Confucius Institute at Semyung University, South Korea, holds its inauguration ceremony

[Source]    the Confucius Institute at Semyung University [Time]    2015-04-15 17:17:39 
 

On the morning of March 18th, 2015, the Confucius Institute at Semyung University, South Korea, which is jointly organized by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and Semyung University, was officially inaugurated. The Chinese partner university of this Confucius Institute is Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (JUTCM).

A total of around 500 guests attended this inauguration ceremony, including Mr. Kim Yoo Sung, President of Semyung University; Mr. Chen Mingren, President of JUTCM; Mr. Kim Jin Hyung, Vice-Mayor of the Jecheon city; Mr. Ai Hongge, Education Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in South Korea; teacher and student representatives from Semyung University; and other guests from various sectors of the society in South Korea.

Madam Xu Lin, Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Director General of Hanban, sent a letter to congratulate this Confucius Institute on its inauguration. In her letter, she said that China and South Korea are close neighbors connected by the same waters. As a prestigious university in South Korea, Semyung University has its unique advantages in the field of traditional medicine education. Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is also one of the top universities on traditional Chinese medicine. She believed that, with the joint efforts by both sides, the Confucius Institute at Semyung University would definitely become an important platform for local students and residents to learn Chinese and know more about the culture of traditional Chinese medicine. It will make new contributions to promoting people-to-people exchange between China and South Korea and strengthening the mutual understanding between people in the two countries.

Mr. Kim Yoo Sung, President of Semyung University, addressed the ceremony and expressed that efforts should be made in developing the Confucius Institute at Semyung University into a bridge of exchange between China and South Korea with its distinctive features by expanding its influence in central inland regions of South Korea and making contributions to the development of traditional medicine in the two countries. He also quoted the famous saying by Confucius, “wen zhi bin bin” (balance of outward grace and solid worth) to emphasize the significance of cultivating talents. Future talents should acquire both “wen” (elegance) as the outward property and “zhi” (honesty and sincerity) as the inward quality.

Mr. Kim Jin Hyung, Vice-Mayor of the Jecheon city, also sent his congratulations on the establishment of this Confucius Institute. He said that with a close bond between the Jecheon city and Semyung University, the development of Semyung University naturally reflects the development of the Jecheon city. The government of Jecheon will provide strong support and assistance for Semyung University and its Confucius Institute by further promoting the cooperation and mutual prosperity between the city and the university.

Semyung University is a comprehensive university located in the Jecheon city of Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province) and has a current enrollment of around 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its educational objective is to cultivate specialized talents of various kinds with both moral standards and professional competence who can serve the society with their high level of innovative and organizational capabilities.

This inauguration ceremony was covered by some media, including MBC TV Station, Asia News, Gukjenews, Chungbukilbo, and more.

 
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