Introduction of Research Institute

Greetings from the Director

We will do our best to become an institute that advocates the humanities of our university.
Director of Sookmyung Research Institute of Humanities

In Chan Park

It’s finally here! I would like to thank liberal arts college and the English language and literature department, as well as many professors, and the Prime project team that was in charge of the financial support for this institute to finally open the Sookmyung Research Institute of Humanities. We will do our best to become an institute that advocates the humanities of our university to repay your support.

The Sookmyung Research Institute of Humanities, which is finally taking its first step, aims at becoming a hub for a new research paradigm that will lead research on humanities in Korea. Humanities is fundamentally a discipline that explores people within the world. As the world that humans live in changes, the method for understanding humans and explaining humans is also changing. Furthermore, the 21st century has become so pluralized that it is barely comparable to the past, and the method for creating and exchanging knowledge is also becoming more and more complex. That is why humanities need the dynamics to actively respond to changes.

Based on such a perception of reality, Sookmyung Research Institute of Humanities intends to become a research platform that exercises the following goals. One, we pursue humanities as a comprehensive academic discipline that combines and traverses multiple areas rather than being a fragmented academic discipline. Two, we will create a place for academic communication and discourse, which has been disappearing in college communities. Three, we advocate convergence in humanities that can closely interact with natural science and science technology cultures. Four, we hope to contribute to the community through the spirit of humanities and by spreading knowledge.

Fortunately, with your support, we were able to win bids for various research projects through the humanities cit support project. In 2020, we made the great accomplishment of being selected for the Humanities Korea Plus support project after our third attempt. We will do our best to gain internal stability in humanities and contribute to society, thereby creating the opportunity to expand our denotation. In particular, we will strive to become an institute that is not restricted by majors or tracks, but as one in which the world blends in and that embraces the entire globe. We ask for your continued support and interest. Thank you.