The Center for International Affairs of UNIST has announced the successful completion of the 2019 UNIST-Cambridge Churchill College Program (UCCC), held in UK from August 10 to 25, 2019.
About 28 students, who were selected on merit from various disciplines including School of Life Sciences and School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, represented UNIST at the Churchill College, University of Cambridge in the UK, this year.
The agreement to launch this program was signed on recently by Master Dame Athene Donald of Churchill College and President Mooyoung Jung of UNIST at the Churchill College, in the University of Cambridge. Through this partnership, established in December 2018, the two organizations promised to promote academic collaboration, joint research programs, as well as faculty and student exchange programs.
This cultural exchange program with Churchill College in the UK is held every summer. It is a great opportunity for students to fully immerse themselves into the English language and UK culture, while studying at Churchill College, in the University of Cambridge. All participating students will be given the opportunity to attend classes in the fields of humanities and arts, as well as sciences and engineering.
Students participating in this year’s program took courses in British history, politics and fine arts. Thus, they also participated in various extracurricular activities, which included a tour of the Cavendish Laboratory, which has shown great pride for its high number of Nobel prize laureates, as well as the tour of their engineering laboratories.
“The guided punt tour of the stunning backs of the major colleges and universities in Cambridge along the river Cam, was an amazing experience,” says SuHyun Shin in the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, UNIST.
After completing the cultural immersion experience, students returned to classes to participate in the group presentation session. Students formed teams of two or three people each, selected topics of their interest, presented new and exciting information, then received feedback from the teaching staff of Churchill College.
“It was impressive to take classes on the 4th Industrial Revolution, not only in an engineering approach but also in a new perspective, such as the reduction of distribution processes and the impact on the environment,” says Yumin Kim in the School of Life Sciences, UNIST.
Meanwhile, the Center for International Affairs is looking for students who are interested in the upcoming UNIST-Cambridge Churchill College program. Submissions will be accepted during the first semester of each year.