On January 2, 2023 (Monday) at 11 a.m., HUFS held its 2023 New Year’s Celebration at Aekyung Hall of the International Building on the Seoul Campus.
Chairperson Kim Jong-Chul of the university foundation said, “I feel thankful to HUFS President Park Jeong-Woon for his bold solution to the issue of academic program duplication between our two campuses that no one had been able to resolve.” He promised greater support for HUFS’s subsequent efforts to improve the structure of academic programs, including opening the College of AI Convergence and the Division of Semiconductor Engineering and improving the Language Training Center. In addition, he asked for concerted efforts to advance HUFS as a respected and prestigious academic institution in the future.
HUFS President Park commented in his remarks, “Amid the shifting paradigms of higher education accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing demand for high-tech industries, including AI and Big Data, spurred by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, HUFS is now facing a situation where its survival is threatened if it does not pursue innovation.” He added, “I would like to ask all HUFS members to combine their wisdom and strength to help HUFS achieve innovation and change so that we can create an educational environment where students can ‘dream, develop, and succeed;’ sustain our unique strengths; and transform ourselves through proactive innovation for our 70th anniversary to become an institution that stands tall and proud at our 100th anniversary.”
At the ceremony, President Yang In-Jib of HUFS Alumni Association said, “Last year, HUFS Alumni Association worked hard to put its motto of ‘Engagement and Contribution to HUFS’ into action and raise awareness on participation among our alumni members for the further advancement of HUFS.” He went on to say, “I believe that when every one of us makes our own individual effort for the development of HUFS, such as writing one more research paper, making one more scholarship donation, and gathering wisdom to have one more student enroll in HUFS, these small changes in the mindsets of our 170,000 alumni members will eventually build a grand legacy for HUFS.”