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Korea University Sejong Campus Holds On/Off-line Ceremony Markin...

  • 2020-12-31
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Korea University Sejong Campus Holds On/Off-line Ceremony Marking 40th Anniversary of Establishment

Korea University Sejong Campus, the center of the new capital region, ‘40 years of challenge and a 100-year leap’


On October 28, Korea University Sejong Campus held a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of its establishment during which KU Sejong Campus proclaimed its independent future while preparing for a 100-year leap forward. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the event was not carried out the way it had been in the past, with people being invited to enjoy it together, instead being conducted in an on/off-line format to soothe any regrets on the lack of normalcy.


KU Sejong Campus has the educational objective of becoming a ‘Convergence specialized campus cultivating people of talent with global research capacity,’ and the future vision of reaching the world through a forward-thinking strategy that centers on the three major keywords of fostering talented individuals with expertise and skills.  


Those three main keywords include the following: revitalizing academics to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution; promoting education necessary for the New Normal period; and regional dedication focused on completion of the administrative capital, Sejong City.


Kim Jaeho, chairman of the educational foundation of the Korean Central Academy, said, “A hearty congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of KU Sejong Campus. Every time I visit the campus, I’m pleased that the superb educational facilities for students are continuing to expand. Not just the development of the campus’s outward appearance but also the growth in quality is evident. Although the number of prospective students is diminishing compared to the admissions quota, the results of the 2021 nonscheduled admission process demonstrated that it is ranked number one amongst non-metropolitan universities, proving that KU Sejong Campus is a university students desire to attend. Additionally, such development can be attributed to all the faculty who are trying to cultivate the growth of the campus as well as the students. I hope all of you have the pride of members of KU Sejong Campus and strive for the progress of the campus by working together.”


President Chung Jintaek said, “A number of universities are making efforts to cope with the changes and demands of future society, but it is no exaggeration to say that KU Sejong Campus foresaw such changes and was ready. As a result of the preliminary selection of new high-tech departments and BK21 projects for 2021, the school has been making steady efforts to develop its capabilities to lead the research of future industries with solid results such as third place in regional projects.”


Also, he said, “We will make efforts to drive students’ potential under the dream that leads the education of the New Normal period and allows students gain liberal arts knowledge and digital literacy. Besides, we promise to newly emerge as the main university of the New Capital Region that cooperates with the local community and devotes itself to the formation of the New Capital Region. Furthermore, I appreciate all the faculty, students, and honored guests who have contributed to these noble causes.”

As part of this ceremony, congratulatory speeches were given by Gu Jayeol, president of the school fellowship and Choi Kyojin, the Sejong City Superintendent of Education and the Sejong City Deputy Mayor for Economic Affairs.


Gu Jayeol, president of the fellowship, delivered a congratulatory message by saying, “I would like to show my sincere appreciation to our 350,000 colleagues on the 40th anniversary of our alma mater. Constructing this enormous campus in Sejong, it became possible to conduct world-class research, and it finally bore fruit as a truly global campus by transitioning into a convergence campus with the goal of fostering future-leading talent. Additionally, I’d like to thank you all for your work hard for the development of the campus so far and look forward to the everlasting growth of KU Sejong.”


Choi Kyojin, the Sejong City Superintendent of Education, said, “I believe the wording ‘40 years of challenge and a 100-year leap’ is such a wonderful e-x-p-r-e-s-s-i-o-n which contains the present and future of KU Sejong. On the basis of advancing the former, I’ll delightfully support the school’s forward progress. Also, I consider that the bigger Sejong City becomes, the more important the role of KU Sejong Campus becomes. I hope that it develops with the students in cooperation with Sejong City.”


Jo Sangho, the Sejong City Deputy Mayor for Economic Affairs, said, “In this situation where the COVID-19 pandemic is shaking all human civilization, Koreans are overcoming the crisis by sticking together. I sensed the presence of a bright prospect in Korean society and based on this, I think it is necessary to think about how Korea University Sejong Campus will frame the next 100 years in connection with Sejong City.” He added that, “I hope that the younger generation grows up to be wonderful people with creative ideas and solidarity.”  

In related news, before the 40th anniversary establishment ceremony, An Gyujin, the head of Kakaomobility, attended and gave a lecture on the topic of ‘The present and future of the mobility platform,’ and Sung Kyungryung, chairman of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Science, gave a colorful lecture on ‘A plan to strengthen cooperation of the university-national research and development institutes.’


KU Sejong Student PR Team, KUS-ON

Reporter: Choi Sooyeon

Student Reporter: Kim Hyewon

Photographer: Kim Gwando

Translator: Yang Hayoung

Editor: Conrad Brubacher

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