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Kyungpook’s Prof. Park has new role

June 30,2008
Park Chong-yul
Professor Park Chong-yul of Kyungpook National University’s department of education in Daegu was elected as the new secretary general of the Korean Council for University Education last Wednesday.

The KCUSE is an association of 198 universities nationwide. Park is the first current professor to be elected to the job. The council will manage the college admission process in accordance with the government’s university liberalizing policy starting this year.

“I will sacrifice myself for universities’ autonomy and the advancement of education,” Park said. He also added that “the board of trustees will be crucial in guiding all issues.”

Regarding the new university liberalization policies, Park stresses “the right to appoint, the right to create curriculum, as well as universities’ financial rights and student selection right” as the most important issues.

On President Lee Myung-bak’s education initiatives, Park said, “The basic direction seems to be right,” but the administration should “solve disputes between public and private universities and metropolitan and rural universities.”

Park will take office upon approval from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and serve out his term until 2010. The position of Korean Council for University Education secretary general oversees research on university education and student admission systems, evaluation of universities and other affairs of the council.

Park graduated from Seoul National University and received his Ph.D. in education administration from University of Pittsburgh. Since joining Kyungpook National University’s faculty in 1982, Park has served as president of the Korean Society for the Economics and Finances of Education and as a member of the Education Ministry’s Education Policy Commission.


By Baek Il-hyun JoongAng Ilbo [enational@joongang.co.kr]


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