Youngjun Choi

Pronouns: he/him

A new university should be promoting industry collaboration: Universities should foster projects in partnership with relevant industries. Such collaborations expose students and faculty to real-world problems, which come with inherent restrictions that demand practical and creative approaches. These partnerships ground academic knowledge, preventing excessively idealistic solutions, and foster a sense of social responsibility. The pioneering university has to implement revising assessment and reward systems: Traditional forms of assessment and reward may not be suitable for interdisciplinary work, which often involves longer time frames and doesn’t fit neatly into one category.