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Concept

In 1994, Samsung Electronics established the Human-Tech Thesis Prize. The goal of the Prize is threefold:

  1. to search for creative and driven young people who will lead the field of science into the future for Korea;
  2. to encourage research at the collegiate level; and
  3. to increase the awareness of the importance of technology in society.The Prize has gone beyond its expectations of nurturing creativity and research among young scientists to become the major driving force behind the intellectual passion for college students to succeed in research.Currently,


The Prize has gone beyond its expectations of nurturing creativity and research among young scientists to become the major driving force behind the intellectual passion for college students to succeed in research.

Currently, the Prize encourages student participation from domestic and foreign high schools, colleges and graduate schools in order to broaden and enrich the basis of research and development of the sciences in Korea.

Through the Prize competition, Samsung Electronics has and will continue to discover and cultivate gifted human talent in science and technology. This human talent will serve as the foundation necessary to compete in the global environment in which technology has become both a weapon and an asset to the nations.

Samsung Electronics strives deepen and expand the research in core technological areas through the Human-Tech Thesis Prize. The Prize itself will develop into a renowned award for students all over the world.

History
Scale of the Prize
Classification
1st Yr
('94)
2st Yr
('95)
3st Yr
('96)
4st Yr
('97)
5st Yr
('98)
6st Yr
('99)
7st Yr
('00)
8st Yr
('01)
9st Yr
('02)
10st Yr
('03)
11st Yr
('04)
12st Yr
('05)
13st Yr
('06)
14st Yr
('07)
15st Yr
('08)
16st Yr
('09)
Number of
Papers
805 510 908 523 500 654 540 633 639 734 810 844 872 928 1,161 1,313
Number of
Institutions
104 57 107 63 56 64 54 63 66 89 80 81 85 91 85 101
Number of
Winners
66 61 70 62 69 95 96 92 92 101 110 93 83 89 81 92
Number of
Judges
513 455 682 390 400 537 496 536 505 716 726 508 463 467 496 514