A banner was hung at Myeongjin hall to celebrate the selection of Seoul campus town project.
/Photography by Choi Yu-ri
Dongguk University and Jung-gu, Seoul, have been selected for the “Campus Town Comprehensive” project in Seoul and will receive up to 9.5 billion won in support over four years. The project is planning to create a campus town in collaboration with universities and autonomous districts, which aims to promote youth start-ups and revitalize the local economy. Under the slogan “Hi! Dongguk, Hello! Jung-gu, DJ VISUAL Campus Town,” the Dongguk University-Jung-gu consortium plans to revitalize Jung-gu by converging new digital technologies into the underdeveloped urban manufacturing industry.
To this end, the Dongguk University-Jung-gu Consortium promotes start-ups through the “HAI Start-up” program and revitalizes the local economy through the “HELLO Together” program. Dongguk University plans to foster competitive young entrepreneurs by supporting start-ups in new digital technology convergence, cultural contents, and social fields, which are specialized in universities. Also, the Jung-gu Office is planning to revive the local economy by promoting Jung-gu’s financial linkage projects such as the Jung-gu Urban Industry Fair, the operation of the innovative start-up platform Eulji Unique Factory, and fostering village companies. Dongguk University will create six floors of the Chungmuro Video Center’s main building as a base center to promote start-up companies and external companies, and start-up development programs to revitalize youth start-ups. In particular, the “Dongguk Metaverse Studio” will be installed within the base center to actively support entrepreneurs in the field of new digital technologies, culture and arts. Dongguk University’s start-up infrastructures, including start-up centers, start-up club development spaces, start-up curriculum/non-curriculum education facilities, public equipment centers, non-face-to-face video conferencing rooms, and smart workrooms, are expected to create synergy with campus town creation projects. The Jung-gu Office will set up spaces in Bangsan Market and Namdaemun Market to promote regional win-win programs such as education for local residents and support for local creator activities, marketing support for local companies, and operation of Jung-gu Run projects. In addition, there is a plan to create a space that symbolizes win-win cooperation between Dongguk University and Jung-gu. To this end, young entrepreneurs along with local residents will be able to use it freely.
Dongguk University hopes this project produce results that help young college entrepreneurs and Jung-gu residents, and looks forward to contributing to the creation of youth jobs and revitalization of the local economy by creating a campus town that leads start-ups in the city.
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