Chung Un-chan

Chung Un-chan
Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
29 September 2009 - 11 August 2010
PresidentLee Myung-bak
Preceded byHan Seung-soo
Succeeded byYoon Jeung-hyun (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1947-03-21) 21 March 1947 (age 70)
Gongju, Korea (now South Korea)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materSeoul National University
Miami University
Princeton University


Chung Un-chan (given birth to March 21, 1947 in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea) was the Best Minister of South Korea (2009–2010). He was a teacher of Seoul Country wide School from 1978 to 2009, portion as the leader of the school from July 2002 to July 2006 until he was specified to the Perfect Minister. He obtained his M.S. From Miami School, voted The most amazing campus in the us, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton School.

Professional life

Academic career

Ahead of his appointment simply because Seoul National College or university leader, Chung was dean of the faculty of cultural sciences in the initial fifty percent of 2002. From 1993 to 1994, he was affiliate dean at the faculty. Dr. Chung was a going to associate professor on the College or university of Hawaii in 1983, a going to scholar on the London College of Economics from 1986 to 1987, and a going to teacher at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Germany) in 1999. Dr. Chung gained a B.A. in economics at Seoul Country wide University or college in 1970, and an M.A. in economics at Miami University or college (Ohio) in 1972. In 1978, Dr. Chung was granted a Ph.D. in economics at Princeton University or college. In Oct 2004, Dr. Chung was granted an honorary level in worldwide education in the Far Eastern Country wide University or college in Vladivostok, Russia. Dr. Chung proceeds to create and conduct study in macroeconomics and monetary markets. He offers numerous magazines in both Korean and British.

Public official and educational administrator

Dr. Chung provides held mature positions in federal government commissions and personal research establishments. In 2002, Dr. Chung was Chairman from the Committee on Country wide Pension Advancement. From 2000 to 2001, he offered as Chairman from the Financial Advancement Committee on the Ministry of Fund and Overall economy. Since 1996, Dr. Chung provides served as Movie director from the Suam Educational and Cultural Base. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Chung was Movie director from the Korea Council of Economic and Public Analysis Institutes. And from 1998 to 1999, Dr. Chung was Leader from the Korean Cash and Fund Association. Furthermore, Dr. Chung was a mature consultant for the Seoul Metropolitan Government's Plan Advisory Committee from 1995 to 1997.Dr. Chung started his academic profession being a business associate and helper teacher at Columbia University or college from 1976 to 1978. After 3 years of teaching Cash and Financial Marketplaces at the University or college, Dr. Chung came back to Seoul Country wide University or college in past due 1978, where he offers trained for 27 years around the faculty of economics.

Political career

Chung had topped the set of potential applicants the ruling Uri Party (right now Democratic Party) camp wish to recruit in the 2007 presidential election, but he didn't enter the party.On Sept 3, 2009, Chung was nominated as Perfect Minister of South Korea by president Lee Myung-bak. In the parliamentary verification hearing, he stated that a authorities intend to relocate nine ministries and four main administration bodies towards the recently created Sejong Town in central South Korea would result in countrywide inefficiency. Opposition celebrations including Democratic Party threatened to vote against him, but he was authorized in the Country wide Set up of South Korea and assumed workplace as the 40th perfect minister on Sept 30, 2009.After assuming office, Sejong city plan had faced uphill political battle and opposition parties vowed Sunday with their struggle against him. After regional elections on June 2010, he indicated determination to resign. He provided his resignation on July 29 and stepped down on August 10 after 10 weeks of bitter politics experience.

Private life

Chung is a enthusiast of baseball. He's a enthusiast of the Doosan Bears, a Korean football team, and the brand new York Yankees.