POSCO TJ Park Foundation operates 「POSCO Asia Fellowship」 program to support young prospective intellectuals to grow as global leaders through master’s or Doctoral courses in Korea. We are looking for promising Asian students who will lead the 21st century with POSCO. 1. Criteria • Asians that earned bachelor’s degree who have the potential to grow as a leader in their respective country • Students seeking enrollment in Korean graduate school in fall semester of 2020 or spring semester of 2021 ※Those who hold the citizenship of non-Asian countries or Korea are excluded 2. Benefits • Tuition and Living expenses for 4 semesters during master’s∙doctorate course in Korea (Living expenses : Approx. USD 900/month) 3. How to apply • Access the homepage during application period and submit application and evidential documents via E-mail • Submit to : Asia Fellowship manager at POSCO TJ Park Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org • Documents to submit : ① Application and Statement of Purpose ② Letter of Recommendation ③ Certificate of Enrollment/ Graduate/ Employment ④ Transcript ⑤ Language certificate ⑥ Proof of Citizenship Document 4. Schedule • Application submission : January 1~31, 2020 *based on Korean time • Interview : Fabruary 2020 • Result announcement : End of March 2020
Completion of SK Future Hall, landmark of innovative education The building, designed as ‘knowledge-creation place’, does away with the stereotypes for college buildings. As part of its effort to spearhead the innovation of university education, Korea University, led by President Jin Taek Chung, introduces a future-oriented education building which befits the recent transition period in the history of civilization. ◆ Innovation of Education ◆ The recently completed SK Future Hall is expected to bring about the innovation of education. To be specific, the circumstances around the building, including its design and university classes scheduled to be provided in the building, are all expected to lead to the settlement of flipped-class and tutorial systems in the university. Those systems are known for encouraging students to listen to video lectures before coming to real-world seminar rooms. In the seminar rooms, students, grouped in small numbers, are expected to share their thoughts on what they have seen in the videos and discuss with others. In addition to the seminar rooms, individual study rooms with carrel desks can be a place where students can take their study to the next level. Individual study rooms, approximately 3.3 square meters each, are perfectly shaped to boost the effect of self-directed learning. The SK Future Hall, consisting of 106 labs and group-study rooms, and individual study rooms with 113 carrel desks, is expected to suggest a new standard for a university building of the future through providing a place for self-learning and free discussion to students. ◆ Innovation of Space ◆ On Nov. 17, 2016, ground was broken for the SK Future Hall. After 3 years of construction, a completion ceremony for the building took place on Nov. 12, 2 p.m. The building, with 5 stories above ground and 2 underground levels, has a gross floor area of 27,370.61 square meters. With the Main Hall, one of the symbolic buildings for Korea University, as the center, on the right side of the Central Plaza, the Centennial Memorial Samsung Hall / Museum stands. While the Samsung Hall / Museum, completed in 2005, commemorates the university’s centennial, the SK Future Hall on the left side of the plaza will be a monument for the millennium of the university. The Hana Plaza, featured with its signature glass ceilings, connects the existing Auditorium with the SK Future Hall. With a capacity of approximately 700 persons, the Hana Plaza will work as a thoroughfare between the old and new buildings, integrating students from both places and boosting their communication. In addition to these conceptual benefits, the SK Future Hall is equipped with physical features derived from cutting-edge technologies. It has the ICT/IoT technology experience and exhibition spaces, and its own geothermal heating system. Most of the energy-related products used inside the building are energy efficiency grade 1 and/or environmentally friendly. In terms of the university’s master-plan, the building is monumental as it completes the master plan for the construction of a future-oriented campus. Spaces and rooms inside the building are arranged in accordance with atypical and cyclic flows of human traffic, which removes any uniform iteration from space arrangement. Most of the rooms and spaces are different shapes and sizes. Every floor has its signature color; yellow for the basement floor, representing hope and newness; crimson for the 1st and 2nd floors, meaning openness and passion; green for the 3rd, symbolizing growth and harmony; blue for the 4th, seeking for concentration and intelligence; and purple for the top floor, symbolizing creativity and change. If any graduates from Korea University are asked which place in the university has made the biggest impression on their memory, most of them would pick the