From the President
Dear members of our Keimyung family,
As the scorching summer fades away, we warmly welcome a season of fruition. In this period of abundance, I extend my wishes for peace to the Keimyung family. My heartfelt gratitude and respect go out to each of you who have consistently shouldered your responsibilities with excellence and dedication.
Even in the midst of the blistering heat of last summer, there were those who embodied the spirit of Keimyung. Student Seo Minki from the Department of Physical Education won two gold medals as the national representative in men’s archery at the 31st Summer Universiade. Furthermore, five publications of our professors were selected for the prestigious academic book collection by the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Korea, attesting to the excellence of our research. Our overseas outreach groups, who resumed their activities earnestly after the COVID-19 pandemic, took the lead in practicing sharing and service despite the sweltering heat of Indonesia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Kyrgyzstan. Once again, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the Keimyung family for demonstrating the university's mission of discovering new values in the world through practical actions.
Nature is replete with traces of conquering the scorching summer, evident all around us. Just like that, it is time for you to witness your initial plans come to fruition one by one. Whatever those plans may be, they hold their own value and significance. You resemble the Lapis Lazuli gemstone sitting in front of the school’s headquarters, waiting to be carved. Your student life is a precious and meaningful time during which you should beautifully carve your gemstone of self – a reservoir of boundless potential - into an indispensable being of clear value and unique character. You have family, teachers, and friends surrounding you, all of whom are supporters. However, the primary sculptor of your true self is none other than you. I hope you discover your intrinsic value and become the protagonist of your own story, guided by the wisdom and experiences accumulated by your parents and the faculty.
With the commencement of a new semester, the process of recruiting new students for the year 2024 will begin. I implore your utmost cooperation to ensure that we attract a multitude of exceptional talents to shape the future of Keimyung. Our university has successfully secured various government funding programs, including the LINC 3.0 project for fostering industry-academia collaboration, as well as projects for local university activation, university innovation support project, convergence and open sharing system, and a regional innovation system based on local government-university collaboration (RIS). Building upon these foundations, we are striving to develop talent through diverse extracurricular programs, entrepreneurship support, and field training, while enhancing our educational environment by advancing our network infrastructure. We are also making smooth progress with initiatives such as improving the Daemyung campus environment and constructing an educational practice building and a character education center at the Dalseong campus. These endeavors are poised to elevate Keimyung University’s competitiveness.
I sincerely hope that the Keimyung family will embrace this bountiful season with gratitude and sharing, and I pray that the Lord’s blessings will always be with you.