The 6th Annual Swiss-Korean Science Days

The 6th Swiss Korean Science Days was held in December 7th and 8th in Zürich, Switzerland. This year, title of the 6th annual workshop was, “New Worlds Beyond Reality,” focused to discuss the research field of game technology including virtual reality, full body immersion and interaction technology.

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Various presenters from Switzerland were represented. Professors, companies and researchers of ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts), ETH Zürich, EPFL, Disney Research, Artanim, Ateo Startup, and FHNW.

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From the Korean side , professors and researchers of the Catholic University of Korea, Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence, Inha University, Hongik University and UNIST were represented.

The two-day workshop was opened by Mr. Christian Schneider, the Head of Science and Technology Office Seoul, and the Korean Ambassador to Switzerland H.E., Sangkyu Lee, also gave his encouragement remarks for all attendees on the second day.

The workshop was aimed to identify the new frontiers and trends in interaction design, animation, virtual reality and full body immersion and also to introduce recent initiatives from Switzerland and Korea in the same area. Leading researchers from Switzerland and Korea were able to exchange ideas and foster future collaboration in this area. The combination of Swiss creativity and Korean ICT and manufacturing skills benefitted both partners. This opportunity created new network among the Swiss and Korean virtual reality experts. To download the program of the event click here.

This year’s Swiss Korean Science Days was organized jointly by ZHdK, ETH Zürich, and the National Research Foundation of Korea. The series of Science Days workshops are generally supported by the Science and Technology of the Swiss Embassy in Seoul.

To view the list of past Swiss Korean Science Days collaboration, click here.