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South Korean Visitors come to UNCG
The International Programs Center (IPC) and UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics were proud to host 24 Korean research professionals from various industries for an “Overseas Research & Development Management Program organized for the Chungnam National University (CNU) Graduate School of Business located in Daejeon, South Korea. The researchers were accompanied by three faculty members from CNU. The CNU representatives included Dr. Yoon Soo Lim, Dean of the Graduate School of Business; Dr. Taiwan Kwak, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Director of the Research and Development Program; and Dr. Gyu C. Kim, Professor at CNU and Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University.
Participants in Chungnam National University’s Overseas R&D Management Program
Delegation Leaders are Dean Yoon Soo Lim and Professor Taiwan Kwak (front row)
The purpose of the seminar was to allow participants to gain a better understanding of the innovative R&D activities taking place on campus and within the local community. Through presentations and personal interactions with many key UNCG personnel , participants were able to learn and share insights about business and research development efforts. Participants were particularly interested in topics relating to entrepreneurship and technology management and will be able to apply their new knowledge to their own business organizations. The guests arrived on January 29, 2012, and were greeted with a welcome dinner. A two-day seminar followed during which the guests attended six lectures by distinguished UNCG faculty from the Bryan School and others on campus. Topics discussed during the seminar included:
Dean Yoon Soo Lim with Dean Mac Banks from UNCG’s Bryan Business School and Dr. Penelope Pynes from IPC
- The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Regional Economic Development - Dr. Joy Bhadury
- The Role of Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy: The Case of the Cross-Disciplinary Program - Dr. Dianne Welsh
- Government and University Relations – Mike Tarrant
- The Administration of Federal-level Research Projects at Government Agency and University Levels - Dr. Byoungho Jin
- Redefining Work Space for Today’s Workers – Darryl Howard
- Introducing Social Media: How Does it Work for Business?- Dr. Aprille Black
- Patents and Intellectual Property: Practices and Policies in the United States - Lisa Goble
- Leading Cultural Change – Kevin Lowe
Seminar participants also took part in site visits to the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, hosted by Dr. James Ryan, and Space Logix of Greensboro, hosted by Daryl Howard.
From left to right: 4 CNU delegates, Penelope Pynes, Bjoungho Jin, CARS Doctoral student Sojin Jung & Denise Bellamy
Our partnership with CNU was initiated by Dr. Dianne Welsh, Director of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program and Professor of Entrepreneurship, and a colleague, Dr. Gyu C. Kim, at CNU in Korea. Denise Bellamy, Director of Study Abroad and Exchanges, and her staff were instrumental in organizing this effort. We also give special thanks to UNCG’s Executive Education office. IPC and the Bryan School of Business and Economics are thankful for the opportunity to host the Overseas R&D Management Seminar and look forward to growing our collaborations with CNU in the future.