Welcome Program Held for Successful International Applicants, “The First Ewha Pre-Orientation” The International Student Affairs Team (ISAT) under the Office of International Affairs (Vice president: Lee Hai-young) held the welcome program titled “Ewha Pre-Orientation (EPO)” for successful international applicants as an online event on June 24 (Thursday). Held for the first time this year, the EPO is an event for international students to experience life at Ewha in advance before their official admission through lectures and conversations with senior students. The event was available online through Zoom for successful applicants from 25 countries and attended by more than 200 participants across the world, demonstrating their strong enthusiasm. In the welcome speech, Vice President Lee Hai-young gave words of encouragement, as saying: “We sincerely congratulate and welcome your admission to Ewha,” adding, “We prepared various sessions so that you can experience Ewha’s excellent educational environment and its beautiful campus in advance.” She also added, “I hope this event will guide you to enjoy the precious experience of studying abroad to achieve your dreams.” The welcome event included various programs including a “Sneak peek into Ewha lectures” provided by Ewha faculty members, “Online campus tour,” “Ewha stories from campus friends” to tell incoming students about the campus life and the job search, and an online Q&A session titled “Conversation with Ewha students.” The “Sneak peek into Ewha lectures” consisted of lectures titled “Reading epics in the digital era,” “MBTI personality testing,” and “Chinese performing arts” in Korean, English, and Chinese respectively. Prospective students chose to listen to lectures that they were interested in, regardless of their major, and were able to experience a preview of lectures at Ewha. Next, in “Ewha stories from campus friends,” mentors consisting of international students and alumnae from Ewha spoke about ways to enjoy the life of studying abroad and employment-related stories, which was received favorably. In “Conversation with Ewha students,” teams of two or three international students offered consultations in Korean, English, and Chinese, and students spent quality time in asking and answering questions about academic affairs such as credits, lectures, and scholarships. With the aim to develop an education innovation platform to respond to the digital transformation under the vision of “A Creative and Innovative Platform Leading to a Sustainable Society,” Ewha is enhancing a wide range of support systems to foster global women leaders. ISAT recruits excellent students and offers multifaceted support for international students to grow as leaders who contribute to society. Through diverse programs including the EPO, a welcome program for successful international applicants held for the first time this year, ISAT plans to support excellent international students so that they can grow as women leaders who will make their mark on the global stage.
The Ewha Womans University College of Education and the Graduate School of Education were consecutively selected as grantees of projects to support the creation of the educational foundation for the future society under the supervision of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity (KOFAC), thereby demonstrating their capabilities as the best teacher education institution in Korea. College of Education Selected as a Recipient of the AI Education Enhancement Program The College of Education (Dean: Hwang Gyu-ho) was selected as the managing institution of a program titled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) education enhancement program at primary, middle, and high school teacher education colleges in 2021.” Supervised by the MOE and the KOFAC, the project supports prospective teachers to cultivate “AI education” capabilities, which are necessary for the reinforcement of AI education at primary, middle, and high schools. Each selected college will receive financial support of an annual average of 200 million KRW for three years, amounting to a total of 600 million KRW. The project is operated in three categories. The Ewha College of Education was selected in the category of “AI convergence education,” designed for colleges of education that lack a dedicated department for computer education, along with the Seoul National University College of Education. Ewha, in particular, plans to support prospective teachers to design classes that can foster AI knowledge in relation to subject education and to develop the ability to skillfully utilize diverse AI-based educational technologies. Hwang Gyu-ho, Dean of the College of Education, emphasized the importance of the selection, remarking, “It is a significant development in relation to the ongoing reorganization of the curriculum for 2022. It allows us to examine the direction of ‘AI literacy' education for students of future generations while also preparing in advance for the direction of teacher education that will become necessary to that end.” The College of Education and the Graduate School of Education Consecutively Selected as a Recipient of the “Regional Center for Creativity Education” Project The College of Education (Dean: Hwang Gyu-ho) and the Graduate School of Education (Dean: Han You-kyung) were consecutively selected as managing institutions of the “Regional Center for Creativity Education 2021” (PI: Chung Jae-young, Department of Education). The “Regional Center for Creativity Education” project organized by the MOE and the KOFAC is a program that aims to foster creative personnel who will lead the future convergence era in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Ewha was solely selected as the managing institution of the project among colleges of education across the Seoul metropolitan area in 2018 and has contributed to strengthening teachers’ capacity in creativity education and spreading creativity education programs as a hub for the realization of creativity education. This year, the college’s outstanding capacity was recognized through its reselection as the three-year managing institution of the Regional Center for Creativity Education. The Regional Center for Creativity Education will be supported and operated for three years from June 2021 to February 2024, and funded with 160 million KRW annually, amounting to a total of 480 million KRW. Ewha plans to operate the “AI-based Regional Center for Creativity Education” based on its operational achievements over the last three years, as well as its excellence in human and material resources for AI convergence education and its capacity as a national-level research and support center. Accordingly, Ewha was selected as a recipient of the “College of Education Leading Creativity Education” program last year, and newly selected as a grantee of the “Regional Center for Creativity Education” and the “AI Education Enhancement Program” this year, which allowed the school to be selected as the managing institution for all three major projects supported by the MOE and the KOFAC, consolidating its status as Korea’s best teacher education institution and a leader of future education.
Ewha Research Institute for Basic Sciences Selected as a Recipient of the Autonomous Priority Research Institute ProgramEwha Research Institute for Basic Sciences Selected as a Recipient of the Autonomous Priority Research Institute Program in Science and Engineering The Ewha Research Institute for Basic Sciences (BSRI, Director: Professor Kim Dong Ha) was selected as a recipient organization of the “Autonomous Priority Research Institute Program in Science and Engineering,” which is supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea. Subsequent to its recent selections as a grantee of major institutes’ research projects, the BSRI has achieved meaningful outcomes in growing as a research institute with the capacity to lead the development of core technology in basic sciences and the training of talented individuals in science and engineering, thereby contributing to solidifying Ewha’s status as an excellent research-oriented university. The MOE selects a university Priority Research Institute with the aim to develop a university-affiliated research institute that is well-equipped with the commitment to promote basic sciences at the university level, a competent director, and a sound operational foundation into a research hub in the field of basic sciences within the university. In particular, the ministry has been carrying out the “Autonomous Priority Research Institute Program” since 2019, in order to plan and support “creative and challenging studies in the field of basic sciences”, “studies with medium- and long-term growth potential”, and “independent studies by competent and rising researchers”, in order to provide them with a steady supply of research funding, and to enhance the autonomy of researcher-driven studies. With its selection as a grantee of this project, the BSRI will receive an annual research fund of 1.21 billion KRW for up to nine years (3+3+3 years), amounting to a total of 10.89 billion KRW. The Autonomous Priority Research Institute Program focuses on promoting the enhancement of a research institute’s capacity to plan research support programs, manage research, discover and train researchers, and conduct research by supporting the institute to operate a “small-scale and seed-type research support program” for the development of basic sciences under the responsibility of a director with an aptitude for not only research, but also research management and organizational management, such as leadership within the university. Ewha has led NT and BT convergence studies through aggressive investments in education and research infrastructure to become a leader in the fields of basic and applied sciences, and its selection as the recipient of research projects in various fields, from the Science Research Center (SRC) in 1998 to the Priority Research Institute Program and Core-Facility. Based on this basic sciences infrastructure, the institute plans to lead basic and source research through the interdisciplinary convergence of basic sciences to address core issues of the future, such as climate change, aging society, and super-connected society. Professor Kim Dong Ha in the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience at College of Natural Sciences evaluated the significance of the selection, commenting, “Our selection as a recipient of the Autonomous Research Institute Program, in collaboration with Ewha’s other research institutes selected for the Priority Research Institute, Science Research Center (SRC), and Core-Facility Center, laid a foundation for the establishment of the best research institute in Korea to contribute to the enhancement of national competitiveness through the development of basic sciences and the hub of educating science personnel to lead the development of basic sciences.”
