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Symposium Held to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Tae-Joon Park’s Passing

2021-12-02 216

On December 3, POSTECH held a memorial symposium at the Seoul POSCO Center to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Tae-Joon Park, the founder of POSCO and POSTECH.

December 13 of this year marked the 10th anniversary of Tae-Joon Park’s passing. Well-known as an entrepreneur, the late chairman founded POSCO on the idea of ‘patriotism by steel manufacturing’ and established POSTECH to realize ‘patriotism by education’ for national development and future of Korea.

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary, the POSTECH Tae-Joon Park Institute hosted a conference to reflect on his pioneering achievements and the future he dreamed of, and to discuss the future vision to carry on his legacy.

Under the title of Eternal Echo, Spirit for the Future, the conference opened with a tribute from Professor Emeritus Bok Song of Yonsei University who coined the term ‘Taejoonism’ who has conducted in-depth research on Park’s philosophy and leadership. Three keynote speakers then presented on the following: Leadership and the Economic Development (Byung-Yeon Kim, the director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University), From University to Metaversity (Moo Hwan Kim, president of POSTECH), and Pohang: Two 1 kilometers to Lead the Future (Mi-Ok Moon, former vice minister of the Ministry of Science and ICT of Korea).

In the discussion sessions that followed, Director Seunghwan Kim of the POSTECH Tae-Joon Park Institute took the lead to discuss with presenters and guests in reflecting on Park’s achievements and incorporating his spirit in the future development of Korea.