Economics and Business in particular. It was confirmed by Moon Sung Ki, Director General International Cooperation Bureau 1 Korean Foundation to the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business and other staffs, in Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, in Jl Tamansari, Bandung.
Moon Sung Ki visited the Faculty of Economics and Business altogether Yumin Shin, Program Officer Korean Studies Department, Prof. Ki-Chan Kim of Korea-Indonesia Management Association and a staff of Korean Foundation itself. They have been in UNPAS for two days (December 3rd and 4th, 2019) to monitor and evaluate the implementation of distance learning (online class) held by Kyunghee University Korea and Faculty of Economics and Business UNPAS. The distance learning was funded by Korean Foundation. Other than that, Korean Foundation has also held a public lecture titled “Special Lecturer on Korea 2019” taught by Prof. Ki-Chan Kim in the Hall of Oto Iskandar Dinata UNPAS Jl. Setiabudhi no. 193 Bandung. The lecture was attended by Vice Rector I UNPAS Prof. Dr. H. Jaja Suteja, M.Si, students, teachers, and staffs of Faculty of Economics and Business.
After visiting and evaluating the International Class in UNPAS, Korean Foundation confirmed that the distance learning (online class) between Faculty of Economic and Business UNPAS and Kyunghee University has been running very well, even better, compared to the other similar programs held by other countries. The class itself has been running for 3 semesters.
Korean Foundation also responded to the establishment plan of Korean Foundation Center in Faculty of Economics and Business UNPAS. The foundation has already prepared to fund the teachers’ research in Faculty of Economics and Business UNPAS.
Changing the World
In his public lecture “Special Lecture on Korea 2019”, Prof. Ki-Chan Kim stated that Indonesia has great potential, both natural and human resources. Korea, as he stated, is the opposite. It only occupies 0.7 percent of the world, therefore it has less potential. With these great potentials, Indonesians are able to enjoy life freely. The situation is rather different with Korea. Most Koreans should really work hard to enjoy life.
The independence day of Indonesia and Korea laid within 2 days different, however Korea has already faced an extreme period of time, even hunger, until 1960s. That was why, at the time, Koreans rose up by rapidly innovating [something]. The country, its societies in particular, highly focused on entrepreneurship because it was the main important thing to develop their country.
“Fast is innovation, late is imitation,” said Prof. Kim.
He found that Indonesia and Korea could actually change the world with good cooperation. He also thought that Indonesia has its societies friendly. This would be very useful as a marketing practice. Meanwhile, Korea is the opposite and has high entrepreneurial principle. “Marketing without great entrepreneurship is theoretically useless,” he said. Therefore, Prof. Ki-Chan Kim suggested all students of Faculty of Economics and Business UNPAS to become entrepreneur order to change the world.
Other than that, he asked the students to learn carefully about how the management of Korean companies is. Moreover, Korea is currently investing in companies in Cikarang with a value of USS 2 billion. To learn the management of Korean company, the students should be able to speak Korean. He suggested the faculty to open a Korean language study program in UNPAS as he also wishes that the program would be the best in Indonesia.
In term of innovation, Korea ranks 1st and the 2nd is occupied by Germany. ***