Auditorium. The SK Future Hall is all the more meaningful as it is connected with the Auditorium via Hana Plaza. By restoring those good old days as much as possible, the university wants its SK Future Hall to become a space where the past, present, and future of the university co-exist. ◆ Realization of Smart Campus based on ICT/IoT ◆ The SK Future Hall is regarded as the realization of so-called smart campus where its users and residents are encouraged to connect via their digital devices. Utilizing the Internet of Things, block chain technology, and artificial intelligence, the building has a system which allows its users to reserve rooms, control their entrance and residence record, and monitor sensors with their mobile devices. The building is a sort of large-scale test bed and experience center for the ICT/IoT-based smart campus. For example, you can reserve a study room with your smart phone. As soon as you place your smart phone on the entrance control pad, your application for the study room is approved. This will make it easy for students to find spaces to study by themselves or discuss with others. The study room use record is controlled by block chain technology and linked to the accumulation of usage. Study room rental is also available for alumni members and locals in the neighborhood. Lecture rooms are equipped with sensors for temperature and humidity, even for high decibels (e.g. screaming), securing a comfortable as well as safe environment. SK Telecom has played a leading role in building the entire smart system for the building. As part of the university’s effort to encourage participation from its faculty and students, one of the state-of-the-art technologies developed by Professor Lynn, Choi from the School of Electrical Engineering is harnessed: large-scale indoor positioning technology using a geomagnetic field with deep neural networks. The research team led by Professor Choi achieved the average localization accuracy of less than one meter with their model, which means that they succeeded in substantially improving the localization performance compared to the existing techniques. As their model does not require any equipment other than a smart phone, it will make the SK Future Hall a real-world testbed and be applied to the building for the first time in the world. Its application will include the indoor guide map, electronic roll books, etc. To transform its campus to a smart one, Korea University founded the ICT/IoT Campus Committee. The committee is in charge of developing systems and technologies, establishing service policies, and drawing up a budget based on the results of surveys answered by faculty members and students. According to the survey, the utilization of empty spaces received the most votes, which has made the university decide to start the study room rental service first. The smart campus will be run in a way that reflects the needs of students. Based on the test results from the SK Future Hall, Korea University has a plan to expand its smart campus system and apply it to the entire campus. The university runs its smart campus with its data hub, where all the data in and outside the university are collected, as the center. Recently, the university opened its own data hub website (https://data.korea.ac.kr), built on an open-source system to which artificial intelligence can be applied. From the website, you can check the results of various analyses, including the analysis result of course registration and that of current status of interdisciplinary studies. Results of major data analysis are sent in a newsletter format by the university to its faculty and students on the 1st day of every month. Integrating technologies to collect, transfer, and analyze data, and to formulate policies based on the analysis results as one system is the foundation for the ICT/IoT-based smart campus. The smart campus is expected to be an example of the realization of a data-based, ever-evolving campus equipped with technology developed by its own faculty. The realization project will be carried out, taking account of various aspects such as data sharing and access, and streamlining paperwork. Korea University has outlined a plan to connect its five campuses (Seoul / Sejong / Anam Hospital / Guro Hospital / Ansan Hospital) all together with the data and ICT/IoT infrastructure, which is expected to suggest a model for smart city construction projects, one of the technology-related issues in the limelight. ◆ Space Built with Donors’ Support ◆ When the announcement of the SK Future Hall construction project was made, faculty and alumni members of Korea University voluntarily reached out to the university. Over 1,200 alumni members made donations for the project. Group-study rooms and individual study rooms with carrel desks at the Hall will be named after the donors. Some of them will have their names engraved on the Wisdom Columns and Donors’ Wall. The Auditorium will also have the names of some donors engraved inside the building. Over 600 donors have supported the Auditorium remodeling project. Their names are engraved on the backs of chairs at the building, waiting