KU president meets KU ISC students
As a guest speaker, the president gives a lecture about the university and its globalization strategy.
On July 18, at 5:30 pm, a special lecture was offered to students participating in the 2017 Korea University International Summer Campus (ISC) at the CJ Creative Lounge, Korea University.
KU President Jaeho Yeom, who was the guest speaker of the day, said at the beginning of the lecture, he felt very rewarded and grateful, as he was one of the founding members who supported the establishment of the ISC back in 2004. He then continued his lecture on a theme “Korea University and Innovation in KU Globalization.”
President Yeom emphasized that students nowadays are required to understand the emerging paradigms of the 21st century and quickly adapt to them. Taking into account the fact that 90 percent of the inventions in history have been made during the past decade as an example, he showed that the world has been changing at an unprecedentedly rapid pace. He also shared that, as a university president, he is always working hard to find ways in which the university could develop as a cradle for intellectuals needed in a rapidly changing society.
He continued to stress that the globalization of education should be sought after in order to follow the new paradigms of the 21st century. To highlight how important the globalization of education is, he quoted a passage by Kun-hee Lee, the chairman of Samsung Group: “The education system in Korea only accepts the identical standards to be applied. If the nation wants to grow its research and development potential, it is necessary to have innovation in education.”
According to President Yeom, Korea University has been leading innovative changes in order to achieve the successful globalization of education. For instance, the university introduced the Flipped Learning strategy, online open classes, and creative problem-solving programs in order to nurture creative intellectuals who are equipped with social responsibility and problem-solving capabilities. The university has attempted to guarantee its students’ autonomy in their college lives by eliminating three elements in the classroom; attendance, exam supervisors, and the relative evaluation policy.
In an effort to become a truly global university, KU has been running a variety of global education programs, including the KU-China Global Leadership Program and the KU Latin America Program. Yeom expressed his expectations that innovative buildings on campus, such as π-Ville and SK Future Hall as well as the KU-SKT IoT plan, one of the advanced ideas to upgrade the university system, would become a solid foundation for the betterment of the university.
At the end of his lecture, President Yeom took a commemorative photo with the ISC students.