Opening Ceremony for the “New Engineering Building” for Prospective World-Class Engineers
Designed to Enhance Engineering Education, Research and Experiments and Establishing Korea University as One of the World’s Leading Universities
Korea University (KU) held an opening ceremony for the New Engineering Hall at 3 p.m. on November 23 (Wed) on its Anam Campus.
The New Engineering Hall has been built to foster the development of “world-class engineers” who will be leaders of KU, the nation, and the world. The New Engineering Hall also aims for KU’s engineering education to meet global standards by improving the quality of courses, research and experimental facilities, thereby making the College of Engineering one of the world’s leading institutions in the field.
The New Engineering Hall, the building of which has been generously sponsored by a number of donors including alumni and faculty, has eight floors and two basement levels, with its total area covering 26,719.77㎡. Comprised of lecture halls of various sizes, laboratories, seminar halls, and research centers, the new building has been built using the Fast Track method, which involves simultaneous designing and building.
Kim Jae Ho, Chairman of the Korea University Foundation, said in his congratulatory speech that “the development of engineering education raises the nation’s technological power and its overall competitiveness – thus the development of engineering education is equivalent to the development of the nation. The College of Engineering at Korea University, in its history of 53 years, has trained excellent engineers and dedicated itself to the scientific and technological developments of our nation. I now expect that the College will embark upon another phase of the journey towards one of the world’s leading institutions for engineering education through cutting-edge training and interdisciplinary research.”
Yeom Jaeho, Korea University President, also expected that “the New Engineering Hall will harness the power of the College of Engineering that it already has to develop further breakthroughs. Furthermore, in the wave of historic upheavals that we face in this century, this new building marks a turning point as students and faculty work in ‘future industries’ and other interdisciplinary areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, cyber defense, and big data. I hope that KU’s College of Engineering will have transformed the terrain of the field by its 100th anniversary.”