Professor Ahn Jae-hwan, of Ajou University’s department of chemical and new materials engineering, will head the university as its 14th president, the university board announced on Monday.
The new president earned his bachelor’s degree in metal engineering at Seoul National University, and a master’s and doctoral degree in material engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
He became a professor at Ajou in 1987, and took various positions at the university.
“I am well aware of tremendous responsibilities to take to propel the school into a bright future,”he said.
“l will spare no effort to create an environment where the faculty, staff and students can communicate in trust.”
Ahn will begin his four-year presidential term in February.