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About Ewha

University Symbol

It was 1930 when the emblem of Ewha was first established.

While the president Appenzeller went to the United States for the funding of the construction of Shinchon campus, the substitute president, VanFleet collected the opinions of the teachers and designed it.

It is made of pure silver. The overall shape of emblem itself is made of two layers of circles inside five pedals of pear blossom.

A cross is placed at the upper side of the space between the two circles and a Taegeuk mark is at the lower side of the space between the two circles. Circle, which has no starting and ending point, stands for the revelation of God and the cross represents Christianity which is the founding spirit and the ultimate goal of Ewha. Taegeuk is the symbol of Asian philosophy about creation of nature and the symbol of Korea at the same time.

Two numbers are inscribed in the emblem each of which represents the year of establishment and the year of Ewha's accreditation as a university from the government.

Namdaemun, the South Gate of former Seoul, represents the people of Korea and the three words Jin, Sun, Mi represents the spirit of Ewha which is training knowledge and wisdom based on the truth. The open gate of Namdaemun and a narrow path right under it shows how difficult it is to reach those truth, goodness, and beauty. Ewha and the overall image of Ewha's emblem is the symbol of the integrity and modesty of elegant students who train themselves toward knowledge and goodness.