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|Title||SeoulTech Hosts Inauguration Ceremony for Its 12th President Dr. Lee Dong Hoon|
SeoulTech Hosts Inauguration Ceremony for Its 12th President Dr. Lee Dong Hoon
SeoulTech hosted the inauguration ceremony for the 12th SeoulTech President, Dr. Lee Dong Hoon, on December 18th at 11AM at the Centennial Anniversary Hall. Department of Student Affairs Head Ryu Do Hyung was the host of the ceremony, and it was attended by National Assembly member Ko Young Jin, previous SeoulTech presidents, presidents of other universities, SeoulTech Alumni Association Chairman Na Ki Sun, other distinguished guests, faculty members, as well as students who participated in the ceremony.
President Lee spoke about his hopes toward creating diverse educational undergraduate programs, innovations in various processes and academic atmosphere, improving social welfare programs and work environments, the simultaneous growth of SeoulTech and its alumni, as well as other topics during his inauguration address.
President Lee said, “For the past 110 years, SeoulTech has continued the tradition of promoting practical education and investing in its development. We will continue to strive to further develop our proud and prestigious university into a university with dignity and freedom and a place for the SeoulTech community to progress further together.”
President Lee graduated from SeoulTech’s Mechanical Engineering Department and received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Soongsil University. He joined SeoulTech as a faculty member and professor in 1995 and served as the Vice President of the Industrial Academic Research Department, the head of the Industrial Academic Collaboration Department in addition to other important positions. He has served as the 22nd and 23rd Vice Chairman of the National Industrial Academic Collaboration Committee, the Head of the Committee of Research Department, the Chairman of the Seoul Regional Industrial Academic Collaboration Committee, and as the Head of the Committee of Research Department. Furthermore, he has been a member of the board of directors of the Seoul Techno Park, SeoulTech Development Fund, as well as the Chairman of the Korea Metropolitan Railroad Academic Committee.
According to university reviews conducted by the major national newspapers, SeoulTech placed 2nd in international thesis citations, 14th in international thesis publications in the faculty research category, 1st in entrepreneurship education ratios, and 10th in student entrepreneurship support and progress in the research and entrepreneurship category. After its transition into a general university in 2012, SeoulTech has continued to strengthen its capabilities as the sole national general university located in Seoul. Under the leadership of President Lee, who lead SeoulTech’s efforts in creating improved research environments and industrial academic collaboration, there are hopes that SeoulTech will represent Seoul and the main metropolitan regions as a science and technology focused research university.
President Lee’s term will last years beginning from November 22, 2019.
■ Transcript of Inauguration Address
Distinguished guests, beloved students, faculty members and professors, as well as our fellow alumni,
Our university will soon celebrate 110 years of history. On the foundation of a long history of 100 years, we have been able to finish the loop of another 10 years. I am honored to become the president at this glorious time in SeoulTech’s history.
To our SeoulTech family,
In order to face these challenging times, we must set a clear marker and select the direction that we must travel and by doing so, we will create a firm foundation on which our university can be built upon.
As the 12th SeoulTech president, I will further embrace and develop our educational tradition of practical theoretical education in our efforts to create a national university that you can be proud of.
To our students,
You are the main drivers of our school today and the drivers of the future that will further make your alma mater shine. I hope that you will become future leaders as you power your capabilities through diverse experiences and challenges during your time here. SeoulTech is currently preparing a variety of new educational and undergraduate programs for you to take advantage of, and both the faculty and I will strive to do our best in order to create a university that you are proud to graduate from.
To our beloved faculty and administrative members,
I thank you for your silent service to the development of SeoulTech. Just as the heart and every single cell is a vital part of the body, I believe that every single faculty member is crucial to the development of our university. I will work with you and with your understanding and cooperation, I hope to create a freer environment that allows for a balance between work and life. I hope that you will consider SeoulTech as a lifelong career and ask that you work with the mission that SeoulTech’s development will be a part of your lives as well. As president, I will work to institute new welfare programs and improve the working environment to create a more dynamic work culture.
To our respected alumni,
Thank you for making our university shine in each of the respective fields you work in both domestic and abroad. I have always believed that the development of our 11,000 alumni always leads to the development of SeoulTech. As you are well aware, a university’s social reputation is decided by the social impact of its alumni. These are not separate elements and your personal development is also the development of our university and we will work to do the same. We ask that you soar higher so that we may be able to do so as well. As a graduate of SeoulTech myself, I have a fondness for our school and will support both the development of your careers as well as SeoulTech.
To our distinguished guests,