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Kookmin University celebrates 70th anniversary

Kookmin University on Friday celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding, underlining the importance of practical value in education.

“The teaching philosophy of our university is practicality,” the university’s President Yu Ji-soo said during a ceremony at the Administration Hall of the school’s Seoul campus.
Kookmin University President Yu Ji-soo gives an opening speech in celebration of the school’s 70th anniversary Friday. (Kookmin University)
Kookmin University President Yu Ji-soo gives an opening speech in celebration of the school’s 70th anniversary Friday. (Kookmin University)
“Education needs to focus more on practical training than on theory and also connect with the local community to find solutions (to existing problems).”

Yoo also paid tribute to the staff, students and alumni, calling for their continued participation in expanding the school’s social leverage.

“Thanks to our teaching staff, employees, students and alumni, we have won the best prize in college structural reform assessment and government recognition for good support for startups,” he said.
(Kookmin University)
(Kookmin University)
Kim Chae-kyum, chairman of the university’s board, also vowed full support for the school’s innovative moves.

“I feel respect and pride over the elevated prestige of our school,” Kim said.

“The foundation will continue its efforts to further foster the school’s social leverage.”

Following Friday’s event, a student-led anniversary festival will be held at the school’s stadium on Oct. 28.

By Jo He-rim(herim@heraldcorp.com)
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