for students to sit on. Chairman Tae-won Chey of SK Group addressed the completion ceremony. “It has been over 30 years since I graduated from the university. Just like the campus that time and that of the present are completely different, there have been significant changes in the role and social responsibilities that a university should take. The world changes faster and more intensely. Similar to the mobile technology which has brought about remarkable changes in the environment surrounding university students, the state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence will lead to more changes down the road,” said Choi. He continued, “The role of a university, so far, was to teach their students so that they can acquire knowledge. However, the ultimate goal of knowledge accumulation is closely linked to cultivating virtue and making the world a better place for everyone. I believe the SK Future Hall will be an outpost for Korea University to lead innovations in our society. I hope 10, 20, and even 30 years later, the SK Future Hall will be a space where anyone can dream of their bright future.” Chairman Jae-ho Kim of the Korea University Foundation expressed his high expectations for the building. “Talented personnel with capabilities that differ from the past is what we need most for Korea to advance to the next stage. They should have professional expertise, think in a creative way, and know how to communicate effectively to find solutions. Beyond the conventional education system which only focuses on knowledge transfer, nurturing creative and talented personnel is the mission for universities of today.” He continued, “The SK Future Hall is composed with spaces of new concepts from which creative and talented personnel can grow. Here, students will find out how to come up with creative solutions and learn how to cooperate and communicate with others.” President Jin Taek Chung of Korea University also delivered his congratulatory remarks at the ceremony. “The more uncertain our times are, the more necessity we feel to have talented personnel who challenge those uncertainties without fear. They are the ones who respect diversity, harmonize with others based on close communication, and are capable of achieving social innovations. To nurture such talented personnel, we should be prepared first to provide an environment where vocations and dignities of everyone are respected and where everyone can make the most out of their own capabilities.” He continued, “Having the SK Future Hall completed today, now we can say that we prepare a place where the KU faculty and students can create new values for our future. Here, they communicate, cooperate, and discuss with each other, transcending the invisible walls of different majors and study areas. Taking this building as a new starting point, all the KU faculty and students will voluntarily focus on what they have been trying to accomplish. Their achievements will have valuable meanings for our society and for the nation. This is exactly the way Korea University should take if it wants to develop as an educational institution having an emphasis on creating new values and leading innovation.” President Ja-Yeol Koo of the Korea University Alumni said at the ceremony, “Quite an extensive amount of effort has been poured into the SK Future Hall project, from design to construction, to make the building a place for encouraging creative thoughts and creating interdisciplinary knowledge. The building, optimized for nurturing future intellectuals who will be leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era, will be a new landmark for the university. Furthermore, it will last forever in the history of Korea University as a symbol of the future-oriented university.”
KU united despite inclement weather The 2019 Annual Ko-Yon Games took place. Due to Typhoon Lingling, the 2nd day of the event was cancelled. Korea University and Yonsei University had their 2019 Annual Korea-Yonsei Games (hereinafter, Ko-Yon Jeon) on Sept. 6, 2019. Every year, the two prestigious universities in Korea host their annual matches, taking it as an opportunity to reaffirm their unwavering friendship and long-lasting tradition. Rooted in rivalry matches between Bosung College and Yonhi College, the annual Ko-Yon Jeon is known as the one and only match with the highest festivity among students from the two universities. Not to mention the fact that the two schools share a history of fighting in unity against the Japanese colonists. The history of sports exchange between the two universities dates back to 1925 when their first tennis match was held. After the first match, a soccer match took place two years later, which laid a foundation for Ko-Yon Jeon. Since 1965 the annual match has set its format with five events: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, rugby, and soccer. With the opening ceremony at the Mokdong Baseball Stadium taking place at 10 am on Sept. 6, the 2019 Annual Ko-Yon Jeon began its two-day journey. At the beginning of the ceremony, the squads from both universities entered the stadium. Next, presidents