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ALUMNI STORY

Olimov Bekhzod

Nation Uzbekistan
Classification Ph.D majored in Computer Science & Engineering

My name is Bekhzod Olimov, and I graduated in Aug. 2022 with a Ph.D degree from Computer science and engineering department of Kyungpook National University. I am really happy that I achieved the most expected dream of my life and finished my studies but from the other side I feel quite sad that I need to leave this wonderful university. Because for the last three years, this place became my second home and professors, university staff became my family. First of all, I would like to show my sincerest gratitude to my supervisor, professor Jeonghong Kim for accepting me as a PhD student in 2019. At that time, I felt myself quite poor at not only doing research but also in other life aspects. However, my supervisor could see my potential for doing research and gave me a chance to continue my acadbic studies under his supervision. Thanks to his proper guidance, continuous support, positive way of thinking, and wise advice, I obtained motivation to continue my studies despite huge obstacles and hardships in my research during the PhD degree studies. Although the programming assignments, reports, and presentations were really hard to complete, the process of preparing of these tasks resulted in great amount of knowledge and unforgettable experience. In addition, I would like to thank all staff mbbers of the computer science and engineering department for their support throughout my PhD studies. No matter what problb I had related to the curriculum, they always properly guided me and recommended methods to solve these problbs. And of course, there is one team, which greatly contributed to my interesting journey here in KNU. This is the office of international affairs. I was always satisfied visiting the international office and enjoyed conversations with all the staff mbbers starting from my first day when I came to submit my documents to start my PhD studies until today. The fact that all staff mbbers are fluent in English makes international students’ life very convenient. Because the students can always visit the international office, ask any question and find an answer in English. Also, the international office provides KINGS scholarship for international students and the graduate school students who show excellence in their studies can get up to 100% tuition fee reduction, which makes the study in KNU absolutely free. Certainly, studying in graduate school is not only about research. There are a number of extracurricular activities that make the life of an international student more fascinating and enjoyable. Also, there are various sports facilities in KNU, such as basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, soccer field, gym, swimming pool, and even a golf course. I personally used gym and swimming pool of KNU sports centre for a long time and could say without any doubt that the facilities are modern and clean and also the price is cost-effective. This was a summary of only a small part of my unforgettable stay in KNU. To sum up, I would say that graduation marks the end of another extraordinary chapter of our lives. And I am sure that KNU made this chapter special and unforgettable.

Mathakadeera Arachchige Muneera Dilhani

Nation Sri-Lanka
Classification B.A majored in English language & literature
Belongs Working at Sri-Lanka bbassy in Korea

My name is Muneera and I am from Sri Lanka. I am an undergraduate student who is majoring English language and Literature in Kyungpook National University. Although I graduated a few years ago, I still rbbber the first day of my university life. I joined KNU as a Korean Language learner in 2015. It's hard to believe that I've spent 6 wonderful springs in KNU. Since the first day in KNU there are so many people who helped me to become who I am today. Especially when I came to South Korea, Korean language was a very strange language to me. Therefore it was a great challenge to learn it. But with the help of all the mbbers in language center in KNU, I completed my Korean language program successfully. Then I enrolled for my bachelor's degree in English department. Since the freshman year I've been helped by everyone. Especially the professors in our department willingly helped students to understand the study materials. Sometimes they even repeated the same thing in both English and Korean language. Became they always wanted both Korean and foreign students to understand the lecture clearly. Another significant fact was in our department we were allowed to do choose our subjects by ourselves. It was a considerable opportunity for me to decide what I was going to learn every sbester. Also I would like to mention about the English department and International Affairs office, because they helped by updating us with the newest information about scholarships and various programs. Furthermore, I have learned not only theories which related to my degree but also how to understand people and live with thb. Finally, I would like to thank assistant of English department, my advising professor and all the professors and lecturers in KNU, and all my friends both Koreans and foreigners. I'll never regret my decision that I made to join KNU. Thank you.

