correlated interferer signals are generated for analyzing an effect of frequency interference in view of both of PHY and MAC layers.


Patent
Kookmin University | Date: 2015-11-02

The present invention relates to Acanthophysium sp. KMF001 strain having high cellulose activity, and more particularly, to a novel Acanthophysium sp. KMF001 strain having the ability to produce endo--1,4-glucanase, -glucosidase, and cellobiohydrolase and to a culture of the strain. The novel Acanthophysium sp. KMF001 strain according to the present invention can produce highly active cellulases, including endo--1,4-glucanase, -glucosidase, and cellobiohydrolase, and thus can be advantageously used not only for enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass, but also in various industrial fields, including the pulp and paper making industry, the detergent industry, the agricultural product processing industry, the fiber industry, and the livestock industry, in which the degradation of cellulose is required.


Patent
Korea Testing Certification and Kookmin University | Date: 2017-05-03

The main objective of the present invention is to provide a contact-type apparatus and a method for inspecting side channels of a smartcard, capable of enabling a large voltage spectrum for power analysis without reducing the voltage applied to a smartcard, by configuring a power analysis circuit using an operational amplifier (OP-AMP). To achieve this objective, the contact-type apparatus for inspecting side channels of a smartcard, according to the present invention, comprises: a contact inspection unit for controlling a voltage level to analyze power using the OP-AMP, which is connected to a ground terminal (GND) of the smartcard, while the smartcard carries out an encryption algorithm; a signal analysis unit for receiving, from the contact inspection unit, an input of a voltage change generated when the smartcard carries out the encryption algorithm; and a control unit for controlling the operation of the contact inspection unit and the signal analysis unit.


Lee J.-S.,Kookmin University
Journal of Materials Chemistry | Year: 2011

Semiconductor device technology has continuously advanced through active research and the development of innovative technologies during the past decades. Semiconductor devices are expected to descend below the 10 nm scale within the next 10 years. Meanwhile, nanofabrication technology and the synthesis of nanostructured materials for novel device applications have made considerable progress too. This review will discuss new technologies that make this continuous device scaling possible. Then, recent efforts and research activities will be discussed regarding the fabrication and characterization of non-volatile memory devices made of nanostructured materials and by nanofabrication. This review concludes with an analysis of device fabrication strategies and device architectures beyond the device scaling limit with an emphasis on some promising technologies from bottom-up approaches. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Sohn K.,Kookmin University
Economics and Human Biology | Year: 2015

Analyzing the Indonesian Family Life Survey for the year 2007, this paper estimates that a 10 cm increase in physical stature is associated with an increase in earnings of 7.5% for men and 13.0% for women, even after controlling for an extensive set of productivity variables. When the height premium is estimated by sector, it is 12.3% for self-employed men and 18.0% for self-employed women; a height premium of 11.1% is also estimated for women in the private sector. In the public sector, however, the height premium estimate is not statistically significant for either men or women. This paper provides further evidence of discrimination based on customers' preferences for tall workers. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Patent
Electronics, Telecommunications Research Institute and Kookmin University | Date: 2015-11-25

An apparatus for transmitting 3DTV broadcasting encodes a base video using scalable video coding (SVC) or scalable high efficiency video coding (SHVC) scheme to generate a base layer stream and an enhancement layer stream of the base video, encodes each of an additional video and video enhancement information data for enhancing video quality of the additional video, transmits the base layer stream and the enhancement layer stream of the base video through a base layer channel and an enhancement layer channel, respectively, and transmits the encoded additional video and the encoded video enhancement information data through the base layer channel or the enhancement layer channel.


The present invention herein relates to a method of forming a through-hole in a silicon substrate. The present invention herein also relates to a method of forming an electrical connection element which penetrates through the silicon substrate, and to a semiconductor device manufactured thereby. More particularly, the present invention herein relates to a method of forming in a silicon substrate a through-hole capable of reducing roughness in a side wall of the through-hole and exhibiting low permittivity, by alternatingly laminating cationic and anionic polymer on the through-hole that has a dent on the side wall to form a porous elastic layer, and also relates to a method of forming an electrical connection that penetrates through the silicon substrate, and to a semiconductor device manufactured thereby.

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