Professor Jo Il-hyun’s Research Team Publishes a Paper on Behavioral Patterns of Video-Based Online Learners in a World-Professor Jo Il-hyun’s Research Team Publishes a Paper on Behavioral Patterns of Video-Based Online Learners in a World-Renowned Academic Journal Amid the growing need to establish an environment for online teaching and learning due to the COVID-19 situation, Professor Jo Il-hyun’s research team gained recognition by publishing the results of their study on the behavioral patterns of online learners. In the world-renowned academic journal The Internet And Higher Education, Professor Jo’s team published a paper titled “Video learning analytics: Investigating behavioral patterns and learner clusters in video-based online learning,” which categorized behavioral patterns of learners by analyzing the big data of video-based online learning settings and analyzed academic performance by category. The study was conducted to obtain insights into learners’ behavioral patterns in video-based learning by employing “learning analytics.” Learning analytics is an intelligent convergence edutech that supports teaching and learning decision-making based on the measurement, collection, analysis, and prediction of big data generated in learning activities and contexts occurring in learning environments that are technologically mediated. The research team carried out one-on-one experiments on 72 college students utilizing “Learning Analytics for Prediction & Action (LAPA),” the EduTech Convergence Lab’s self-developed video player, and analyzed learners’ log data and academic performance recorded in the process of online learning, along with the learners’ general characteristics. The study was significant in both theoretical and practical aspects. First of all, it was theoretically meaningful in that the study identified learners’ patterns as demonstrated in the learning process, and automatically analyzed active and passive learners’ learning patterns using only log data. The study also gained attention as learners’ patterns and categories ascertained through the study offered experimental evidence in enriching the discussion on theoretical models suggested in prior studies. Professor Jo expressed his high expectations, commenting, “Our findings will allow educators, who are unable to observe learners face-to-face with the establishment of video-based education such as Zoom as the ‘new normal’ in the coronavirus pandemic era, to understand learners’ characteristics in order to apply differentiated instructional strategies and guidelines to teaching learners with different behavioral profiles.” The study was conducted with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea, jointly participated in by Professor Jo Il-hyun (corresponding author), and Dr. Yoon Mee-hyun (first author) and researcher Lee Jung-eun (co-author) at the EduTech Convergence Lab.
Research Team of Professor Bahn Hyo-kyung Publishes a Paper in IEEE Transactions on Industrial InformaticsResearch Team of Professor Bahn Hyo-kyung Publishes a Paper in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Professor Bahn Hyo-kyung, the Computer Science and Engineering major Yoo Suhyeon , Jo Yewon(co-first authors) A research team led by Professor Bahn Hyo-kyung from the Computer Science and Engineering major has succeeded in developing a scheduling technology that can immediately respond to sudden user inputs in real-time systems. This technology is expected to overcome the limitations of existing real-time systems that operate only in a predefined manner and instead respond immediately to sudden environmental changes while enabling power savings of 66.8% on average. Incorporating the findings of this study, a paper titled “Integrated scheduling of real-time and interactive tasks for configurable industrial systems” was published in the online edition of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. In particular, significant attention has been directed to the achievements of Yoo Su-hyeon and Jo Ye-won majoring in Computer Science and Engineering, incoming class of 2017, who participated in the study as co-first authors. A real-time system is a mission-critical system that requires each task to be processed within a given time. Unlike general purpose computers we commonly use, it refers to a system that does not allow a single error by determining the planning of hardware resources in advance. Concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Factory, and Cyber Physical System (CPS), which have recently come into the spotlight, are mostly real-time systems. There is increasing demand for these real-time systems to operate by accepting user inputs. However, real-time systems that process tasks in a predefined way and general purpose computer systems designed to handle irregular user inputs operate under very different hardware resource management methods, so integrating the two in a single system is a highly challenging research area. By tackling these problems, the research team led by Professor Bahn developed system management technologies that concurrently support real-time tasks and interactive tasks, and identified ways to simultaneously satisfy various requirements, such as ensuring deadlines for real-time tasks and response times for interactive tasks and reducing system power consumption, using an artificial intelligence technology called genetic algorithm (GA). Principal investigator Professor Bahn expressed his expectations, remarking that “This is a software source technology with high applicability as it can flexibly expand the functionality of real-time systems in various industrial settings in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
