Ewha University Museum Holds Special Exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS Ewha University Museum (Director Jang Nam-won) is holding a special exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS, at the museum’s Special Exhibition Hall (second floor) from September 1 (Wed) to November 30 (Tue). This exhibition was planned with the support of the 2021 University Museum Promotion Support Project organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised by the Korean Association of University Museums. The special exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS, introduces a variety of plants entrenched as metaphors and symbols that reflect numerous perspectives on reason in the literary, philosophical and aesthetic senses, while benefitting human life based on their ecological traits and beauty, under five sub-themes. The exhibition displays 250 pieces in total, comprised of works by modern artists and the museum’s collections, offering contemporary interpretations on plants through works by modern artists and traditional points of view on plants through artworks from the Joseon era. The five sub-themes of this special exhibition are “Plant, Projection of Concept,” “Plant Ornaments and Designs,” “Good Omens and Aspiration,” “Modern Arts and Plants” and “Plant Archive.” The exhibition specifically invited modern artists whose works are themed on plants as well as ornaments, handicrafts and traditional paintings of Joseon-era literati that introduce our ancestors’ thoughts on plants. Director Jang remarked, “I expect this special exhibition will provide an opportunity to admire a diverse aspect of plants, as well as various beautiful works of art, that console and befriend us at a time when our minds and bodies are exhausted due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic,” adding “The museum will remain faithful to its role as a cultural platform by providing local residents and teenagers with opportunities for cultural experience and education through multiple programs connecting cultural resources.” Admission to the exhibition is available free of charge, but due to social distancing measures imposed by the government, only groups of five or fewer are allowed to enter at a time. The museum is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am until 5 pm, and closed on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.
Future and AI Invented by Ewha With Ewha’s declaration of the Ewha Vision 2030+ development plan under the aim to become a university with the highest standard of competitiveness on the path toward becoming a “Creative and Innovative Platform Leading to a Sustainable Society,” the school’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) education and research projects are picking up the pace under the goal of creative research and education innovation. President Kim Eun Mee expressed her resolution for Ewha to spearhead the AI sector at an event for Ewha members ahead of the new semester. She also emphasized, “Ewha must take the lead in improving women’s access to the AI field and developing AI algorithms with gender sensitivity by strengthening AI capabilities, which is considered to be one of the most important areas in the era of the Fourth Industrial Resolution,” and unveiled her intent to expedite AI research and education, stating “Ewha is a well-rounded university across all academic fields, which means it is able to benefit humanity through AI technology by utilizing its strengths such as engineering capabilities centered on the development of core AI technology as well as in-depth convergent research on matters related to social issues, norms, regulations, and accountabilities caused by the rise of AI.” Newly established this year, the Artificial Intelligence major of the Division of AI Convergence will recruit new students from the 2022 academic year onward. Ewha is planning to establish undergraduate college courses related to AI and drive changes toward creating a hyper-intelligent and hyper-connected society. The Artificial Intelligence major is expected to contribute to addressing the high-quality labor shortage that is currently facing industries through interdepartmental and interdisciplinary convergent research. Ewha aims to nurture extraordinarily talented women in key fields that will lead the future society through its Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Track and the Department of Computational Medicine launched at its graduate school last year to reinforce core competencies in areas such as big data and AI, along with the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence major. Ewha is also playing a prominent part in AI-related key projects. Ewha’s Graduate School of Education and the Center for Future Education Research were exclusively selected to operate the Research Center for AI Convergence Education for another year, proving Ewha’s extraordinary competence in guiding AI education. The Ministry of Education initiated the Open Recruitment Program for the AI Convergent Education and Research Supporting Center in 2020 to lay a foundation for AI convergent education and appointed Ewha as its exclusive operating institution. The AI Convergent Education and Research Supporting Center provides AI convergent education degree programs with the participation of 1,000 teachers selected from 41 graduate schools of education across the country, while offering relevant policy support for 17 metropolitan and provincial offices of education and conducting research to accelerate AI convergent education