and student body presidents of the two schools delivered their congratulatory addresses. The congratulatory speech by President Yong-Hak Kim of Yonsei University, the hosting school, was followed by the welcoming speech by KU President Jin Taek Chung. President Chung began his speech by saying, “Recently, it really caught my attention that President Yong-Hak Kim of Yonsei University has been playing a central role in opening a new chapter of the university’s history. Yonsei University has been leading the future of Korea by suggesting wise solutions to problems facing the nation. We, Korea University, also have been trying our best to become an educational institution nurturing future leaders with creative ideas and leading meaningful changes in the world. The two universities will always respect each other’s tradition and academic philosophy and continue our competition in good faith, which, we believe, will take us to the next level of development in the end.” During his speech, he mentioned how highly he thought of the passion that student athletes from both universities had. “Student athletes representing the two universities stand here today after countless hours of practicing even on harshly cold winter days and under the scorching heat in summer for the glory of their school. Every drop of sweat they have got, until they finally made it here, is more precious than anything in the world. In addition, such passionate support from Yonsei and KU students, cheering squads, friends, and faculty members are something that cannot be replaced. Shouts and cheers from Yonsei and KU families, making the stadium a full house, will definitely prove that those efforts our athletes have put in will pay off sooner or later.” He continued, “When Confucius talked about an archery contest, he said a competition of noble men requires each player to show his ability to the full extent of his power, but at the same time, to practice good manners towards his counterpart. If we try our best in the competition, having respect for each other and enjoying the game, we all deserve to become true winners. Let’s cheer for our players and give them a big hand regardless of the result of the game.” President Chung did not forget to thank faculty members of both universities for their efforts to successfully host the matches of the day. Ga-Young Kim and Yo-han Park, the presidents of the Student Association from Korea University and Yonsei University, respectively, also celebrated the kickoff of Ko-Yon Jeon. Representative players of the squads took the oath of fair play on behalf of their teams. Before the actual matches, the presidents and cheering squads paid a visit to their counterpart’s university. Their visit was warmly welcomed by students of each university. [Baseball] Fickle weather never stopped players. At 11 am, the baseball game was on, marking the beginning of the annual sports match. Changeable weather conditions made it difficult to predict whether the game would proceed or not. Thanks to fair weather, it was possible for the game to start on schedule. With loud cheers, KU and Yonsei had a close game until the second inning when Yonsei scored the first point. With runners on first and second and two outs, Joo-han Kim (’16, Yonsei University) hit a home run over the left wall, putting Yonsei ahead by two points. In the third inning, Hyun-jun Choi (’18, Department of Physical Education) gained a point via his aggressive base running, pushing his team to fiercely chase its opponent. However, Yeong-chae Na (’17, Yonsei) made it to home base with support from his team players, widening the point gap to two points. Due to sudden rainfall, the game was stopped for about an hour, which turned out to have a negative impact on Kwan-woo Hyeong (’19, Yonsei). When the pitcher wavered, KU players took advantage of the opportunity. Two runners made it to home plate and evened the score 3-3. However, in the seventh inning, with bases loaded and one out, Do-ryeol Baek (’18, Yonsei) hit a double, giving his team a 3 point lead. Although the overall game was a neck to neck race, Yonsei kept the 3-point lead until the ninth inning and won their first victory in this year’s Ko-Yon Jeon. Spectators at the baseball stadium did not spare their cheers and applause for the players who did their utmost in inclement weather. [Ice Hockey] Lost, but well played. At 2 pm, the ice hockey game began at the Mokdong Ice Rink. Spectators and players, who still vividly remembered the come-from-behind victory from the last year, had big expectations of the game. During the first period, KU and Yonsei had a very close race. Despite several stinging shots in a row by Yonsei, KU continued its stable defense with amazing saves by KU goalie Hyun-seob Shim (’16, Department of Physical Education. Je-hui Lee (’16, Department of Physical Education) shot the puck from the left corner of the goal post, but it was blocked by Tae-kyeong Kim (’17, Yonsei). With loud cheers from KU and Yonsei students, the second period began. The opening goal of the period was by Yonsei. Hyun-jin Chung (’19, Yonsei) broke through the defensive line