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[Issue 75] President Nakin SUNG’s Inauguration Ceremony Held

  • August 7, 2014
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Former Doosan Group CEO Elected as Chairman of SNU Board of Directors
Former Doosan Group CEO Elected as Chairman of SNU Board of Directors
July 29, 2014 Mr. Yong-Hyun PARK, previously the CEO of Doosan Group, was elected chairman of the SNU Board of Directors on July 28. Mr. Park studied at SNU School of Medicine, was a professor at the School of Medicine from 1978 to 2006 and was the CEO of Doosan Construction from 2007 to 2009 and of Doosan Group from 2009 to 2012. Chairman Park started his first term as a member of the board of directors in 2011, and has been serving a consecutive term on the board since 2013. As the eldest member of the board, he temporarily acted as chairman when former SNU President/Chairman OH Yeon-Cheon retired from his post. Park will remain chairman for the next 18 months. more
Bookshelves at SNU Library Dedicated to Xi Jinping
Bookshelves at SNU Library Dedicated to Xi Jinping
July 30, 2014 SNU Central Library has announced its decision to dedicate a row of bookshelves in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping who recently visited SNU. During his visit, he promised to donate 10,000 Chinese books and to invite SNU students to China next year. Chinese officials are currently in the selection process of which books to send over, mainly choosing from the humanities, social sciences and engineering. The bookshelves will not only contain books, but also display photos, newspaper articles and other materials related to President Xi’s visit to SNU. Professor JEONG Jong Ho (dean of the Office of International Affairs) stated that “these books will be of great academic value since Chinese publishers rarely reprint books once they’re out of stock.” more
President Nakin SUNG’s Inauguration Ceremony Held
President Nakin SUNG’s Inauguration Ceremony Held
August 5, 2014 Professor Nakin Sung’s official inauguration ceremony as the twenty-sixth president of SNU was held at the University Cultural Center on August 5. Approximately five hundred people were present including former SNU presidents, professors and students. In his inauguration speech, President Sung talked about how the “national university corporate body system is a new progress model of higher education” and about stabilizing the SNU corporate body. He also expressed his view that the “SNU admissions process should be able to accommodate students from underprivileged backgrounds and underdeveloped neighborhoods,” stating, “SNU must contribute to social mobility.” President Sung also promised to strengthen undergraduate education. more
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