First Overseas Office Opened in Beijing
First Overseas Office Opened in Beijing
  • Reporter Lee Sang-min
  • 승인 2009.11.04 16:39
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Rapid outcome of internationalization expected

▲ Opening ceremony of Beijing local office, on Oct. 30.
POSTECH launched its first overseas office with an opening ceremony on Oct. 30 in Chaoyang District, Beijing, to effectively enhance internationalization and attract excellent foreign students. Nearly 50 officials, including Sunggi Baik, the president of POSTECH, and Kim Dong-jin, the CEO of POSCO China, were in attendance to offer their encouragement for the project.

The event was followed by a college fair, which focused on superior Chinese students of sister universities. Representatives from 13 sister universities in China attended, including the president of Peking University, Zhou Qifeng. Before the ceremony, President Baik stopped at Tsinghua University and had talks about strategies and a corporation plan with Gu Binglin, the university’s president.

The POSTECH Office Beijing plans various advertisements and activities to attract Chinese students and to strengthen the relationships with sister universities. Since its foundation, POSTECH concluded sisterhood with 73 universities in 19 countries, with 13 Chinese universities among them, the most of any one country. Notably, from the fact that agreements with the ‘C9 League’, nine Chinese prestigious universities strongly supported by the Chinese government, have already been concluded, launching a local office is expected to activate diverse academic and personal exchanges between the top-class universities of Korea and China.

Based on this recent accomplishment, POSTECH is intending a powerful promotion of internationalization, one of the main goals of Vision 2020. Already, launching another local office in America or Europe is under consideration. To that effect, President Sunggi Baik said, “Today’s start may be a stepping stone for POSTECH to become a world-level university, and we will make our best endeavors to attract brains by opening offices worldwide, not only in China.”