Yonsei: Toward Truth and Freedom
Yonsei University was founded in 1885 by pioneers who recognized the value of education that transcends racial and national borders amidst the turmoil of modern Korean history. It was the dawn of a pure passion for saving humanity and nurturing future leaders with the Christian spirit. Over the past 135 years, Yonsei University has educated 350,000 leaders who embody and manifest the values of truth and freedom.
Even in the process of encountering twenty-first-century technology armed with artificial intelligence and the unprecedented crisis of infectious disease, the Yonsei mission continues to set humanity free with the advancement of truth. Yonsei University will strive forward in truth and freedom amid community solidarity, and its efforts will contribute to the peace and prosperity of Korean society and humankind.
In our current situation, where the conditions of continuous population expansion and high economic growth that have led Korean society for the past 70 years no longer remain, the Yonsei community will respond decisively with creativity and initiate changes with innovation. Yonsei University’s role in higher education will ultimately strengthen the founding spirit of coexistence with all humanity and commitment to our community.
Advancing toward the 150th anniversary of its establishment in the year 2035, Yonsei University hereby proclaims VISION-YONSEI 150 to nurture “innovative leaders with a community spirit.” The new Yonsei vision will realize the core values of Excellence, Innovation, and Engagement.
Yonsei University will strive to produce trailblazing research and knowledge that can solve challenges facing the planet and humankind, renewing itself as a place of learning that leads the world.
Yonsei University will shift the paradigm of university education in the era of blurred boundaries and hyperconnectivity, creating global impact through convergence and industry-academic cooperation.
Yonsei University will pursue social inclusion and sustainable coexistence in the spirit of Christianity to play a pioneering role in advancing Korean society and the world.
May 9, 2020