The future directions of UNIST have been outlined in the KBS program “Issue & People”, which was broadcasted on Monday, November 16, 2015.
During the interview with Issue & People, UNIST President Mooyoung Jung spelled out the future directions for UNIST. He states, “While in office, I plan on creating a minimum of 10 research brands that represent UNIST.”
According to President Jung, UNIST’s outstanding research capabilities is one of the reasons for its recent successful transition from a national university to a government-funded research institute. He said, UNIST’s capacity to contribute to human prosperity would still remain strong.
Other highlights in this interview include the change in entrance quota, budget cutbacks, as well as the overall history of UNIST. Also, its future plans to attract more outstanding professors and to promote university-industry collaboration have been also introduced.
President Jung states, “UNIST should become globally oriented, globally connected, and globally competent.” He continues by saying, “To make UNIST, one of the world’s top 10 S&T universities by 2030, I will try my best to carry out tasks given to me with a strong sense of responsibility.”