Amid the coronavirus pandemic, presidents of S. Korea’s four institutes of science and technology, including UNIST have decided to return 30 percent of their monthly salaries for the next four months.
This move was part of the voluntary salary return movement, started earlier this week by ministers, vice ministers and other higher-ranking government officials to pay back up to 30 percent of their monthly salaries to help fund nationwide efforts to combat COVID-19. To that extend, on March 30, UNIST President Yonghoon Lee, together with KAIST President Sung-Chul Shin, GIST President Kiseon Kim, and DGIST President Young Kuk, have decided to join the trend to further help people resolve the social and economic dislocation caused by COVID-19.
“We have decided to join the movement to support people suffering from COVID-19 pandemic,” says UNIST President Yonghoon Lee. “The four S&T institutes, including UNIST will continue our works to contain the global health crisis and fulfill our social responsibility as a public educational institution, such as by being supportive of the vulnerable.”