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Establishing a place for 21st-century education with tradition.
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  • Date : 2019-03-05

Establishing a place for 21st-century education with tradition.

A remodeling completion ceremony was held for Korea University’s 62-year-old Auditorium


▲From left: Cheung-O An (Executive Vice President for Sejong Campus); Kwan-Young Lee (Executive Vice President for Research); Yoon-Dae Euh (Former President of Korea University); Myung-Ho Seung (Chairman of Dongwha Group); Kyu-Young Moon (CEO of Aju Group); Jaeho Yeom (President of Korea University); Yang-Hyun Kim (Chairman of Samwon Industry); Ki-Su Lee (Former President of Korea University); Myung-Sik Park (Executive Director of the Korea University Foundation); Gil-Sung Park (Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs); Dong-Hyun Lee (Manager of Doosan Engineering and Construction); Jung-Sik Kong (Vice President for Campus Planning) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the completion ceremony


Korea University Auditorium, a place of long-standing traditions, has been transformed into a hub for 21st-century education.


Korea University held a remodeling completion ceremony of the KU Auditorium on Friday, February 22, at 2:30 pm.


Built in 1957, the KU Auditorium is a space that holds a special place in the memories of Korea University’s graduates. However, physical deterioration over time meant that renovations were need. To this end, a “Donation Attendance” campaign was held in September 2017 in order to raise funds for remodeling. As of the end of January 2019, approximately 270 donors participated in this act of philanthropy.


Thanks to their support, the KU Auditorium, part of the fabric of the university’s history, will once again become a space for lectures and cultural activities that can blend 21st-century education with KU’s time-honored traditions.


Korea University commemorated the sponsorship by installing a donor wall with an emblem of a tiger, KU’s symbolic animal, in the Auditorium lobby, and nameplates engraved with donors’ names on the seats in lecture rooms.


In particular, three lecture rooms in the Auditorium are named Kim Yang-Hyun Hall, Aju Hall, and Hankook Ilbo Hall respectively, in order to honor Yang-Hyun Kim (Chairman of Samwon Industry), Kyu-Young Moon (CEO of Aju Group), and Myung-Ho Seung (Chairman of Dongwha Group), who made great contributions to the development of Korea University.


▲ Jaeho Yeom, President of Korea University, giving a congratulatory message


KU President Jaeho Yeom said, "I would like to extend my gratitude to the donors and all the people who helped us to conserve the history, traditions, and memories of our school. I would also like to ask for your support so that even more talented individuals have pride in Korea University and their commitment to our society."


With the renovations, the Auditorium will stay on as an eternal space for KU alumni and students, as a future-oriented and traditional space, joined with SK Future Hall, which is now nearing completion.

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