at elementary, middle, and high schools. In recognition of the successful implementation of the program during its first year, the AI Convergent Education and Research Supporting Center was rated “excellent” in the performance evaluation performed by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education and chosen as the sole AI convergent education and research supporting center for its second year of implementation. Computer Science & Engineering of ELTEC College of Engineering (Principal Investigator: Professor Min Dong-bo) will participate as a joint research institution for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Hub Project and carry out research titled “Self-evolving AI Based on Various Hardware (Robots/Drones)” with the financial support of 2.7 billion KRW in total for the next five years (July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2025). The AI Innovation Hub Project is a program designed to integrate AI research capabilities accumulated by local universities, companies and research centers, and establish a national research framework equipped with global competitiveness by creating an open AI research environment. Ewha is assigned to Research Group 2 along with Seoul National University, Kyung Hee University, Sungkyunkwan University, UNIST and Chonnam National University, and is conducting research on the theme of “Self-evolving AI Based on Various Hardware (Robots/Drones).” The project involves a number of Computer Science and Engineering faculty members at Ewha and aims to develop AI that is capable of self-improvement through various hardware-related optimizations. The Computer Science and Engineering major is carrying out research on the theme of “AI in Action (AiA): Autonomous Behavior Planning AI” upon being chosen for the 2021 Basic Research Laboratory project supported by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Research Foundation of Korea in June this year. With its recent selection as a joint research institution for the AI Innovation Hub Project, the department is expected to take the lead in computer science and engineering-based AI research. With the rising profile of various projects and achievements to pioneer the AI field, Ewha is also actively promoting programs to achieve the five goals of Ewha Vision 2030+ from the upcoming semester onward, such as the Frontier 10–10 Project that aims to help Ewha grow as a research-oriented university, the launch of R&D Planning Headquarters, the development of new Ewha education model and the establishment of special graduate schools for high-tech fields.
2021 Ewha International Summer College Session II Held Online 2021 Ewha International Summer College Session II, organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA), has successfully concluded its three-week program. Every summer, the OIA launches a summer college program through which students from around the world learn about and experience Korea. 2021 Ewha International Summer College Session, which took place from August 9 (Mon) to 27 (Fri), consisted of “Intro to Korea” programs including Korean language classes, special lectures on Korean Studies and Korean culture experiences. This year’s session, which took place entirely online, was attended by international students from Japan, the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, etc. In particular, as Ewha began operating the short-term Korea-Japan Joint Higher Education Student Exchange Program hosted by the National Institute for International Education for undergraduates this year, a myriad of Japanese students participated in the program, leading the OIA to dedicate greater effort into planning and preparing programs for Japanese students by offering a special lecture delivered in Japanese and a scholarship recipient mentoring session. Numerous classes were provided in English and Japanese for attendees, such as “Korean Economy,” “Understanding Korean Culture through Korean Language,” “Gender Equality in Korea: Key Issues and Challenges,” “Korean Music and Korean Instrument,” “The Birth of K-Pop: a Brief History of Korean Pop Music,” “The Delicacy of Korean Cuisine,” “Similar But Different Language Cultures of Japan and Korea” and “Daily Life in Korea,” along with the Korean language course. In addition, the program featured the return of “K-Pop Dance,” a cultural experience activity praised by the Summer College Session I program attendees. The OIA provided two sessions by inviting a choreography specialist with experience working for the SM and YG entertainment companies, and students learned and experienced Korean culture by practicing the choreography of leading K-Pop groups in the Korean Wave, such as BTS, BLACKPINK, and Aespa. At the closing ceremony hosted on the YouTube channel on August 28 (Fri), Vice President Lee Hai-young of the OIA remarked “The program may be closing for now, but I hope that you will remember the pleasant time you spend at Ewha International Summer College as a member of Ewha for a long time” and encouraged students by saying, “I hope to see you again at the Ewha campus someday and that you’ll take an interest in the winter program that will be held at the end of this year.” Tess Hiemstra from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who participated in this program based on her interests in the Korean language and culture, said “All classes were very helpful and provided a good opportunity to learn about new things and meet new people. I would recommend other students to join Ewha International Summer College as well.”
Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony Held Online Ewha hosted the Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony online on August 27 (Fri) and graduated a total of 2,400 students, conferring a bachelor’s degree for 1,424 students, a master’s degree for 858 students and a doctoral degree for 118 students. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the commencement ceremony for this year was also held online by streaming a pre-recorded video clip through the school’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ewhauniv). Vice President Shin Ha-yoon of the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs presided over this year’s ceremony, which took place in the order of a scripture reading and prayer by Rev. Ahn Sun-hee (University Chaplain), a report on academic affairs by the Vice President for the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, a speech by the President, congratulatory remarks by Professor Emeritus Chang Pil-wha, benediction, and a recital of the school anthem. Through her remarks, President Kim Eun Mee proposed the new school vision of “A Creative and Innovative Platform Leading to a Sustainable Society” and pledged that “Ewha will boldly stand against the various challenges imposed by this new era and continue to grow further by turning crises into opportunities as we did in the past.” She blessed the new graduates on the beginning of a new chapter in their lives, adding “Ewha will always be praying and waiting for you here.” The remarks were followed by a congratulatory address by Professor Emeritus Chang Pil-wha, who has dedicated her life as a first-generation women’s studies scholar for 37 years since her appointment as the first professor at the Department of Women’s Studies, which was established at Ewha in 1984 as the first of its kind in Asian universities. Professor Emeritus Chang extended her congratulations to the graduates who were set to bid farewell to the Ewha campus in order to venture out into the wider world, remarking “Failing to achieve a certain goal doesn’t mean that you’ve failed in life. It simply means that a new opportunity has opened for you to walk down a different path.” She also encouraged the graduates, commenting “As long as you have the resilience to recover from failure, you will always be able to take on new challenges and walk toward creating the ideal world of your aspirations.” Meanwhile, this year’s graduating class includes Jeon Jeong-ja (Human Movement Studies) who was readmitted to the school after the abolition of the ban on student marriage. Jeon, who was the oldest graduate this year, completed her courses after re-entering the school in March 2019 to continue her study, which was suspended when she became married as a sophomore. The youngest graduate was Kweon Na-gyeong, who completed all courses of the Elementary Education major within three and a half years and graduated early at the age of 21. In addition, six EGPP (Ewha Global Partnership Program) scholarship recipients from Vietnam, China and Thailand also received their diplomas. The EGPP is Ewha’s female talent-nurturing program that provides full tuition and living expenses to female students selected from developing countries. EGPP graduates are expected to demonstrate the educational capabilities that they accumulated at Ewha in Korea or after returning to their home country based on their academic excellence.
Ewha Selected as Specialized Graduate School for Integrated Environmental Management Ewha Womans University Department of Environmental Science and Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science were selected as specialized graduate schools for integrated environmental management (IEM) supported by the Ministry of Environment (ME) and the Korea Environment Corporation (K-eco). Accordingly, Ewha will receive education and training expenses and research funds required for fostering professional IEM personnel and conducting basic research projects for the next five years, amounting to 320 million KRW each year (a total of 1.6 billion KRW). The integrated environmental management system (IEMS) refers to an integrated permit system, which incorporates existing separate permit systems for each environmental media for business sites including air, water quality, soil and waste into a single system. The IEMS is an environmental management framework aimed at minimizing and optimizing pollutant emissions by setting customized standards for each business site. As the IEMS was implemented in earnest in 2017, K-eco operates the “support project for specialized IEM graduate schools” to secure high-quality workers with on-site, practical experience through basic research based on university-industry-research collaboration and hands-on field training. With this selection, Ewha will begin to operate the specialized graduate school from this September and plans to foster field-specific professional personnel with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the IEM field. In order to train professional IEM personnel, the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, which specializes in environmental management, operates a convergence curriculum with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. In addition, by carrying out basic research and university-industry joint research related to IEM through graduate school-industry collaborative lectures and on-site job training, the school aims to drive sustainable development based on its research outcomes. To this end, Ewha signed a business agreement with engineering companies including Korea Engineering Consultants Corporation, Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting Co., Ltd. and Seil Engineering Co., Ltd. for fostering IEM professional personnel on June 28 (Mon). As the principal investigator, Professor Choi Jung-hyun remarked, “As corporations across the world are beginning to pay attention to ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) management, we are deeply pleased to be selected for a project that may contribute to advancing environmental management in companies,” and added, “We hope that master’s and doctoral candidates and undergraduate students alike will take significant interest and participate in the so-called “Exprimé (Ewha eXcellence PRogram for Integrated Management of the Environment),” a project with the purpose of fostering field-oriented professional IEM personnel through convergence programs. Talented individuals who complete the curriculum of the specialized graduate school for IEM will become field-oriented integrated environmental personnel who will go out into the field at integrated management businesses and permit agencies. The launch of this specialized graduate school is expected to contribute to the active response to climate change including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and job creation for young people in the environmental sector.
