POSTECH Welcomes New Students at the 2015 Matriculation Ceremony
POSTECH held its Matriculation Ceremony for the 2015 Academic Year on Friday, February 27 at the POSTECH Auditorium. A total of 702 students entered the incoming class with 325 in undergraduate, 100 in the master’s program, 58 in doctoral programs, and 219 in MS-PhD integrated programs.
The ceremony began with the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem. During the ceremony, students made a freshmen oath led by the freshmen representative.
President Kim welcomed new students and encouraged them to be fearless trailblazers unafraid of failure. “At times, you may encounter hardships that seem to be very difficult, or even impossible, in the beginning. However, do not give up,” said President Kim in his matriculation address. “Face seemingly impossible challenges with confidence in yourselves. Consider that setbacks and failures are an invaluable learning opportunity for personal growth and a stepping stone to ultimate success.
Dr. In Soo Ko, the Director of the PAL-XFEL Project, gave a lecture entitled “POSTECH & Pohang Accelerator Laboratory”. President Kim then presented the Domun Scholarship to Mr. Jin-ho Park in the Department of Chemical Engineering.