Ladies and gentleman
Thank you for attending the opening ceremony of Gachon Global Center today.
I believe Hawaii is the most beautiful paradise in the world.
Many people from all around the world come here to share love, peace, and freedom.
In this sense, I am very happy that our Gachon students from Korea will have the great chance here in Hawaii.
This experience will help our students grow into individuals who will greatly contribute to world peace and development.
Korea and Hawaii have a long and deep history.
Our ancestors immigrated to Hawaii more than hundred years ago.
I believe the Gachon Global Center is opening today based on this close bond, between Korea and Hawaii.
Gachon University is a leading and fast growing university in Korea.
It has 74 departments including the school of medicine, pharmacy and oriental medicine. We have university hospital with 1600 beds.
We also have 3 world class research centers in bio-medical field.
I hope to have stronger ties with universities in Hawaii in various academic fields for the advancement of each school.
I have dreamt of our students studying abroad in a wonderful environment to become global leaders that contribute to human development.
Today!!! My dream has come true!!
I am very very happy that Gachon is the first Korean school to open up an overseas' center.
It would not have been possible without the assistance of many people.
I'd like to take this opportunity to express, my special thanks to all of you.
Lastly, there is a favor, I would like to ask you.
From now on, hundreds of our students will be here in Hawaii each year.
If they happen to make mistakes, I humbly ask you to understand and give them good advice so that they learn and grow.
I kindly ask for your continued support. I wish you and your family happiness. I also wish for the prosperity of Hawaii.
Thank you very much.