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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources

As sovereignty and rights of the industrial utilization of bioresources are reinforced from the Nagoya Protocol going into effect, the discovery of agriculture and forest bioresources, creative convergent research, and human resource development for bio-industriy are strongly required. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Bioresources is a graduate school department newly organized in 2020, uniting five majors: Crop Science and Biotechnology, Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, Forest Environmental Science, Environmental Materials Science, and Biomaterials Science. The Department aims to discover agricultural and forest bioresources and carry out creative convergent research and human resource development, to deal with radical changes in the agricultural environment according to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Department will lead world-class development of human resources and convergent research by educational innovation, research innovation and globalization, based on academic achievements of five majors.

For innovative human resource development in the 21st century, the Department promotes interdisciplinary education among majors, establishment of new curriculums for convergent research, expansion of education through team-teaching, management of user-oriented curriculums focusing on problem-solving, and construction of an academic infrastructure with participatory curriculums.

The Department will reinforce the conservation of agricultural bioresources, competitiveness in the seed industry, genomics research, development of IT-based cultivation technologies, construction of smart farm systems, formation of sustainable eco-friendly bioresources ecosystem, development of cutting-edge biomaterials, and research on high value-added environmental materials.

Through the innovation of education, research and globalization, the Department will transcend boundaries between majors, and foster creative scholars leading convergent researches. Graduates will be pioneers of the 21st century industrial society in Universities, enterprises, research insititutes, etc. as leaders of agriculture and forest bioresources fields, and play important roles in the creation of high value-added bio-industries in the future.
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  • Program in Crop Science and Biotechnology
  • +82-2-880-4550
  • +82-2-877-4550
  • 200-4108
The world population is rapidly approaching 7 billion, and increasing by 75 million each year. Feeding the world has always been a major challenge to human ingenuity. Therefore, the application of science to food production has been one of mankind's most important issues.

The Crop Science and Biotechnology program forsters the study of crops and environmental sciences in order to balance the interests of food production, fiber production, and the protection of the environment.

For undergraduate students, the Program in Crop Science and Biotechnology provides courses in crop breeding and genomics, crop molecular genetics and biotechnology, advanced technologies of crop production, agroecology, agrometeorology, environmentally friendly conservation of natural resources, crop physiology and weed science, crop ecology, forage crops, statistics, crop bioinformatics, and many other relevant fields. After the graduation, students will have diverse job opportunities related to agribusiness, banking, education, consulting, or the public sectors such as the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MIFAFF) and the Rural Development Administration (RDA). Graduate students of agronomy can study the specific academic areas in eight laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art experimental facilities and experimental farms. The MS and PhD students can specialize in rice breeding and genomics, crop molecular genetics and biotechnology, soybean molecular breeding, crop physiology and weed science, crop ecology and precision farming, rice crop science and agrometeorology as well as medicinal and industrial crop science. Former MS and PhD graduates are currently working in universities, MIFAFF, RDA, research centers, and banks, as well as in international seed, agrochemical, and biotechnology companies.
Name Major TEL Email
Koh, Hee-Jong
Plant Breeding & Genetics +82-2-880-4541 heejkoh@snu.ac.kr
Kim, Kwang Soo
Crop Ecology & Informatics +82-2-880-4546 luxkwang@snu.ac.kr
Kim, Do-Soon
Crop Molecular Physiology & Weed Science +82-2-880-4542 dosoonkim@snu.ac.kr
Paek, Nam-Chon
Crop Molecular Genetics +82-2-880-4543 ncpaek@snu.ac.kr
Seo, Hak-Soo
Molecular Biochemistry +82-2-880-4548 seohs@snu.ac.kr
Yang, Tae-Jin
Industrial Crops & Genomics +82-2-880-4547 tjyang@snu.ac.kr
Lee, Suk-Ha
Soybean Molecular Breeding & Physiology +82-2-880-4545 sukhalee@snu.ac.kr