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Dankook Celebrates its 75th Anniversary - “Nurturing talent to shape Korea into a superpower”
Writer 국제교류팀 최지영
Date 2022.12.21
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On November 2nd, Dankook University held its 75th anniversary celebration at the Nanpa Concert Hall. Officials from the Dankook University Foundation, University, and Alumni Association, as well as award recipients, including Chairman Young-joo Ham of Hana Financial Group, attended the ceremony to look back on the university’s achievements during the past year and strengthen Dankook’s commitment for the future.


In his commemoration speech, Chairman Hosung Chang of the DKU Board said that “amid the many difficulties faced, [we] should collaborate on normalizing all aspects of education, research, and student counseling while investing in education to enable our students to shape Korea into a superpower.”


Dankook University President Soobok Kim applauded researchers who spared no effort in their fields as he introduced some of the university’s major accomplishments, including being selected for the MRC Leading Research Center, being named number one in the Convergence and Open Sharing System (COSS) university project, launching the Dasan LINC 3.0 program, and engaging in industry-academia partnerships in the field of applied sciences. In addition, President Kim asked all members of the university to unite in marching forward to attain greater glory beyond the university’s centennial.


At the ceremony, the Dankook University Foundation awarded alumni Young-joo Ham (Chairman of Hana Financial Group) the Beomeun Award, which is the most prestigious recognition given by the university. Chairman Ham started his career at Seoul Bank and went on to serve as the vice president of the bank’s Chungcheong Sales Group, the first president of KEB-Hana Bank, and vice chairman of Hana Financial Group before being appointed as chairman of the Hana Financial Group holding company last March.