Research Institute at Ewha Selected for the 2021 Core-Facility and Basic Research Laboratory ProjectsResearch Institute at Ewha Selected for the 2021 Core-Facility and Basic Research Laboratory Projects While Ewha endeavors to reinforce its research capabilities with an aim to develop a creative research ecosystem for world-class performance under the vision of “A Creative and Innovative Platform Leading to a Sustainable Society,” a research institute under the College of Pharmacy, research teams led by professors from the College of Natural Sciences and ELTEC College of Engineering have been consecutively selected for major research projects, consolidating Ewha’s status as a research-oriented university. Drug Development Research Core Center Selected as a “Core-Facility” The Drug Development Research Core Center has been selected for the 2021 Core-Facility project, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and operated by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and the Korea Basic Science Institute. Accordingly, the center will receive research funding of 3.4 billion KRW for up to six years (3+3 years) for the relocation and maintenance of research equipment, performance upgrade expenses, payroll and training costs for technical staff, and other operating expenses. Ten faculty members from the College of Pharmacy and eight dedicated personnel consisting of masters or doctoral degree holders will participate in laying the groundwork for the center. The center consists of target identification & drug screening team, drug optimization & target validation team, and drug efficacy evaluation & mode-of-action determination team. Through systematic collaboration among the three research units, this center ultimately aims to strengthen the technical capacity of all researchers, improving overall efficiency of the research process. Their major focus is to identify novel therapeutic targets and relevant drug candidates that are ready to enter preclinical testings. In addition, by nurturing excellent researchers who are suited for a wide range of convergence research areas and promoting university-industry-research institute collaboration as well as international joint research, the center is expected to develop into a global R&D hub for new drugs and contribute to enhancing national basic science research capabilities. Research Teams from the Chemistry & Nanoscience, and Computer Science & Engineering Majors Selected for the “2021 Basic Research Laboratory” Project Research teams led by professors from the Chemistry & Nanoscience, and Computer Science and Engineering majors have been selected for the “2021 Basic Research Laboratory (BRL)” project supported as part of the “2021 Group Research” program by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the NRF. Professor Sang-gi Lee, Hyunwoo Kim A research team from the Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience at the College of Natural Sciences has been selected as a pioneering BRL in the field of chemistry to conduct research under the theme of “the development of cooperative catalytic systems,” and will receive a total of 1.355 billion KRW for 33 months (June 2021 to February 2024). The research team led by Professor Lee Sang-gi (PI) from the Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience gained recognition for recruiting a team of highly qualified researchers and suggesting a creative and challenging research topic, and became selected for the sole pioneering BRL in the field of chemistry. The team plans to carry out “a study on the development of cooperative catalytic systems” with the aim to pioneer a novel catalysis system that can overcome the limitations of existing catalysis. Professor Dongbo Min, Young Jun Kim, Uran Oh A research team from the Computer Science and Engineering major at ELTEC College of Engineering has been chosen as an advanced BRL in the field of computer and software, and will receive a total of 1.375 billion KRW in research funding for the next 33 months (June 2021 - February 2024) to conduct a study titled “AiA (AI in Action): Autonomous action planning artificial intelligence.” Through this project, the team led by Professor Min Dongbo (PI) from the Computer Science and Engineering major plans to pioneer a new research field in artificial intelligence and lead the field of robotics AI research based on computer science, which has not been sufficiently explored in the field of robotics in Korea, by securing source technology that allows artificial intelligence to make autonomous judgments and plans in a given situation.
