SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motors is celebrating its in-house humanities study program, ‘Humanities Studies Concert,’ until June, providing 8 lectures covering various fields such as psychology, religion, fashion and neurology.
The company has been holding Humanities Studies Concert since 2013 to help its employees make products based on understanding humans in general.
About 500 employees filled the company’s own auditorium, where Professor Kim Oen-Soo from Korea University gave a talk about changes in markets, on April 16. Novelist Kim Young-Ha will speak about storytelling on April 23.
Other celebrity-professors and professionals are scheduled to appear in the concert series. Professor Jung Jae-Seung from the department of bio and brain engineering at KAIST, Professor Choi In-Cheol from the department of psychology at Seoul University, illusionist Lee Eun-Gyeol, fashion curator Kim Hong-Gi, producer Kim Jin-Man and Yonsei University dean Kim Sang-Geun will all gives talks as part of the project.
Hyundai employees can be exempted from work for participating in the concert. The company also included a writing test on history in its employee assessment test, in a bid to select employees who have an understanding of humanities studies.
By M.H. Lee (email@example.com)