Coexistence with Earth requires practice and reflection

Su-yeol Hong, Director of the Resource Recycling Socio-Economic Research Institute (Class of 1993, Department of Asian History, College of Humanities) ·
Jangsub Lee, Professor in the Department of Design

Human-induced environmental pollution has resulted in significant changes to the Earth's environment. Last July, the World Meteorological Organization announced that the Earth had recorded its highest average temperature in recorded history. In the current situation where alarm bells are ringing around the world, what should we do now?

Find a solution to the climate crisis in the old future: glaciers

Jinho Ahn, Professor at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Ahn, undeterred by the geologically inhospitable conditions in South Korea, a barren land for glacier studies, has developed the country's sole glacier GHG(Greenhouse Gases) concentration measurement instrument to prepare a domestic environment for glacier research. He measures the concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere from glacial samples, explores paleoclimatic conditions, and establishes climate models to predict the future through the past.

The climate crisis leads to a crisis in our lives

Tyler Rasch (Master`s degree from the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations in 2016)

Few people understood how Tyler Rasch, a popular TV personality intersects with environmental issues when he published his book, No Second Earth in 2020. He is a passionate environmental activist whose book was printed on environmentally friendly paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council(FSC). His interests in the environment are very broad and omnidirectional, ranging from the microscopic level of mundane life to the macroscopic systems pointing toward the future.

Aspiring for agriculture beneficial to humans and Earth.

CEOs of Croft, Hee-kyung Ryoo (Class of 2005, Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering) and Woo-ram Lee (Class of 2004, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

One group of researchers are striving to overcome the food crisis due to climate change through an automatic crop production technology program. We met alumni Hee-kyung Ryoo and Woo-ram Lee, who jointly operate “Croft,” a smart farm solution startup, to hear about environmentally friendly agriculture in the era of climate crisis.


SNU News

Department of Cutting-Edge Convergence Studies, A new educational paradigm to nurture future convergence talents

Starting in 2024, SNU will establish a new “Department of Cutting-Edge Convergence Studies* (the ‘Department’)” with five majors. The Department plans to become a hub for creative convergence education and take the lead in nurturing future talents under SNU’s mission, a “knowledge community that contributes to the future of the nation and humanity.”
* The official English name of the college has not yet been determined.