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PhDs from KAIST College of Business, appointed as professors abroad2019-03-06Hit:388

KAIST College of Business is getting more attention from academia. The number of graduates from KAIST college of Business appointed as professors of overseas universities is on the rise.


According to KAIST College of Business, a total of six graduate students from KAIST College of Business were appointed as professors of overseas universities this year in English-speaking countries including the US, UK, Australia, and Singapore.


The six graduates from KAIST College of Business are Drs. Kwon Kyung Yun, Kwon Hyeok-Koo, Kim Byung-ki, Jeon Byeong-Hyun, Cho Hye-jin and Aerry Choi.



In particular, Dr.Kwon Kyung-yun who conducting research on stocks and commodities is employed at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Strathclyde is a prestigious university ranked number one among UK Business Schools in 2016 by the Times Higher Education Awards.


In addition, Dr. Kwon, Hyeok-Koo was chosen by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore for his active research in IT management. Dr. Cho Hye-jin joined Farmingdale State College of New York State University (SUNY), and she is teaching international management and strategy courses.


KAIST College of Business has been steadily producing overseas university professors. In 2015 one or two PhDs were employed, and in 2016 there were three. However, in 2017 and 2018 there were six KCB PhDs each year that obtained jobs in overseas universities. The School announced that the strong alumni network and PhD program contributed to this performance.


Dr. Kim Byeong-gi said, "Many of my seniors from KAIST College of Business have been employed by major overseas universities in the past three or four years. This trend also influenced me a lot, and I don’t think there is a barrier that can affect us with our domestic doctorate degree."


In addition, KAIST College of Business offers scholarships, fellowships, dissertation research funding, and RA and TA opportunities for students to devote themselves to research. Moreover, the university has implemented financial support programs for overseas exchange students and international academic conferences in order to promote world-class research capacity.


Kim Young-bae, Dean of KAIST College of Business, said, "The increasing number of professors from KAIST College of Business employed in overseas universities, especially world-class business schools, demonstrates the KCB’s global competitiveness. I will not hesitate to support them. "



Contact : Lee, Ji Eun ( jelee@business.kaist.ac.kr )

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