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Samsung chief's daughter to attend Colorado College in fall

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and his daughter Won-ju enter the Chungdong First Methodist Church in Jung-gu, Seoul, where the wedding of Chung Jin-hee, the eldest daughter of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun, Monday. / Yonhap
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and his daughter Won-ju enter the Chungdong First Methodist Church in Jung-gu, Seoul, where the wedding of Chung Jin-hee, the eldest daughter of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun, Monday. / Yonhap

By Kim Hyun-bin

Lee Won-ju, the daughter of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, is scheduled to attend Colorado College in the U.S. for the fall semester, according to local reports, Thursday.

Colorado College is a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, which was established in 1874 as one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

A liberal arts college or liberal arts institution of higher education is a university that focuses on undergraduate courses such as the humanities and pure sciences, also called fundamental science, rather than education for employment or the acquisition of specific skills.

Colorado College was ranked 3rd and 7th in the Most Innovative Schools and Undergraduate Education categories last year in the U.S. News & World Report's national university rankings. James Heckman, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2000, and Ken Salasar, who served as Secretary of the Interior during the Barack Obama administration previously attended the college.

Lee will go through core classes for her freshman and second year and then choose a specific major in her third year. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduates and offers 42 major areas of study and 33 minor subjects.

The business world is also paying attention to the fact that Ms. Lee's career path resembles her father's. Vice Chairman Lee received a recommendation to pursue a major in the humanities from his grandfather, the late Lee Byung-chull, founder of Samsung Group.

Vice Chairman Lee entered the Department of Oriental History at Seoul National University. Later, he received a master's degree in business administration from Keio University in Japan and a doctoral degree in business administration from Harvard University in the U.S.


Kim Hyun-bin hyunbin@koreatimes.co.kr


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