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KAIST Partners with WEF to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution
KAIST President Sung-Chul Shin and the Head of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Murat Sonmez, made a commitment to build cooperation in an active manner for addressing the ramifications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The two signed an MOU to cooperate in research in related fields on October 13 after holding a roundtable discussion titled “The Future of Jobs and Inclusive Growth in Korea”. It is the first partnership that the WEF has sealed with an academic institution.The roundtable discussion brought together distinguished guests from politics, non-profit civic organizations, academia, and enterprises including Daejeon Mayor Seon-Taek Kwon, Doosan Group Vice Chairman Lee Hyun-Soon, and Korean Venture Business Association President Ahn Keon-Joon. During the news conference, President Shin said, “This event means a lot because it explores ways in which inclusive growth and job creation can be realized in Korea. To move forward in the new age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, every country needs to adopt appropriate new policies suitable for their specific market environments. KAIST will contribute to this process for Korea as well as for the global community.” President Shin also said, “Korea has been a fast follower in previous industrial revolutions. Now, we have the momentum to seize the opportunities in the wake of this revolution. KAIST is dedicated to leading Korea into becoming a first mover in the Fourth Industrial Revolution by cooperating with the WEF.” “Two decades later, we will live with considerable number of robots around us. It is possible that our societies in the future will consist of Homo sapiens and Robo sapiens. We need to create new jobs for Homo sapiens to prepare for a society that we will have to coexist with a new industrial tribe. Industries need continuing education to retrain workers for the ever evolving industrial landscape of the future,” President Shin emphasized. Meanwhile, Sonmez pointed out that all stakeholders should participate in understanding the new industrial environment’s ramifications, saying “Societies, governments, public and private sectors, startups, and academia should co-design inclusive models through global efforts. Ethics and influences on the job market should also be taken into consideration.” Sonmez said nine factors such as blockchains, internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cross-border data blow, drones, 3D printing, autonomous driving, the environment, and precision medicine will take center stage in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, In particular, he said that blockchains, which are a cybersecurity technology for online financial transactions, will bring even bigger changes than the ‘World Wide Web’ has done over the past three decades. “To this end, we will have to work closely with major academic institutes. Through this partnership with KAIST, we will make the fruits of the new industrial environment benefit Koreans and Korean society,” Sonmez added.
Klaus Schwab to Receive Doctorate from KAIST University
Courtesy of Press Release from the World Economic Forum: Klaus Schwab to Receive Doctorate from KAIST University KAIST University to confer Doctorate to World Economic Forum Executive Chairman and Founder Klaus Schwab The ceremony will take place on 7 September at KAIST University, Daejeon, South Korea For more information: http://wef.ch/KlausSchwab Geneva, Switzerland, 26 August 2015 – Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, will be honoured on Monday 7 September by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), with his 14th honorary doctorate. This honour will be bestowed on him in recognition of his work in the field of science, in particular his efforts to promote corporate social responsibility and for the concept of multistakeholder cooperation, which he originated in 1971. Before creating the World Economic Forum, Professor Schwab had a distinctive academic career, earning two doctorates – one in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and the other in economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He also studied at Harvard University, where he earned a Master in Public Administration. In 1972 he became one of the youngest professors at the University of Geneva, where he taught business policy for over 30 years. The ceremony will be attended by over 200 students, KAIST faculty members, Jang-Moo Lee, Chairman of the KAIST Board of Trustees, and Mayor Seon-Taek Kwon of Daejeon. “Klaus Schwab, through his forward-looking vision and outstanding leadership, has cultivated the World Economic Forum into a global organization, contributing significantly to improving the global economy as well as to resolving international conflicts,” said Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, President of KAIST. “It is a great honour to receive this honorary doctoral degree from KAIST, an institution which is known for academic excellence and the role it has played in helping South Korea achieve the level of modernization in a matter of decades that the western world took over a century to achieve,” Professor Schwab said. At the ceremony, Professor Schwab will give a speech on the “Impact of Disruptive Forces on Our World” and will elaborate on how technological and geopolitical development is shaping global, regional, national and industry agendas.
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