A new symbolic landmark of UNIST has finally been unveiled to the public on May 25, 2018. Special ceremonies were also held to mark the completion of the new landmark, which now stands in the center of the lower traffic circle of UNIST.
The newly-established landmark has interactive LED panels, installed on the top surface and bottom of the sculpture. UNIST plans on using the upper LED modules to express the school’s vision, University Identity (UI), and highlight breakthrough innovation conducted at UNIST via media arts. The lower media ring will display latest news and upcoming events at UNIST.
The new landmark has been established with the funding provided by President Yun-Cheol Hwang of BNK Kyungnam Bank. This has been created under the plan of establishing a symbolic landmark that represents the campus that not only serves as a national ‘Think Tank’, but also a regional research hub. The construction began in January and it took about four months to build.
The design of the landmark has been proposed by Professor Yunwoo Jeong in the School of Design and Human Engineering at UNIST.
The key theme of this massive 20-meter high and 16-meter wide stainless steel sculpture is “Face the Future”. The theme encompasses UNIST’s vision to contribute to the prosperity of humankind, as well as the light that illuminates the world with scientific and technological advances.
“This landmark is the first thing people will encounter when visiting UNIST,” says President Mooyoung Jung of UNIST. “We hope it will not only serve as a public landmark that smarten up the city, but also a community media center that contribute to the delivery of school’s vision and important messages.”
The event consisted of the construction progress report on UNIST Symbolic Landmark, greetings and special remarks, unveiling of the landmark, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The ceremony has been attended by President Mooyoung Jung of UNIST, Vice President Jae Sung Lee of UNIST, Auditor Seung-eok Lee of UNIST, Professor Hak-Sun Kim (Dean of General Administration, UNIST), Professor Yunwoo Jeong of UNIST, Gang-bok Lee of UNIST Facilities Team, President Yun-Cheol Hwang of BNK Kyungnam Bank, Director Gab-Su Kim of BNK Ulsan Branch, Sales Manager Hae-Gu Lee of BNK Ulsan Branch, Manager Jin Hee Lee of BNK Ulsan Branch, as well as five Ulju residents, including Hong-Ki Kim (Head of Ulju County).