SUNY Albany and Korea: A Well-Established Relationship, Now Moving into New Areas
Alex Jensen discusses international education, and the increasingly popular areas of study with John D. Pomeroy, Director of International Admissions and Recruitment at SUNY, Albany.
SUNY Albany has a strong history with Korea with a strong alumni. This relationship has been built by John over 25 years by frequent visits, and during COVID many zoom calls with prospective students and their parents. The Provost of SUNY Albany, Carol H. Kim is keen to develop this relationship and expand it into new areas.
As a part of this expansion, Hailey Yang, Co-Chair of KBLA, led a strong delegation to SUNY Albany early this year to study Cybersecurity. This delegation was able to learn the latest ideas from world-class professors in the area.
Cybersecurity is a key STEM field, which has become an increasingly more popular for Koreans is studying in the STEM fields: Science, technology, engineering, and math, Graduates in the STEM areas are eligible for a three-year work permit, and the initial rewards in these areas are quite high. This is because there is a clear need for these skills in America.
As we the world reopens, more Korean students will look to universities such as SUNY Albany to develop the skills and begin their careers.
Today’s episode is brought to you by Innovation Center Denmark, Seoul