President’s Vision of a “Neighborhood Asia”
I want to welcome each and every student, faculty member and staff to the SolBridge International School of Business. We have established an institution with a well deserved reputation for educational innovation and creativity. I consider it a great honor and will strive to continue the course already clearly established in the academic world. In the case of SolBridge International School of Business, we have individually decided to join together to begin a journey into the 21st Century that will be exciting, productive, and academically rewarding.
While the faculty and staff of both institutions will bring our collective experiences and skills together to focus on student career preparation, the students will take these offerings and from the many different perspectives present, mold them into individual career patterns that we hope will be rewarding in themselves, and to society as well.
We are all here at the creation! I am humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the SolBridge International School of Business as it begins its fifth year and stands on the shoulders of the accomplishments of the Woosong Education Foundation. Created in 1954, the foundation has sponsored educational programs and experiences at all levels of instruction. Since 1994, when Woosong University was founded, it has earned a reputation for excellence which is justly earned. The creation of a college of international business that includes Bachelor’s of Business Administration, a Master’s of Business Administration and a natural extension of the academic activism we see here in the city of Daejeon.
With your assistance and wholehearted support, I intend to use the uniquely different aspect of the SolBridge International School of Business to gain worldwide attention for our faculty and provide students with rewarding experiences. We will participate in and support international activities that will help in the creation of a new “Neighborhood Asia.” The innovative satellite model that envisages SolBridge campuses in other parts of Asia will bring reality to the concept of cooperative security. In this sense we talk of a common security that all mankind seeks to assure the opportunities of a good and productive life. This progressive and highly integrated business education program will demonstrate what can be done as we strive for an even more prosperous Asia-Pacific Region based on integrity, excellence, creativity, diversity, flexibility, and innovation.
As you can see, I firmly believe in the SolBridge mission of applied education and training for international business. We sit at the hub of Asia in this dynamic and energetic nation that stands as an example for the world to emulate. Our mission will be to jointly bring applied education to the eyes of the rest of Korea, Asia and the world. Our message is that here in Daejeon there is a new institution dedicated to producing the best participants possible for the global economy. It is my desire to ensure that each and every graduate will be well rounded and ready to accept the challenges that the future will offer.
It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to the SolBridge International School of Business where we will work together for a better world.
John E. Endicott
Vice-Chancellor, SolBridge International School of Business
President, Woosong University