The Department of Restoration and Art of Cultural Heritage (RCH) at the Graduate School of Industry and Business Administration of KU, supervised by Dean Park Cheol-min, had nine candidates successfully pass the 2021 National Professional Qualification Test for Cultural Heritage Repair Technicians. The test is organized by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea and is conducted once a year to test the knowledge of students, who wish to become professionals, with theory and practical skills in the field of cultural heritage restoration.
The Department established in 2020 has provided programs taught by professors who try to combine theory and practice for the students who want to succeed in the field. Im Hyeong-jun, one of the professors of the department said, “By adding the faculty's interest and guidance to the student's passion and efforts, we were able to achieve remarkable results in just one semester after the department was established. And we will do our best to foster practical talent to lead the field of cultural heritage restoration.”
The Department opened its first programs in the Yeongnam and Honam regions focusing on the restoration of artworks and cultural heritage. The program strengthens students’ ability and knowledge about heritage restoration and provides the necessary skills to help students develop into trained experts of cultural heritage. The Graduate School of Industry and Business Administration is recruiting additional new students for the master’s program in late 2021. All applications must be submitted by July 23 for consideration. Only students who have graduated with a degree in Business Administration, Engineering, and Restoration and Art of Cultural Heritage can apply.