|IBS Launches Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
IBS Launches Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
- Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences' to be located in the IBS UNIST Campus, commences on January 1 -
To foster synergy among research centers and create a stable research environment, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) inaugurated the Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences on January 1 at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) campus.
IBS has been progressively introducing a research institute system to consolidate research centers in related fields. In this regard, the institute has established the 'Particle and Nuclear Physics Research Institute' (launched in December 2021) and the 'Life Science Institute' (launched in July 2022). In the previous year, the 'IBS Institute for Condensed Matter Science' (launched in July 2023) at the IBS POSTECH Campus, and the 'IBS Institute for Biomedical Science and Chemistry' (launched in July 2023) at the IBS KAIST Campus became operational.
This time, the UNIST Campus has been designated to host the new 'Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences'.
The Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is to consist of three research centers: ▲ Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (led by Rodney RUOFF) ▲ Center Soft and Living Matter (led by Bartosz GRZYBOWSKI) ▲ Center for Genomic Integrity (led by MYUNG Kyungjae). MYUNG Kyungjae serves as the inaugural Managing Director of the research cluster. Additionally, the construction of the IBS UNIST Campus building is underway to ensure the stable operation of the new institute.
IBS President NOH Do Young expressed, "The launch of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is expected to generate synergy among outstanding research centers at UNIST, leading to remarkable achievements in fundamental science research." He added, "Following the 3rd IBS 5-year plan, we plan to establish specialized research institutes in GIST and DGIST campuses in the future."
IBS Public Relations Team