Center for Dioxygen Chemistry Led by Professor Wonwoo Nam Selected for the “Research Leader Program of the National ReseCenter for Dioxygen Chemistry Led by Professor Wonwoo Nam Selected for the “Research Leader Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea” in 2021 Center for Dioxygen Chemistry (CDC) led by Professor Wonwoo Nam at the Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience has been awarded for a new project under the 2021 “Research Leader Program (Creative Research Initiatives Program) of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).” With the aim to develop Korea’s indigenous science technology and new technologies for future, NRF selects world-leading scientists for the Research Leader Program (Creative Research Initiatives Program) to foster global leading researchers by providing intensive support on in-depth research by researchers who have been leading world-class performance. Professor Nam was selected for this project in 2003 and 2012, and has been conducting research to identify the generation, reactivity, and reaction mechanism of oxygenase intermediates in biomimetic reaearch area for the past 18 years. In recognition of his outstanding research achievements, he has been selected for the Research Leader Program this year and will be supported by a research fund amounting to a total of 7.2 billion KRW for the next nine years to carry out a study titled “Dioxygen Chemistry: Dioxygen Formation-Activation-Catalysis.” Professor Nam has achieved world-class performance in the field of Bioinorganic/Biomimetic Chemistry through his outstanding research to gain the knowledge in understanding dioxygen activation formation reactions we well as in developing artificial enzymatic systems. He has published more than 370 papers over the past two decades in world-renowned academic journals including Nature, Science, Nature Chemistry, Nature Reviews Chemistry, Accounts of Chemical Research, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and Chemical Science. Expressing his aspirations for the future, Professor Nam stated, “I hope this project leads to an unprecedented breakthrough in oxygen chemistry research, while at the same time identifying an answer to the difficult problem of the ‘Oxo Wall,’ which remains unsolved in the field of Bioinorganic Chemistry. By producing results that encompass basic research to practical application, I hope to promote Ewha’s excellent research capabilities to the world.”
Ewha Holds Its 135th Anniversary Commemoration and Vision Proclamation Ceremony Ewha hosted its 135th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony and proclaimed “Ewha Vision 2030+” at the Welch-Ryang Auditorium at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31. Following last year, this year’s ceremony was livestreamed on YouTube due to the risk of spreading COVID-19. The event began with a commemorative speech by President Kim Eun Mee, followed by the official commendation for faculty members and staff in their 30th, 20th, and 10th years of employment at Ewha, and the conferment of the Pride of Ewha Award and the Ewha Academic Achievement Award. In her speech, President Kim first reflected on the meaning of universities today and Ewha’s path. She remarked, “Ewha must go beyond simply providing educational opportunities for women in order to foster competitive female talents that stand above all other universities through the highest standard of research and innovative education,” and added, “We will reaffirm Ewha’s original calling by gaining insight into the coming era, while establishing and executing our new vision and development plans accordingly.” To this end, President Kim added that Ewha would reinforce its research and educational capabilities through the “Frontier 10 - 10 Project,” which focuses on cultivating ten leading research fields equipped with international competitiveness and ten future-oriented challenging research areas. In addition, she expressed Ewha’s commitment to the “establishment of Korea’s first College of Artificial Intelligence for undergraduates” as part of efforts to build an innovative education platform in response to digital transformation, the establishment of “Ewha Leading-Edge Medi·Healthcare Cluster (ELEC)” that links the Ewha Sinchon Campus, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital and Seoul Hospital, and expanded cooperation among global bio-health and pharmaceutical companies located at M-Valley Complex in Magok district, Ewha University-Industry Collaboration Foundation, and Ewha Womans University hospitals. She also emphasized that such efforts would create an environment where Ewha students will grow into creative talents. Conferment of the “19th Pride of Ewha Award” and the “17th Ewha Academic Achievement Award” After the commemorative speech, a conferment ceremony was held for employees including faculty members in their 30th, 20th, and 10th years of employment at Ewha, the Pride of Ewha Award, and the Ewha Academic Achievement Award. Chang Pil-wha, the first-generation women’s studies scholar and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Women’s Studies, and Choe Jae-chun, an ecologist, evolutionary biologist, and Invited Chair-Professor of the Department of Life Sciences, were selected as the recipients of the 19th Pride of Ewha Award. The Pride of Ewha Award is a prize granted to Ewha alumnae or long-term employees who aptly embodied Ewha’s spirit by achieving outstanding accomplishments in various fields of society. Professor Han Ja-kyoung of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Liberal Arts, Professor Ko Eung-il of the Department of Mathematics at the College of Natural Sciences, and