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Title [College of Multidisciplinary Studies Toward Future] SeoulTech Selected for the Project to Support the Lifelong Education System at Universities for the Third Consecutive Year
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- Selected for the third consecutive year since 2016—Secured a total of KRW 5.67 billion in project funding

- Stabilized management of the College of Multidisciplinary Studies Toward Future—Expected to expand higher education opportunities

 

 

On April 12, the College of Multidisciplinary Studies Toward Future of the Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) (President Kim Jongho) was selected for the “Project to Support the Lifelong Education System at Universities” supervised by the Korean Ministry of Education and the National Institute for Lifelong Education of Korea. This is an achievement made for the third consecutive year for the same project carried out since 2016.

 

The college thus secured a total of KRW 5.67 billion in government funding for three years, including this year’s project funding of KRW 960 million. Through the project, SeoulTech plans to expand its lifelong education system that enhances the value of life with the goal of educating creative talents equipped with expert knowledge customized to social demands.

 

▲ Image of the College of Multidisciplinary Studies Toward Future’s Triple-Blended Learning (TBL) class.

 

TBL is an innovative teaching method of consecutively running a class in the following order: creating video lectures, video learning through remote bilateral communication, and attending off-line classroom lectures.

 

SeoulTech revamped its engineering departments inside the college (Departments of Fusion Mechanical Engineering and Architecture Environment Fusion Engineering) creating a system wherein students choose their majors after their first year of studies. This new system will start on the 2019 school year. The university plans to select and admit a total of 240 students to the Departments of Health Care, Culture and Arts, English Language and Literature, and Venture Business Administration, among others, for the said school year.

 

College dean Kim Seong-gon said: “I believe it is a legitimate responsibility of a public university to establish a lifelong education system and provide educational opportunities to various members of the society. We will provide adult learning opportunities for continued self-growth and development in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

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