The center will conduct research projects with support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and National Research Foundation.
A comprehensive university research institution that conducts research activities on wide range of energy issues is established with support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and National Research Foundation.
The Energy Governance Center (Director: Prof. Kim Yeon-gyu) of Hanyang University held on November 14 its inauguration ceremony at HIT building in the university.
The energy governance refers to activities of understanding overall political, economic and social issues as well as comprehensive consideration on changes and trends in environment, ecosystems, science and technology to seek solutions for energy technologies and policies that can save mankind. Given that a large number of socio-scientific issues are so complex that they cannot be solved by research on a certain area, necessity for converged research is growing. And the Energy Governance Center combined such study with energy.
The Energy Governance Center will conduct a variety of research projects to work out energy and climate strategies of the nation for establishing peace structure in Northeast Asia and Korean peninsula. Research projects will include theoretical consideration on paradigm shift on energy and climate, empirical study and prediction of changes in long-term world energy and climate by 2030, and formulation of strategies for lifting Korea to an advanced country and achieving long-term development.
Unlike other research centers, the Energy Governance Center has built international networks. Based on cooperation networks already established with scientists in other countries through joint research projects, the Center aims at further expanding such networks while conducting joint study programs with international research institutions.
Prof. Kim Yeon-gyu, Director of the Energy Governance Center, said, “We are grateful to the government and university authorities for supporting us to conduct comprehensive research on technological and policy aspects of energy issues in this period when the world and Korea are facing energy crisis and turning point. With sense of duty as the director of the center, I will contribute to diversification of researches on energy by conducting joint projects for comprehensive energy studies with universities in Korea and other countries as well as by establishing personnel infrastructure for mid- and long-term interdisciplinary studies.”