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A Homegrown Yonsei Graduate Hired by a Prestigious University Overseas January 01, 2018

A Yonsei graduate with no overseas educational experience starts new career as University of Glasgow professor

A Yonsei graduate with no overseas educational experience was hired as a professor by one of Scotland’s most prestigious universities. Donghyu Kim, who received his Ph. D. from Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, began his new career on September 1, 2017 as a professor at the University of Glasgow.

Kim, who will be teaching international business at the Adam Smith Business School, is a “purely homegrown Ph. D.” with absolutely no education abroad. He is, however, the product of a multidisciplinary education, having graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering before receiving his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei.

According to Kim, “I originally had a lot of interest in technology, but I wanted to broaden my vision and so became interested in international relations. This led me to ponder which fields might allow me to connect the two,” and continued, “In the future as well I plan to research the connections between things like technological development and human relationships, as well as those between corporate environment and government policy.”

Kim also relayed that, despite his lack of international education, he was completely confident that the education he received at Yonsei University was more than sufficient to make him competitive on the international stage, as well as expressing his sincere gratitude to Professor Heejin Lee for recognizing and developing his potential. For his juniors at Yonsei, he offered the following: “Whatever the circumstances you are given, if you believe in yourself and work extremely hard, you will definitely succeed.”

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