GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY KOREA







                                                                                                                  

1.

Professor NAM Sang, Presenting the “Future of the Gaming Industry”


In a media briefing for domestic reporters held online on August 26, Professor NAM of George Mason University in the United States said, “The possibilities of serious games are endless. Everyone who has installed games on his or her smartphone will be their targets. A variety of these games will increase going forward.” Professor NAM has developed serious games with special purposes that can contribute to society rather than entertainment, with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, the USAID, and the U.S. OSHA. He also teaches students both gaming development theories and practices while serving as the dean of the Computer Game Design Faculty and a coordinator of the Graduate School at George Mason University, USA.


2.

Published 1H Report


Mason Korea published a report summarizing its activities and performances during the first half of the year. These include the number of enrolled students, a rise in the number of new students, the amount of scholarships offered, the cumulative employment rate, graduation events, and faculty activities. Its growth to date can be particularly seen at a glance, as the number of new students and the ratio of foreign students increased each semester, and the results of employment began to show after graduation.


3.

Signed MOU on Educational Cooperation with the Embassy of Ghana


Mason Korea signed an MOU with the Embassy of Ghana for educational cooperation and partnership on August 5. Through this agreement, the Embassy of Ghana will endeavor to inform Ghanaian universities and educational institutions about the many different programs and admission process of Mason Korea, and assist Ghanaian students in entering Mason Korea or experiencing its short-term training programs. The two organizations also agreed to operate various educational cooperation programs, including lectures by the Ambassador.


4.

Launched “#PatriotProtection” Campaign against COVID-19


Mason Korea is running a “#PatriotProtection” campaign to highlight building safety rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The university has operated a building access control system, while furnishing hand sanitizers and sanitary tissues on each floor and classroom. In addition, it made wearing a mask mandatory for professors in face-to-face classes after October 19. A promotional video was produced to inform everyone of the rules that must be followed during school life, and it will be aired at the beginning of every lecture.


5.

Mason’s Tyler COWEN and Alex TABARROK Ranked Among the 100 Most Influential in the world.


George Mason University economists Alex TABARROK and Tyler COWEN were recently recognized by Richtopia as among the world’s most influential economists. COWEN, the Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics within Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the chairman and faculty director of the Mercatus Center, ranked No. 17. TABARROK, a professor of economics within CHSS and the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center, came in at No. 72. The two professors are co-authors of the popular economics blog, “Marginal Revolution,” and co-founders of the online educational platform “Marginal Revolution University.”