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Contributions and Prospects of Korean Higher Education in Economic Development

Wednesday, May 31
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
LACC, Room 402A

Korean higher education has played a key role in rebuilding the country and providing it with the means to succeed in today’s globalized world. This session explores characteristics and challenges to Korean higher education and shares lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

MyeongSook Yoon

Vice President for International Cooperation

Being a Professor of Social Welfare at Chonbuk National University for more than 20 years, I have been working as the Chair of the Department of Social Welfare, the President of the Association of Social Welfare Studies in Korea and Vice President for International Cooperation, Chonbuk National University. Currently, I am serving as the President of the Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators (KAFSA). To enhance our ability to promote international education around the globe, I and my Korean colleagues will closely cooperate with NAFSA members for deeper collaboration.


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Jun Hyun Hong

Vice President for International Affairs
Chung-Ang University

Professor Jun Hyun Hong is Vice President for International Affairs of Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. He also currently holds positions as Director of Institute of Policy and Public Administration and Chair of Joint Program of Public Enterprise Management of CAU. Previously he was Dean of Institute of International Education, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Chair of Department of Public Administration of CAU, and adjunct graduate faculty of Cleveland State University and visiting scholar of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Besides university positions, he has served as policy advisors various central government agencies such as various Presidential Committees, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance and Economy and Ministry of Education of Republic of Korea Government, as well as local governments such as Seoul Metropolitan City and Gyeonggi Province. Due to his continuous public services, he was awarded Presidents Service Merit Medal, Prime Ministers Citation and Minister of Interiors Citation. Professor Hong has also served academic society as President of Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators (KAFSA), President of Korean Association of Policy Analysis and Evaluation (KAPAE), Editor-in-Chief of Korean Journal of Local Government Studies, Editorial board members of many prestigious Korean Journals including Korean Journal of Public Administration, Korean Journal of Policy Studies, and Korean Journal of Higher Education. He was selected Outstanding Research Performance Awardees by Ministry of Education and by Korea Research Foundation. His current research interest focuses on local autonomy and intergovernmental relations, and internationalization of higher education in Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy Research and Analysis from University of Pittsburgh in 1995, and MPA and BA from Seoul National University in 1990 and 1987 respectively.


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Hyeong Woo Lee

Deputy Vice President for International Cooperation
Chonbuk National University

Name: Hyeong Woo LEE, D. Phil. (Oxon) Professor
Nationality: Republic of Korea
Passport No.: JB0855344
Status: Professor, Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology. Chonbuk National University, South Korea

Educational Background:
Kyung Hee University History B.A. 1992 (South Korea)
Cambridge University Archaeology M. Phil. 1994 (UK)
Oxford University Archaeology D. Phil. 2000 (UK)

Academic Positions:
Full time lecturer at Chonbuk National University: since 2002
Visiting Scholar at McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University: 2008-2009
Editor in chief of the Honam Archaeological Society: 2011-2013
Professor at Chonbuk National University: 2013 to present

Articles and books Published
Lee, H. 2001. The Palaeolithic Industries in Korea: Chronology and Related New Find-spots, (eds.) S. Milliken and J. Cook, In: A Very Remote Period Indeed, pp. 133-137
Lee, H. 2006. A Metrical Analysis of Palaeolithic Handaxes in Korea, Korea Journal, Vol. 46, pp.188-211
Lee, H. 2009. Appraisal of the Palaeolithic Study in the Early 20th Century, Journal of the Honam Archaeological Society, Vol. 33, pp. 5-43
Lee, H. 2010. Projectile Points and their Implications, Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia, Vol. 38, pp. 41-49
Lee, H. 2013. The Politics of Archaeology in North Korea: Construction and Deterioration of Toh’s Knowledge, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Vol. 17, pp. 401-421


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