Seoul, Korea (south)
University description (as per official university website)
The Founding Ideals
‘Truth' expresses Kyonggi University’ commitment to explore and search for knowledge,
which is essential in leading faculty and students to live a life of integrity.
'Sincerity' expresses the will of each member of the Kyonggi University community to honor promises made to each other and
to the society at large, both individually and collectively.
'Love' is seen as a force which leads each one of us at Kyonggi University to best care for
neighbors, members of the local community, our country the world, and ourselves based upon the fundamentals of filial piety.
1. Fundamental education needed for humanism and the study of various majors.
2. Education needed to train professionals by equipping them with knowledge of various majors and technology.
3. Open education needed for accommodating a variety of cultures and academic backgrounds.
4. Future-oriented education for achieving the ideals of globalization and national creativity.
An Outline of Kyonggi University
Kyonggi University (KGU) was established in 1947 in the form of the Choyang Kindergarten Teacher School. The founder of KGU, Dr. Sang-kyo Son, established the Kyonggi Institute in 1957 and then Kyonggi College on March 1, 1964 in Seoul. The Suwon Campus opened in 1979, and Kyonggi College was upgraded to Kyonggi University on October 5, 1984.
KGU now includes 10 c0lleges: Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Tourism Sciences, International Studies, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Physical Education. KGU also provides comprehensive graduate school programs - 69 master's programs and 48 doctoral programs. Various graduate school programs that KGU offers include Service Business
Administration, Tourism and Hospitality, Public Administration, Education, Industrial Technology and Information, Architecture, Art and Design, Social Welfare, International and Cultural Studies, Alternative Medicine, and Sports Science. KGU has 12 affiliated institutions, such as the Center for Continuing Education, and 11 research centers which have made a huge contribution to the development of the community in which KGU is located.
In order to provide international learning opportunities for both professors and students, KGU has gone into partnership with approximately 50 foreign universities, including George Washington University, Long Island University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University in the United States, Far Eastern State University in Russia, University of International Business and Economics, Tsinghua University in China, and Osaka Sangyo University, Kokugakuin University in Japan. About 80,000 graduates of KGU have played a significant role in every field of our country.
Foster an environment in which students can develop into creative individuals with the spirit of Korea.
The University is endeavoring to become one of the top 10 private universities in Korea.
The University focuses on future-oriented learning, obtaining quality faculty, motivating faculty and student to do research, making its administration
transparent, having a good relationship with the local community, and maintaining a competitive graduate school.
The University tries to be as problem-free as it should be; it tries to help students be fully prepared for the job market; and it tries to put the spirit of
Korea in its right place.
Creating a quality learning environment
The University tries to make its campuses good places to study by making quality information service systems and providing high-tech laboratories.