Gang Cheol Yun
Gang Cheol Yun completed his PhD in the School of Built Environment in 2008 and now works in the Construction industry as a Project Manager for HanmiParsons in Seoul.
“I chose to come to Salford as it has one of the best Construction and Project Management Schools in the UK. I enjoy working in the Construction industry and specifically around project-based knowledge management.
I found it fairly easy to find a job after my PhD as the specialist knowledge I gained from my PhD thesis about 'project-based knowledge mapping and management' is a vital issue for many companies, not just in the Construction industry. My knowledge has made me highly valued by my employer. My PhD studies are very directly related to what I do now.
My role as a senior manager of the project management knowledge team is to identify, create, generate, store, share, and make useful knowledge for various projects that our company is involved in. I enjoy the creation and generation of new knowledge for the Construction industry. I think I have a good basis to progress my career very well.
I gained a tremendous amount from my PhD: research methodology; risk management; time management; a global outlook; and a capability with regard to managing risk and problem-solving. My advice to current PhD students is to keep focussed on what your research is and don’t put off writing your thesis! Make sure you have good communication with your supervisor and your peers and you may be able to finish earlier than you anticipated.
For those who are interested in working in the Construction industry in Korea there is a lot of scope. I also think there is a lot of potential for big name Korean companies such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG to work more closely with the University of Salford for mutual benefit. I would like to see this happen.”
by Fiona Christie