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President’s Message

President's Message
 

 

img“See Globally, Educate Globally 
 
Handong Global University has been writing a new history since its foundation twenty years ago. Our vision is to show love towards our neighbors and to change the world by maximizing both students’ and professors’ talents.
HGU has uniquely contributed to the advancement of undergraduate education by creatively using global human resources for a holistic education that develops both character and knowledge. In addition, HGU has been drawing attention with its innovative educational curriculum that advances the 21st century’s requirement of learning and problem-solving in a globalized era.
Competency is strengthened not with knowledge-delivery education styles or teaching by rote memorization but with practical education that guides students in solving problems. HGU helps students build their competencies through project-based courses and nurtures well-balanced talents that play an important role in the world. I extend my warmest gratitude to you for your interest and support for HGU.
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PROFILE
Personal Data

Mailing Address:

Handong Global University, Office of the President,

558 Handong-ro, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Current Position:

President of Handong Global University,
Chairman of the board of Gyeongbuk Center of Creative Economy and Innovation
Research Area:
Simulation, Design and Safety of Nuclear and Quantum Systems

2016 - Present Experience
  • Co-Chair of The National Organizing Committee of The 66th United Nations DPI/NGO
    Conference (2016)
  • Member of National Committee of Safety and Security (November 2017 - Present)
2011 - 2015 Experience
  • International Advisory Expert of Investigation Committee on the Fukushima Accident (November 2011 - February 2012)
  • President, Korea Nuclear Society (September 2011 - August 2012)
  • Chairman of Board of Trustees, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (February 2012 - May 2013)
  • Director, Center for Advanced Reactor Research (September 2012 - 2014)
  • Committee Member, Advisory Committee on Nuclear Energy Policy, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (December 2012-November 2013)
  • Bently Chair Professor (April 2013-2014)
  • Member of Presidential Advisory Council for Science and Technology
  • (September 2013 – January 2015)
  • Chairman of Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety and Security, Nuclear Safety and Security
    Commission (May 2013 - 2017)
  • President of Handong Global University (February 2014 - Present)
  • Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Fiji (2014 - Present)
  • Member of Central Committee of The Korean Red Cross (November 2014 - Present)
  • Chairman of the Board of Gyeongbuk Center of Creative Economy and Innovation
  • (December 2014 - Present)
  • Awards

  • The Best Paper Award, Korean Nuclear Society (2011.10.27)
  • The Changjo Medal (First Class Medal), Order of Science and Technology Merit (2014.04.21)
2006 - 2010 Experience
  • Commissioner, Korea Nuclear Safety Commission (September 2009 - 2011)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Handong Global University (2010 - 2012.2)
  • Dean, KUSTAR-KAIST Institute (August 2010 - 2014)
  • Vice President, Korea Nuclear Society (September 2010-August 2011)
2001 - 2005

Experience

  • Dean, Office of Planning, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • (June 2001 - March 2003)
  • Dean, Office of Academic Affairs, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (April 2003 - July 2004)
  • Technical Program Chair, the Tenth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (2003)
  • Associate Editor, Asia, of Nuclear Technology (ANS) (2004 - 2008)
  • Trustee, Korea Federation of Science and Technology Society (March 2005 - February 2008)
  • Dean, Office of Planning, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (February 2005 - October 2005)
  • Vice President, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • (November 2005 - July 2010)
  • Awards

  • ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division Technical Achievement Award (2003)
  • Korea Red Stripes Medal (2003)
  • The Best Paper Award, Korean Nuclear Society (2004.10.28)
1996 - 2000 Experience
  • Technical Program Chair, Cognitive Systems Engineering in Process Control (1996)
  • General Chair, Cognitive Systems Engineering in Process Control (1996)
  • Commissioner, Korea Nuclear Safety Commission (August 1997 - 2003)
  • Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology, Korea
  • (May 1998 - June 1999)
  • Technical Program Chair, Korea-Japan symposium on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulic and Safety (1998, 2000, 2002)
  • Awards

  • The Creative Research Award, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (1996)
1991 - 1995 Experience
  • Member, International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group, IAEA (1992-1999)
  • Awards

  • The Recognition as Best Scientist in Nuclear Engineering (1991) (Dong-Ah Newspaper)
  • The Best Paper Award, Int. Topical Mtg. on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics,
  • Operation and Safety (NUTHOS) of American Nuclear Society (1994)
  • The Best Paper Award, The Korean Federation of Science Societies and Technology (1995)
1986 - 1990
  • Experience

  • Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST) (1986-1990)
  • Visiting Professor, Chalk River Nuclear Lab. (1987-1988)
  • Department Chairman, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST) (1988-1990)
  • Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST) (1990-2014)
  • Awards

  • The Best Academy Award in Korean Nuclear Society (1989)
1981 - 1985

Education

  • Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (May 1981)
    • Thesis (Ph.D.): Comparative Analysis of Numerical Methods for the Solution of Navier-Stokes Equations
  • Experience

  • Nuclear Staff, Bechtel Power Corporation (1981-1982)
  • Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (1982-1986)
1975 - 1980

Education

  • B. S. in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University (February 1976)
  • M. S. in Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (December 1979)
  • Experience

  • Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978-1979)
  • Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-1981)

 

 

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