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POSTECH Selects Dr. Doh-Yeon Kim as Its Next President

2015-04-24 1,830
POSTECH names former Chairman of Korea’s National Science & Technology Council as its 7th president

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)’s Board of Trustees officially named Dr. Doh-Yeon Kim as the university’s next president on Wednesday. Dr. Kim was elected at the board meeting held on April 23. 

The board commented on Dr. Kim’s appointment: “With a deep understanding of POSTECH’s impact upon the nation’s science community, Kim showed a vision to make POSTECH a university held in respect. We believe that he is competent to take on the job and actualize his vision.”

Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) from Univ. de Blaise-Pascal, France, after a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, respectively. His previous experience includes serving as the minister of Education, Science and Future Planning of Korea, the president of Ulsan University, and the dean of the Engineering College of Seoul National University. He was also the former chairman of the National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) from March 2011 to 2013.  

Dr. Kim will take the office this fall as POSTECH’s 7th president for a four-year term starting Sep 1, 2015.