and shot the puck into the net. Not long after, Sang-yun Shin (’16, Department of Physical Education) took a shot which passed through the legs of Yonsei’s goalie, tying the score. Despite being bombarded with continuous attacks from Yonsei, KU’s goalie, Hyun-seob Shim, was not shaken, but put up a good defense. However, at 15 minutes 55 seconds, In-su Oh (’18, Yonsei) succeeded in scoring, and the second period ended with Yonsei leading the game. From the beginning of the third period, KU made a counterattack, shooting strong several times, but failed to score. Yonsei kept pushing its opponent with numerous shots, but KU defenders showed a great performance without losing their concentration. Sadly, Geon-woo Kim (’18, Yonsei) shook the net, adding one more point for his team. After that, KU tried to change the mood by changing the goalie to Ki-wan Kim (’19, Department of Physical Education), but Yonsei succeeded in scoring once more, solidifying its dominant position. Failing high expectations from KU students who remembered the victory from last year, the KU Ice Hockey team had to drink a bitter cup. The final score was 1 to 4. Although the team lost the game, KU students gave the players a big round of applause to encourage them who would be the ones that suffered the defeat most. [Basketball] KU showed an example of a landslide victory. The Jangchung Arena was already heated up before the game began. At 3:30 pm, an hour and a half before the game started, the cheering sections for the two universities were already fully occupied. Once students from the two schools had their seats, fierce pep rallies began. Following the sounds of the KU cheering squads and the movement of Jeong-hyun Park (’16, Department of Physical Education), team leader, the KU basketball team warmed up and got ready for the game. At 5 pm, not long after a whistle was blown, Ho-yeong Chung (’18, Department of Physical Education) drew an outside shot, drawing attention from everyone at the stadium. Before the sixth minute passed, KU had already scored six points. With clean and successful shots from its players, the KU basketball team maintained its winning spirit. To prop up the mood, the KU cheering squad and students cheered loudly. Yonsei, on the other hand, seemed to lose their pace and kept failing in their offense. The Yonsei players were blocked by defensive strategies that the KU team adopted and even made several violations. Around the middle of the first quarter, despite a 15- point gap between the two teams, Ji-won Park (’17, Yonsei University) took a leading role in narrowing the score by counterattacking. However, the Yonsei players failed to close the gap with the first quarter ending 29-16. The second quarter, starting with a two-point shot by Jin-yeong Kim (’17, Department of Physical Education), added more heat to the competition between the two schools. The Yonsei team played quite aggressively to make up for their mistakes in the first quarter, which turned out to be successful from time to time during the second quarter. However, with tight defense and smart offense strategies, the KU team did not let their opponent narrow the point gap. One minute before the end of the second quarter, Hyeong-jun Chun (’17, Yonsei University) succeeded in scoring, but was soon counterattacked by Ho-yeong Chung (’18, Department of Physical Education). Chung scored right before the break. In the early phase of the third quarter, thanks to a foul by one of the Yonsei players, Yun-ki Ha (’18, Department of Physical Education) was given a chance for a free throw, widening the point gap to 17. Powerful defensive strategies adopted by the KU players were effective in dampening the spirit of their counterpart. On the other hand, the KU players showed perfect teamwork in rebound play, passing play, and finally shooting. The KU-favored mood was maintained until the game ended 82-70 To celebrate the victory, the KU cheering squad played their signature, boatman’s song. Students, exhausted from cheering for a long time, all stood up from their seats and cheered loudly to express their joy. Winning the basketball game brought a greater relief than expected as it was the last game of the day. KU President Jin Taek Chung took the rostrum to celebrate the victory and praised the KU basketball team for their performance. Jeong-hyun Park, team leader, dressed like the captain of the KU cheering squad and drank a whole bottle of makkeoli to celebrate the victory. Before the game even began, Park made a pledge of doing several things. Drinking a bottle of makkeoli in the cheering squad leader’s attire was one of them. “I am so glad that I finally get to fulfill my pledge,” said the team leader. The rugby and soccer games scheduled for the second day of Ko-Yon Jeon, Sept. 7, were cancelled due to Typhoon Lingling moving northwards. In the morning on that day, the two universities had a discussion and came to a conclusion to cancel the games of the second day. The scheduled games were a rugby match (11 am) and a soccer game (2:30 pm) at the Mokdong Main Stadium. At 7:30 am, Korea University announced the cancellation