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Retiring POSTECH Professor / NRF President Donates 100 million KRW to POSTECH

2014-04-18 1,073
Retiring POSTECH Professor / NRF President Donates 100 million KRW to POSTECH

 National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) President Min Keun Chung and his former students have made a donation of 100 million KRW to POSTECH upon his retirement.

 Professor Chung joined POSTECH as a faculty member of the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering in 1987 and has been a leader in the successful development of the department. He is a world-leading expert in the field of ergonomics and has published approximately 100 papers. He was appointed as the 4th President of NRF in January 2014 after 27 years as a professor at POSTECH.

 Professor Chung’s donation will be used to fund POSTECH’s development, foster young students, and advance educational opportunities. His former students have also contributed to the donation.

 POSTECH will establish the Min Keun Chung Laboratory Fund to be used for the development of industrial and management engineering study.

 Professor Chung will present his generous donation to the POSTECH Development Fund at a ceremony held in his honor on May 18th. POSTECH will also award Professor Chung with the title of Professor Emeritus at the ceremony.