UM UNDERGRADUATES AWARDED POSCO ASIA FELLOWSHIP
This year, a total of fifteen undergraduates from University of Malaya (UM) were chosen to receive the POSCO Asia Fellowship from the POSCO TJ Park Foundation. On 3 July 2018, the awarding ceremony was officiated by UM’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Professor Dr. Kamila Ghazali along with the Managing Director of POSCO Malaysia, Mr. Yoon, Young Ju.
Pohang Iron and Steel Company or otherwise known as POSCO is the world’s second largest steelmaker from South Korea. Since 1971, POSCO has been legendary for its philanthropic activities, particularly in social contribution programs resulting in the establishment of POSCO TJ Park Foundation in 2005. One of the main objectives of the TJ Park Foundation is to develop academic and cultural networks among Asian universities and nurture young Asians to become future leaders. In line with this agenda, the Foundation has been active in funding academic and cultural programs as well as fellowship activities across Asia. The Foundation continues to invest in the younger generation to produce individuals who are globally competitive.
The recipients, who are from different faculties and pursuing various degrees, received USD1000 (RM4,300) each. Nine recipients are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, two from the Faculty of Economics and Administration and two from the Faculty of Business and Accountancy. Other recipients are undergraduate students from the Academy of Islamic Studies and Sports Centre. The foundation awards scholarship to 300 students from 19 universities in 10 Asian countries, including Malaysia.