Prof. Austin Givens of KAIST poses after receiving an award from South Korea’s agriculture minister on Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of KAIST

Prof. Austin Givens receives ministerial commendation

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Feb. 9 that a professor at its language center had received a ministerial award.

Prof. Austin Givens had won received a ministerial commendation from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs dated late last year.

The ministry praised the professor’s contribution to the development of the Korean food services industry through the professor’s proactive presence in various media.

Prof. Givens is famous for his passion for Korean food. In fact, he operates his own YouTube channel, named “Austin! Eating What is Given.”

In the channel, he introduces various Korean food as well as the culture of Korea.

Prof. Givens started to work at the Language Center of KAIST, the country’s top science and engineering education institute.