President Yongmin Kim Shares his Wisdom and Life Lessons
President Yongmin Kim Shares his Wisdom and Life Lessons
  • Reporter Jung Han-kyu
  • 승인 2011.11.23 18:54
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

President Yongmin Kim delivered a special lecture to the POSTECH members at the Main Conference Hall of the POSCO International Center on Nov. 8. Titled “My 40-Year Journey from a University Freshman to POSTECH President,” the lecture was about the life lessons he learned over the years and his educational philosophies. 

The conference hall was near capacity with various groups including the students, staff, and several professors. He first urged the students to learn the basics. He explained, “when you are good at the field you can innovate.”

Some other crucial things that he emphasized throughout the lecture were the importance of communication skills, giving back to the world, and learning from mistakes. He asked the audience to try new things and to not be afraid of failures for they are experiences as well. He also challenged the POSTECH students to “defy the consensus and make differences.” 

He ended the lecture with introducing the ideal attributes of graduate students and professors. He stressed that no one is perfect and can possess all of the qualities; however, it is important to pursue as many as possible.

His lecture was recorded and made available online for any POSTECH members to view.