SAIHST Awarded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
The Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Sciences & Technology (SAIHST) at SKKU has been selected as the institution responsible for “cultivating biomedical global leaders” by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. It was selected due to the efforts of the Biomedical Engineering Program at SKKU and Samsung Medical Center.
There will be a national project with 4.6 billion KRW in funding that will run until December 2022. The goal is to foster leaders with global mindsets through participation in diverse projects and study abroad with a leading healthcare organization that has signed an agreement with SAIHST. Researchers who have completed master’s, PhD or post-doctoral programs will be given opportunities to study abroad for 6 months to 1 year, and a stipend will be provided during their stay.
Hyo-Keun Lim, Director of SAIHST, said, “SAIHST was established as the first institute in the country that promotes multidisciplinary and convergent graduate education in translational medicine with the intention of vitalizing the medical industry. We have continuously educated top global convergent talents, and I believe that the institute was selected due to our hard work and the infrastructure of the organization.” He further added, “I look forward to SAIHST becoming a globally recognized institute through systematic human resource management based on the involvement of this project.”