The Interdisciplinary Program of Cancer Biology of the SNU CRI has been functioning as the top graduate school program regarding cancer biology in the Republic of Korea ever since it was opened in 1998. By being admitted into the school, the excellent and gifted persons had burned the ardor for study. And the graduates who finished the education within the serious academic study climate have been doing the activities as the leaders at many universities, research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, etc. Also, regarding the professors of this graduate school program and the researchers, not only have they been leading the development of cancer biology domestically, but, also, they have been showing the extraordinary capabilities in the international academic activities, too. And, regarding the professors who belong to the Clinical Department, while being active as the medical team, too, of the Seoul National University Hospital, they have been leading the social service.
The 1st level goal of the Interdisciplinary Program of Cancer Biology is to cultivate the researchers who can lead the cancer biology research while contributing to the promotion of the health of the mankind with an international discerning eye and knowledge that are related to cancer biology. And the strength has been exerted in order to raise the capability for being able to carry out the research in the diverse fields of biology after the graduation.
Especially, regarding the physician students, the emphasis for the cultivation of the science and engineering knowledge is placed on the education in the field of life science. And, regarding the non-physician students, the emphasis for the cultivation of the medical knowledge is placed on the basic medicine education. This program is trying to provide the basic platform to communicate and cooperate with each other so that they can exert a synergistic effect in research in the BT field.