of the games via text message, e-mail, and posting on its official homepage. The announcement read, “We hereby announce the cancellation of the game events scheduled on the second day of Ko-Yon Jeon. The decision was made in an effort to emphasize the importance of prevention of safety accidents and to sympathize with those who suffered from damage caused by Typhoon Lingling. We offer words of consolation to those who prepared for the events for a long time: student councils, athletic clubs, cheering squads, alumni, and faculty members. We ask for your kind understanding.” Despite inclement weather, the Ko-Yon Jeon of this year was indeed a student gathering with great festivity where student athletes, who prepared for the matches for an entire year, and university members could be together for one united goal.
Electric cars made by KU undergraduates run on campus Korea University hosted a future car hackathon. Korea University’s future car hackathon, a three-day event co-hosted by KU Makerspace and Korean hardware accelerator N15, came to an end on Friday, July 12. * Hackathon: A compound word combining “hacking” and “marathon,” referring to a sprint-like event in which people involved in design, development, and planning collaborate intensively in teams to develop prototype solutions to a certain challenge through the process of idea creation, planning, and programing over the period of a few days like a marathon Five teams made of 6 to 8 Korea University undergraduates created and demonstrated rideable one-person electric cars under different themes, including IoT, eco-friendliness, and safety. On June 26, the participants began receiving training from KU faculty and N15 on the theory and practice of automobile manufacturing. From July 10 to 12, they went through a series of processes—electric vehicle design and housing design, proposing mobility ideas, electric car manufacturing, idea implementation, driving evaluation, and final presentations—that led to the final evaluation. ▲ First place: Cardians of the Galaxy The winners of the hackathon were determined based on the results of a driving evaluation (safety of vehicles, etc.) and a final evaluation (students’ engagement rates, design, ideas, etc.). The final presentations took place on July 12, the last day of the hackathon. At 3:00 p.m., the participants showcased their electric vehicles on the special test-drive tracks set up at the basketball court on the KU Science Campus. ▲ Second place: Goodriver The first prize went to team “Cardians of the Galaxy,” led by Seung-Hyun Kim (School of Health and Environmental Sciences). Second place went to “Goodriver,” led by Joo-Won Kim (School of Electrical Engineering), while third place went to “Chamsari of Fury,” led by Seong-Joo Lee (School of Mechanical Engineering). The winners will receive cash prizes of 1,000,000 won, 500,000 won, and 500,000 won, respectively. ▲ Third place: Chamsari of Fury Joon-Hyung Shim, the head of KU Makerspace said, “Over the next 10 years, the paradigm of the automotive industry will shift toward electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and connected vehicles. The participants of this hackathon will design and create next-generation vehicles, which will be more than just a means of transportation.”
KU Students marched to commemorate 59th anniversary of April 18 Korea University student movement - Series of events, including floral tribute ceremony and National Salvation March, held to mark the day. On Thursday April 18, 2019, a series of events were held to mark the 59th anniversary of the 1960 April 18 Korea University Student Movement, a movement that ignited the April 19 Revolution the following day. At 10:30 a.m., a floral tribute ceremony was held in front of the Korea University April 18 Memorial. The ceremony was attended by several leaders, including Jin Taek Chung, the president of Korea University; Ja-Yeol Ku, the president of the KU Alumni Association; Gyu-Jik Park, the president of KU April Revolution Association; members of the KU Academic Board; Ga-Young Kim, the president of the KU Association; and, Young-Sik Oh, the president of Sukjuhoe (former KU student association presidents’ group). The participants paid their respects to those who participated in the April 18 Korea Student Movement. ▲ Jin Taek Chung, the president of Korea University, bowing in front of the April 18 Memorial before laying flowers at the memorial KU President Jin Taek Chung said, “In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the March 1 Movement of 1919 and the establishment of Korea's Provisional Government, various projects to honor the historical significance of these events are underway. And next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the 1960 April 18 Korea University Student Movement and the April 19 Revolution. The Constitution of the Republic of Korea acknowledges the historical debt which the country owes to the March 1 Movement and the April 19 Revolution. In this context, the history of Korea University, which was founded in 1905, has been inextricably linked to the history of the Republic of Korea. The