2021 Ewha International Summer College Session I Held Online The Office of International Affairs (OIA) successfully hosted the “2021 Ewha International Summer College Session I” over a period of four weeks from June 28 (Mon) to July 23 (Fri). Ewha launched a summer college program for the first time in Korea in 1971, which introduced Korea to young people across the world, and has since provided a range of programs to reinforce Ewhaians’ global capacity. The OIA is continuing to take on new challenges by opening the international winter college for the first time in 2020, followed by holding the international summer college online this year. Ms. Maike Celine Sjollema expressing her feelings about participating in the program with students in International Summer College Session I “Korean Cinema” Vice President Lee Hai-young of the OIA delivered a welcome speech at the orientation streamed on YouTube on June 28 (Mon), remarking “We deeply appreciate our students’ willingness and courage to experience a new world by taking part in the Ewha International Summer College, even at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily routines and brought about many changes,” and stressed, “Even though students cannot gather together in person for classes, Ewha will do its best to help them achieve academic enrichment by providing high-quality classes.” “Ewha International Summer College Session I” consisted of substantive programs such as “Korean Cinema,” “Gender Relations in Korea,” “North Korea: History, Politics and Society,” and “Korean Language Level 1/2.” In addition, “K-Pop Dance Session” was livestreamed on July 16 (Fri) as part of cultural experience activities through which the OIA sought to provide students with various experiences. Taking place over four weeks entirely through Zoom, the event was attended by students from ten countries including the U.S., the Netherlands, Japan, the U.K., New Zealand and Chile, who showed a high level of satisfaction. In particular, the event drew attention by presenting programs, such as “K-Pop Dance Session,” that were geared towards students’ personal interests, and garnered a favorable reception for conducting small-scale classes where students could actively participate in discussions. The Ewha International Summer College is Korea’s first summer college program and boasts 50 years of history and tradition. It is made up of “Session I” that takes place over four weeks from late June to late July, and “Session II” that takes place over three weeks in August. The OIA plans to diversify its international programs, including the international summer college, and take the lead in training talented individuals worldwide by expanding cooperation with prestigious universities overseas.
