Professor Huiyuhl Yi from the School of Liberal Arts at UNIST has been chosen as a beneficiary of the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the 2023-24 academic year. The selection was officially announced on May 24, 2023.
The Fulbright Scholarship Program is widely recognized as a symbol of international exchange, and each year, the Korean-American Educational Commission (KAEC) selects exceptional scholars in various academic fields to participate in this esteemed program. Beneficiaries are granted an opportunity to spend six to twelve months in the United States, engaging in research while exchanging academic and professional knowledge between South Korea and the U.S.
Professor Yi has been serving as a professor at UNIST since completing his Ph.D. in philosophy from UCSB in 2010. His area of expertise revolves around philosophical inquiries concerning personal identity and death. As a recipient of financial and administrative support from the Institute of International Education (IIE), an agency under the U.S. State Department, Dr. Lee will embark on his Fulbright journey starting August 2023 for a duration of six months. During this time, he will delve into metaphysical challenges associated with death, including exploring topics such as symmetric problems at Rutgers University in the United States.
Expressing his joy upon being selected as a beneficiary of this esteemed scholarship program, Professor Lee Hee-yeol stated, “I am thrilled to have received this incredible opportunity,” further adding that he looks forward to collaborating with outstanding scholars both domestically and internationally while striving towards meaningful academic achievements.
This recognition not only highlights Professor Yi’s scholarly excellence but also underscores UNIST’s commitment to fostering impactful research collaborations on an international scale through programs like Fulbright.