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KAIST President Sung-cheol Shin was eliminated as the next candidate

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Shin Sung-chul, president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), failed to make the final three times as many candidates as the board of directors in the next presidential election. Accordingly, in February next year, the KAIST board of directors will decide one of the following: Kyung Jong-min (67), honorary professor of electrical and electronic engineering, Kim Jung-ho (59), professor of electrical and electronic engineering, and Lee Kwang-hyung (66), vice president of bioengineering (in alphabetical order).

Marking the 50th anniversary of KAIST’s opening next year, the next president of the four-year term will take the heavy responsibility of commercializing education, research and technology to create future food items for the Republic of Korea from March 1.

KAIST’s presidential nomination committee said Thursday that it has decided to recommend three of the six candidates to the board of directors at a Seoul hotel the previous day. Han Min-koo, president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Kim Yi-hwan, president of the UST, Choi Won-ho, chairman of the KAIST faculty council, Min Kyung-chan, professor at Yonsei University, and Kang Sang-wook, director of the Future Talent Bureau at the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Honorary Professor Kyung Jong-min is the head of KAIST’s Smart IT Convergence System Research Group, Professor Kim Jung-ho, who ranked first in the professor’s vote, is the head of KAIST’s Global Strategy Research Institute, the head of KAIST-Samsung Electronics Industry-Academic Cooperation Center, and Honorary Professor Lee Hyung is the vice president of KAIST’s School of Education.

The Ministry of Science and ICT has asked the presidential office of senior presidential secretary for civil affairs to verify the three candidates’ personnel appointments, and the results of verification of the increase are expected to be released as early as February next year. In particular, the board of directors is expected to hold the 50th anniversary of KAIST’s opening on February 16 next year under the auspices of Shin. The board of directors (15), which is headed by former Deputy Prime Minister Kim Woo-sik, will recommend candidates who have won a majority of the directors present to the Minister of Science and ICT as candidates for president, 안전놀이터 and the Minister of Science and Technology will approve them as presidents with the consent of the Minister of Education.

Meanwhile, Shin, who will serve his term until the end of February next year, received attention as the first alumni president (KAIST Master of Physics) in early 2017, but failed to overcome his strained relationship with the incumbent administration after controversy over his “picture of former government science personnel.” He became the first president from within 13 years from outside leaders such as Robert Laughlin, Suh Nam-pyo, and Kang Sung-mo, but regained his honor after being indicted by the Ministry of Science and ICT on charges of misappropriating research funds when he was president of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST).

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