Ewha Selected for the Largest Number of Top K-MOOC Courses among Domestic Universities Seven lectures provided by Ewha were selected as the top-rated courses in the annual evaluation of the Korean Massive Open Online Course (K-MOOC). Following its selection for the largest number of Blue Ribbon courses (eight), referring to high-quality courses of the year, Ewha was also selected for the largest number of top-rated courses (seven) among domestic universities, thereby demonstrating the school’s outstanding educational capacity. K-MOOC is Korea’s online higher education platform, through which anyone can easily access lectures by Korean universities anywhere for free. The National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE) selected 20 top-rated courses as a result of annual evaluation on domestic universities’ K-MOOC courses for which the three-year financial support for operating expenses has ended. Seven courses of them were from Ewha, marking the largest number of selections among domestic universities. The seven selected top-rated courses are as follows: “Modern Physics and the Revolution of Human Thought” by Professor Kim Chan-ju (Physics), “History of Architecture, Society and Culture” by Professor Yim Seock-jae (Architecture), “Human Behavior and Social Structure” by Professor Hahm In-hee (Sociology), “The Complete Animation Course” by Professor Choi Yoo-mi (Design), “Music and Science/Technology” by Professor Yeo Woon-seung (Content Convergence), “Why We Get Sick – The Ecology and Evolution of Diseases” by Professor Choe Jae-chun (Life Science), and “Children’s Outstanding Language Learning Abilities – Approach from Bilinguals” by Professor Yim Dong-sun (Communication Disorders). Meanwhile, courses by Professor Kim Chan-ju, Yim Seock-jae, Choi Yoo-mi and Yim Dong-sun were also selected as Blue Ribbon courses along with the top-rated courses, proving their excellence again. In addition, another lectures were listed on Blue Ribbon courses such as “Reading Culture through Etymology” by Professor Jang Han-up (French Language & Literature), “Understanding and Utilization by Photography” by Professor Lee Pil-doo (Communication & Media), “Biomedical Technologies and Law” by Professor Lee Won-bok (Law), and “Behavior of Animals” by Professor Jang Yi-kweon (Life Science). Ewha’s Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) first launched four K-MOOC courses in 2015 and has developed a total of 21 courses as of the first semester of 2021, demonstrating the proven excellence of Ewha’s educational content by being selected as high-quality courses every year since the initial stage of Ewha’s participation in the K-MOOC project. In addition, with the appointment of the school as the phase-two MOOC leading university in 2020, Ewha plans to develop and operate additional high-quality K-MOOC courses that consist of five courses (three standalone courses and two specialized courses) in 2021 and four courses (two standalone courses and two specialized courses) in 2022.
Successful Hosting of the “2021 Ewha-Luce International Seminar” for Fostering Next-Generation Women Leaders in Natural Sciences and Engineering The 2021 Ewha-Luce International Seminar was jointly hosted by Ewha and the Henry Luce Foundation of the U.S. for 12 days from June 28 (Mon) to July 14 (Wed). This sixth annual seminar was held with the aim to facilitate career development of and interactions between female graduate students in natural sciences and engineering in Korea and those in the U.S., Asia and Australia, and to foster the next generation of women leaders in sciences. The event was carried out in a non-contact online format via Zoom to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The event consisted of lectures, discussions, presentations and workshops that took place through online real-time access between 33 female graduate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in Korea and overseas countries including the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong, Brunei, Japan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, alongside 25 instructors teaching in Korea, the U.S., India, Australia, etc. On June 30 (Wed), the “Opening Special Talk with Two Presidents” event was co-hosted by Ewha President Kim Eun Mee and Mariko Silver, President and CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation; on July 1 (Thu), a keynote speech titled “Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Technology and Environment” was delivered by Professor Londa Schiebinger at Stanford University in the U.S.; and on July 12 (Mon) and 13 (Tue), special lectures titled “Science for Sustainable Development” and “Science in the Digital Age” were given by chief researcher Shirin Malekpour at the Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) of Monash University in Australia and President Ahn Hye-yeon at the Korea Foundation for Women In Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET), respectively. Moreover, in the “Science Talk Concert” event held over four days from July 8 (Mon) to 13 (Tue), a total of 33 participants planned, prepared and gave presentations independently under the four themes of “Women’s Leadership in Science,” “Science and Gender,” “Science for Sustainable Development,” and “Science in the Digital Age.” Through the event, they had the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership and the ability to persuasively convey their research subjects in front of an audience and to develop their capacity as scientists who actively communicate with the public. The successful hosting of the 2021 Ewha-Luce International Seminar is expected to create the necessary momentum to actively promote international seminars, exchanges and cooperative projects that utilize online platforms.
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.