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<p><font color="#33711E"><strong>Young-Gil Kim</strong></font></p>

President, Handong Global University

Dr. Young-Gil Kim has been the chartered president of Handong Global University (HGU) in Pohang, Republic of Korea since 1995. He has nurtured HGU to what it is today with his educational philosophy based on cross-border, multidisciplinary and whole-person education, with global perspective commensurate with the 21st Century. Prior to becoming the president of HGU, Dr. Kim was a professor of material science and engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) for 15 years. Dr. Kim worked in the United States (US) in various roles, including at NASA-Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on high-temperature alloys for aerospace applications. Due to his scientific achievements in the US, he received NASA-Tech Brief Awards (1976, 1981) and also the US Industrial Research "IR-100" award (1981). Dr. Young-Gil Kim is currently serving as a member of the Advisory Commission for International Higher Education to the President of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) in Washington D.C. Dr. Kim is also currently a Member of the Educational Sector of Korean National Commission for the UNESCO. Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in International Management Honoris Causa from the Institute of Finance and Economics of Mongolia.