|Professor Lee Jong-kwan (skku.edu)|
On September 23rd, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) announced that Professor Lee Jong-kwan from the Department of Philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University was selected for the "2021 Best Scholars Support Program" in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Best Scholars Support Program is a research support service that promotes high-quality research and active writing processes, aiming to produce renowned scholars in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. Lee received the honor for pioneering the studies of digital civilization from the perspective of humanities and social sciences since the late 1990s. He achieved remarkable results by presenting a methodology for future humanities and applying it to arts, architecture, science, digital culture, artificial intelligence, and the 4th industrial revolution. In addition, his book Post-human Is Coming received an academic award from the Korean Publishing Culture Awards in 2017. With the help of the Best Scholars Support Program, Prof. Lee would attempt to present a vision to overcome the modern crisis by conducting an inclusive cross-sectional study on the 21st century civilization. The study aims to encompass epistemological, ontological, and political-economic approaches to fully reflect the issue of civilization.
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