Sangharsh Soumein Satpathy

Nation India
Classification Masters in Business Administration
Belongs Working at Hyundai company in Korea

Dear Office of International Affairs, KNU This is Sangharsh Soumein Satpathy from KGSP 2014 batch. (KNU : 2015 ~2017, Masters in Business Administration) Wish you a warm and Happy New Year 2022. There is yet another wonderful news from my side which I would like to share with you. A few days ago, I was selected to be one of the faces of Hyundai Motor Company and have been published in Team Hyundai Global Website. My journey so far would not have been possible without the constant support & encouragbent I got from the office of international affairs at KNU during my period of study at the campus. So, the credit goes to you all.

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Dang Trung Dung

Nation Vietnam
Belongs Deputy Head - Communication and Branding Office
Senior Lecturer - School of Chemical Engineering
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Homepage https://hust.edu.vn

Kyungpook National University - The place I always remember


In the last days of February 2008, when I first set foot in Korea, the initial feelings for me were not pleasant. The cold in this country is the first obstacle for me - a person from the tropics. The gray sky, the bare branches, the strange voices that I can't understand make me feel empty and lonely.

My first days in KNU – with my advisor and labmates, colleages


But then encouragement, sharing and support from respected professor Kim Kyu Man, my advisor and the labmates in the laboratory helped me overcome the initial difficulties. During 4 years, working in Micro Systems and Nano Engineering Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering is extremely hard with many jobs, sometimes we work until 1-2 am. But besides work, there are hours of fun, rest and extremely fun partying with advisor and labmates. Gradually, I became familiar with the land, people and culture, quite naturally, as my Korean friends commented: Trung-Dung is already a half Korean person.After 4 years of hard working, I am very proud to receive my PhD from Kyungpook School. During the farewell, I said to my respected advisor: "You are like my father, my eldest brother, and Korea has become my second home."

My advisor and me in Hanoi University of Science and Technology


My advisor and my family


Now I have a good job and life in Vietnam. I am an associate professor at Hanoi University of Science and Technology - the best technical university in Vietnam. I continues to develop the research done at Kyungpook National University and keep a good cooperative relationship with my advisor - professor Kim Kyu Man.

Hanoi University of Science and Technology - Associate professor appointment


I will always thank Kyungpook National University, which has formed the cornerstone for my current successes.

Dr. Liakat Ali

Nation Bangladesh
Classification Ph.D. in Applied Biosciences

To introduce myself, my name is Liakat Ali, and I earned my doctorate in Applied Biosciences from KNU in February of 2022. My journey to South Korea started with the learning of the Korean language. The language school, my international companions, the delicious cuisine, and the fascinating culture of South Korea were all highlights of my time there. The KNU folks were really kind, and I appreciated their openness. I'm happy to have finished higher education, which was my life's biggest aim, but I'll miss it. The time that I spent at KNU will forever be etched in my memory with a wealth of wonderful events. To begin, I would want to express my deepest appreciation to professor Jeong-Dong Lee, my PhD advisor, for welcoming me to his lab in 2018. It was a long and arduous road to complete the research, stay on schedule, and finish the thesis. My instructor has been very helpful with his insightful advice, unwavering encouragement, and optimistic outlook. I was able to achieve my objective with the help of KNU's excellent academic system and lab facilities. I obtained motivation to continue my studies despite huge obstacles and hardships in my research during the PhD degree studies. In addition, I would like to thank all staff members of the Applied Biosciences department for their support throughout my PhD studies. I could not forget the guidance and support of the office of the international affairs which greatly contributed to my interesting journey here at KNU. I've always loved visiting the international office and chatting with the personnel, from the day I arrived to until now. Certainly, studying in graduate school is not only about research. A multitude of extracurricular events make the life of an international student more interesting and delightful, including cultural evenings, university day music performances, cuisine festivals, and historical excursions. Also, there are various sports facilities in KNU, such as basketball, volleyball, tennis courts, soccer field, gym, swimming pools, and even a golf course. I was there in the colorful Daegu city with my boy and wife, they also have good memories of South Korea. These are the little samples of my fantastic time at KNU. For the sake of a lasting friendship, I hold out hope that our fields of study can continue to work together.