Professor Ha Hun-joo of the Department of Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy were honored with the 17th Ewha Academic Achievement Award. The Ewha Academic Achievement Award is a once-in-a-lifetime award given to faculty members for their contributions to the development of academia and the school through outstanding research achievements. Proclamation of the Ewha Vision 2030+, “A Creative and Innovative Platform Leading to a Sustainable Society” Following the anniversary ceremony, the “Ewha Vision 2030+ Proclamation Ceremony” was held, where President Kim read Ewha’s vision statement and declared, “In commemoration of its 135th anniversary, Ewha is proclaiming a new vision, ‘A Creative and Innovative Platform Leading to a Sustainable Society,’ under the spirit of beop-go-chang-shin (法古創新) in bringing together the old and the new as well as continuity and changes, and establishing the Ewha Vision 2030+ as a way to articulate Ewha’s future development plan. A slogan reflecting Ewha’s new vision, “Ewha, The Future We Create,” was also announced. The “Alumnae Association’s Homecoming Day” Event The Homecoming Day event was hosted by the Ewha Alumnae Association at 2 p.m. on the same day. This year’s event was held without an audience except for a limited number of attendees due to the COVID-19 pandemic and livestreamed on the association’s YouTube account (https://bit.ly/ewhaalum). The event opened with a prayer by missionary outreach manager Seong Hye-ok and proceeded in the following order: a commemorative speech by the President of Ewha Alumnae Association Nam Sang-taek, the “Light of Ewha Award” ceremony, conferment of the “2021 Pride of Ewha Award recipient” certificate, conveyance of gifts for the alumnae reunion, remarks by the reunited alumnae representative, and updates on news from Ewha by President Kim Eun Mee. The Ewha Alumnae Association has been presenting the “Light of Ewha Award” to alumnae in various fields of society who serve as role models for others through exemplary deeds based on the spirit of Ewha and contribute to society through their outstanding capabilities. At this year’s 6th Light of Ewha Award ceremony, Shin Hai-rim (Korea’s first WHO director, Department of Medicine, graduated in 1981), Na Hyo-shin (composer, Department of Composition, graduated in 1982), Park Shin-jung (managing director and museum director at Haslla Art World, Department of Sculpture, graduated in 1985), and Song Myeong-ju (senior vice president at Samsung Electronics, Department of Science Education, graduated in 1992) were honored with the award.
Ewha College of Medicine Hosts the 2021 White Coat Ceremony The College of Medicine (Dean Han Jae-jin) hosted the 2021 White Coat Ceremony at Gyerim Hall of Medicine Building in the Magok Campus on May 21. The white coat ceremony is a rite of passage that is intended to remind students of their sense of duty, responsibility, and respectful attitude towards life, which are virtues that future doctors must uphold, by allowing them to put on the iconic white coat worn by doctors and reflect over the meaning of the profession before the students in their second year of medical school are assigned to hospitals for clinical practice. Due to COVID-19, only a limited number of guests were invited to this year’s event, comprised of internal guests, medical professors, and students. For families and friends who were unable to attend, the entire event was live-streamed via YouTube. Dean Han Jae-jin delivered congratulatory remarks to 68 future doctors, encouraging them with the following words: “It is my wish that all of you will work hard towards your dreams while keeping Ewha’s motto and vision at heart, ultimately becoming excellent medical practitioners who will contribute to the development of the country and human society and to grow as doctors and medical scientists who will lead the future of medicine and build a sense of empathy towards the world.” Director of Ewha Medical Center Ryu Kyung-ha offered congratulations to students who will soon be participating in clinical practice, stating “Ewha Medical Center is Korea’s first specialist women’s hospital, Korea’s first medical training center for female students, and the hospital that produced the country’s first female doctors and nurses. From now on, the hospital will be led by all of you.” During the white coat ceremony, the Dean of College of Medicine, the Director of Ewha Medical Center, the President of Ewha College of Medicine Alumnae, the Director of Ewha Womans University Seoul Hospital, and the Director of Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital assisted five student representatives on the podium into their coats. All other students were also wearing their white coats in their seats. Student representative Kim Yu-rim (medicine, incoming class of 2020) read aloud the Student Doctor’s Declaration of Ethics and vowed that “As a medical student and future doctor, we will value the human rights and wellbeing of patients as our paramount concern and make utmost efforts to engage in clinical practice with a sincere and honest attitude in accordance with guidance from senior doctors”. The 68 medical students who received white coats will participate in clinical practice at Ewha Womans University Seoul Hospital and Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital from their third year. Through clinical practice, they will be able to obtain field experience in patient treatment, which they will experience as doctors after graduation, and nurture practical clinical capabilities such as various clinical skills, field knowledge, and medical ethics by applying their theoretical knowledge to practice.