March 1 Movement was initiated by Byung-hee Sohn, who was then running Boseong College, the predecessor to Korea University. The April 19 Revolution would not have been possible without Korea University. Fifty-nine years ago today, our alumni streamed out of the main gate of the campus carrying placards reading ‘For Liberty, Justice, Truth’ to fight against injustice. In other words, national sovereignty, democracy, and Korea University’s ideals of ‘Liberty, Justice, and Truth,’ beliefs that had been pursued since the March 1 Movement of 1919, were put into practice through the April 18 Movement. It is fair to say that the April 18 Movement was the sum of democracy and civil rights and the essence of the spirit of Korea University. If you ask Korea University’s alumni what is one accomplishment that Korea University should be most proud of in its 114-year history, many of them would say the March 18 Movement without hesitation, because this movement demonstrated the spirit of resistance to injustice and status quo, that is the spirit of Korea University.” He went on to say, “Korea University alumni have always stood at the forefront of responding to the calling of the times and paving the path towards social innovation. Now is the time for us to think about what is the ideal spirit of Korea University and what is our calling of the time in the face of the fourth industrial revolution. And I believe that this fast-changing world filled with uncertainty needs people with the spirit of fearless challenge and creativity, and that the role of Korea University is to cultivate talent who can meet these needs. In order to do so, Korea University needs an environment where students can practice creative and innovative thinking based on mutual understanding and academic convergence. We will make continuous efforts to create a culture of mutual respect and a culture of ‘people first,’ so that creativity and innovation can flourish on campus.” “We’ll continue to inherit and develop our seniors’ noble spirits through a human-centered education based on Korea University’s ideals of ‘Liberty, Justice, and Truth,’” added KU President Chung. Ja-Yeol Ku, the president of the KU Alumni Association, said, “Through the March 18 Movement, Korea’s democratization advanced and the stature of Korea University grew even higher within Korean society. The courage of our alumni who participated in the movement has become an important part Korea University’s tradition. The March 18 Movement clearly showed the important role of Korea University in Korean history and society.” He also stated, “The 59th anniversary reminds us of the noble values of invincible courage, enlightened intellect, and conscience in action of our seniors. When we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the movement next year, I hope that once again the April spirit will vibrate within the heart of each and every Korea University member.” Gyu-Jik Park, the president of KU April Revolution Association, said, “I still remember April 18, 1960 vividly, when students gathered for liberty, justice, and truth in front of the main gate of the campus. I can’t believe we mark the 59th anniversary this year. I’d like to recommend current Korea University students to read A Chronicle of the April 18 Korea University Student Movement to help develop their insights into the society in which they live. Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the April 18 Movement. I hope we can continue this tradition of honoring those who lost their lives to the democratic cause.” Young-Sik Oh, the president of Sukjuhoe, former KU student association presidents’ group, said, “The April 18 Movement is the manifestation of Korea University students’ determination to save our country from dictatorship and to bring freedom and justice to the nation. The students took to the streets calling for liberty to cut the chain of oppressive government, and their courage has become part of the belief and spirit of Korea University. In the face of the fourth industrial revolution, Korea University is now nurturing future global leaders. I hope that the Korea University students of today recall the spirit of the April 18 Movement. You can gain insights into the future when you learn from history. This is why we gather today to commemorate the 1960 April 18 Movement. We should never forget April 18 1960 for democracy and the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula.” Before the anniversary, Korea University had launched a book review contest encouraging KU students to write essays after reading A Chronicle of the April 18 Korea University Student Movement. Many students submitted entries. On April 18, the contest winners were presented with their awards. The floral tribute ceremony was followed by the April 18 National Salvation March at 1:00 p.m. A total of around 5,000 KU students grouped by college gathered in front of the main gate of the campus, and marched toward the April 19 National Cemetery. Once they arrived at the cemetery, the students paid their respects at the April 19 Revolution Monument and then marched back to the campus.