Newly admitted undergraduates and returning students are ready to kick off one of UNIST’s biggest events of the year, the 2023 UNIST Matriculation Ceremony.
In the afternoon of February 17, inside the UNIST Gymnasium at was charged with energy and hope, as members of the Class of 2027 officially began their undergraduate journey at the annual matriculation ceremony.
The ceremony was held in the order of celebratory performance, academic procession, report on academic statistics, the oath of freshmen, awarding of scholarship certificates, welcome remarks by the distinguished guests, and school anthem. This was also followed by welcome remarks by UNIST President Yong Hoon Lee and messages to the incoming freshmen class.
A total of 443 new students (413 students in Science & Engineering and 30 students in Business Administration) were officially welcomed to UNIST in the presence of their family and professors who held witness to this important milestone. This year’s incoming freshmen came through a competition of 54.1 to 1 in regular admission and a competition of 14.44 to 1 in early admission.
The Oath of Freshmen was delivered by student representatives, WonYoung Hong and JunHyuk Park on behalf of the newly-admitted students of UNIST.
“UNIST envisions a new leap forward to become a world-class research university, both in name and reality, by entering the top 100 of the world ranking,” said President Lee. “Your personal growth and development are the key to the success of UNIST.” He added, “We, thus, urge everyone to be part of this endeavor and work collaboratively toward shared goals. If we all work together, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.”
Under the slogan of “Learning by Doing!,” UNIST has been attracting and retaining top talents and supporting them to actively participate in the advanced research projects. Various educational programs are also being offered to help its students grow into a great man of intellect who challenges the world stage through AICP, UIRP, and B.T.S (Brain to Society) projects. Besides, through the ‘One-day Lecture Series,’ students can also gain firsthand experience, up-to-the-minute trends in science and technology, faster than anyone else.
Meanwhile, there has been a great improvement on campus amenities. Student dormitories have been fully renovated and UNIST Clinic & Pharmacy were also officially launched. A book café around the Gamak Pond is another beautiful addition to UNIST campus. Various efforts have also been made to improve the quality of dining services on campus, such as providing healthy and affordable meals. In addition to this, UNIST operates the ‘Youth Bus‘ service for its students to experience nearby attractions over the weekends, so that they can have a break from their studies and return refreshed.