International Foundation for Ewha Womans University Launched a Commemorative Ceremony Celebrating Its 50th AnniversaryInternational Foundation for Ewha Womans University Launched a Commemorative Ceremony Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary The International Foundation for Ewha Womans University (hereinafter “IFEWU”) launched a commemorative ceremony marking its 50th anniversary on April 23. The IFEWU is a non-profit organization established in 1970 by the American and Canadian friends of Ewha, Christian groups including the National United Methodist Church, and Ewha alumnae in North America and their family members with the aim to financially support the school, promoting various activities that encourage cooperation between North America-based organizations and Ewha alumnae, while also providing active sponsorships for improving the school’s educational environment and facilities and scholarships over the last 50 years. The IFEWU originally planned to host a commemorative service and dinner event to celebrate its 50th anniversary in April last year, but the offline event was canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, an online commemorative event was held in April this year. The event, conducted as a gratitude worship service, started with an opening prayer by former President of IFEWU Bishop Ann Sherer-Simpson and welcoming remarks by President of IFEWU Marc Mullinax, followed by congratulatory remarks by President of Ewha Kim Eun-mee and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a keynote speech by former President of IFEWU Bishop Sharon Rader. Image Caption: President Kim Eun-mee and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivering congratulatory remarks President Kim Eun-mee remarked, “On behalf of all members of the Ewha community, I would like to express our deepest gratitude for your prayers, love, and encouragement that contributed towards establishing today’s Ewha.” Former Secretary Hillary Clinton, who has been continuing her relationship with Ewha as a Distinguished Honorary Ewha Fellow since her last visit in 2009, also celebrated the event, remarking “I would like to congratulate the IFEWU’s 50th anniversary and I believe that the foundation will play an even greater role for women’s education worldwide.” Meanwhile, in a keynote speech titled Remember, former President Bishop Sharon Rader emphasized, “We gather today not only to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the IFEWU but also to remember those who fought for women’s education, the crises they endured, and the accomplishments achieved by the IFEWU.” She also added that, “I hope we all remember the history of Ewha in growing from a women-only school to a world-leading women’s university and that of the IFEWU in sparing no efforts and dedication in the process of Ewha’s development.” The speeches and remarks were followed by the screening of celebratory and commemorative video clips for the IFEWU’s 50th anniversary and the introduction of the 50th Anniversary Hope Fund and Online Book to promote activities performed by the IFEWU and encourage the participation of a broader following. Among them, the Hope Fund is a newly launched scholarship program that supports foreign students from developing countries to study at Ewha. The IFEWU has been supporting the academic achievement of all enrolled students at Ewha through various scholarship programs and plans to expand its support by sponsoring women’s education worldwide with the new Hope Fund. The event, held as a webinar through Zoom and live-streamed on YouTube, was attended by about 200 participants including former and current board members, donors, alumnae, and scholarship recipients. Congratulatory messages are also continuing to be posted in the Online Book. The entire event can be viewed at the IFEWU YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/S3QG4Xdswjs).