Materials Science & Engineering is the “Central Science” of the 21st century. Materials are the focus of research in emerging fields such as nano-computing, bio-medicine and solar energy, but they are also the drivers of innovation in traditional technologies, such as construction, consumer electronics and transportation equipment. Being at the nexus of all this technological innovation creates challenges as well as opportunities for university departments. How to prepare students for diverse careers and further study? How to manage, encourage and evaluate interdisciplinary research? How to engage with diverse stakeholders? How to communicate what the department does to the university and wider community?
The QS Subject Focus Summit – Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) brings together the senior academic leaders of MSE and key stakeholders from government and industry from around the world. The event provides a unique opportunity to address head-on the challenges facing the field, and to develop strategies and partnerships for seizing the many opportunities available. Organized in partnership with Seoul National University and held in Seoul, South Korea on June 13-15, 2016, this is an event you simply cannot afford to miss.