Message from the President

Creating a better future, Yeungnam University. YU, the Future

The university with the spirit of the Korean people.

YU President's photo “See, here is the old land of the Silla Dynasty where the spirit of the nation lives.”
As mentioned in our university anthem, Yeungnam University is the place where life is permeated by the vibrant spirit of Korea.

Since its foundation in 1947, Yeungnam University has contributed greatly to the industrialization, democratization and advancement of Korea producing more than 190,000 excellent alumni based on the educational philosophy of ‘building the nation with education’ and ‘reviving the nation’.
On the basis of our vast experience and capability accumulated over the last 60 years, we are continually striving to create a better future to meet the expectations of each new generation.

A University for the nation, a University for the world

Until now, Yeungnam University has been playing a pivotal role in educating human resources in Korea.
We will make this ‘University for the nation’ a ‘University for the world’ by working together with you now and into the future.
“Wise and young spirits, strong and young energies, be the creators of new history for the nation and all humankind. Ah, Yeungnam University is growing with her motherland. Ah, wellspring of justice and lighthouse of learning.”

Our people have long forgotten our most important mission and source of our identity. Yeungnam University starts to remind our nation of the founding spirit of the former Korea President, Mr. Chung-Hee Park, ‘Create a new history and revive the nation based on patriotic spirit’.

Now, we will play a leading role to create value and knowledge for ourselves, our community, our nation and our world by recognizing this mission and the identity of Yeungnam University.

The university with a strong base and internal core competence

Yeungnam University will concentrate itself on building internal core competence rather than external beauty and rhetoric. Yeungnam will flourish as a prestigious private university with a place of academic distinction recognized by both the regional community and the world. To achieve this, Yeungnam University will re-strengthen its foundation. We will create a university where professors strive for excellence in education and research, students do for excellence in their studies and in the job market and university staff do for excellence in the provision of administrative services.

A University community moving together, “Go YU, Go Together”

To excel, Yeungnam University will be focused on working harder and more diligently. We cannot fly without running at full speed. We know well that the vision and power of the flying horse (Chunma) are in us.

A University creating dreams, futures and happiness

Learning and seeking the truth contributes to the improvement of people, societies, nations and, ultimately, the world. Yeungnam University will continue to foster these values acting as a place to create our dreams, our future and our happiness in the world.

Thank you.

Seok Kyun NOH, Ph.D
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