Department of Integrative Biological Sciences and Industry
Fostering the future leaders that can be responsible for future rations centered around smartfarm technology, especially in the areas of agriculture, marine resources, and agricultural entomology
The Department of Integrative Biological Sciences and Industry aims to foster human resources in the future food industry. The 2013 World Food Forum announced that serious climate change could pose a major threat to the agricultural and livestock products over the next 50 years. According to the 2015 World Population Report, more than twice as much food is expected to be needed by 2050. In addition, the excess amount of protein that is needed can be obtained from edible insects, grains, and aquatic products in order to feed humans and animals globally. The students will learn the basic capabilities of food insects, new conceptual crops, and the types of fisheries. Also, they must focus on precision technology and the sciences for natural products.
Foster core human resources in the fields of crops, aquatic organisms, and insect industries that can be responsible for the future food supply via smart farming technology.
Apply smart and artificial intelligence technologies and natural product sciences in order to advance the modern food systems.
Career Path after Graduation
Graduates from the Department of Integrative Biological Sciences and Industry can find careers in the following fields that are listed below.
1 Private sector companies, such as pharmaceutical companies, food companies, biotechnology companies, and seed companies.
2. Staterun and private sector research institutes, such as the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology and breeding research centers that are run by the private sector.
3. Public offices and public agencies, such as the Ministry Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, the Rural Development Administration, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, and the Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization.
4. Start-up businesses, such as bio-ventures.
5. Careers as professors and teachers.