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    Academic Exchange with Waseda Students

    Academic Exchange with Waseda Students Group of students from Waseda University, Japan led by Professor Shin’ichi Hirota visited Sungkyunkwan University Seoul Campus on September 12, 2012. These students are from the School of Commerce majoring in financial management. As part of seminar course, the students prepared security analysis report to present in front of SKKU students and professor. 30 students from HI-Club and other student organizations came to join the meeting at International Hall. Following the introduction to both universities, Waseda students presented their report. SKKU students shared their ideas and asked questions in return. Also, Prof. Jongbom Chay from SKKU Business School joined the seminar to give comments about the presentations. Prof. Hirota said “It is an invaluable experience for our students to be able to interact with Korean students and also get feedback from professor Chay.” After the seminar, the students had opportunity to visit the Old Sungkyunkwan Campus to better understand the history and tradition of Korean higher education.

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    박물관 유리원판 복원완료 특별전

    제목 없음 성균관대학교 박물관 유리원판 복원완료 특별전 유리원판에 비친 한국의 문화유산 - 식민지 조선의 고적조사 성균관대학교 박물관은 일제 강점기에 촬영된 1876점의 유리원판 사진을 소장하고 있습니다. 이 사진은 일본인 식민사학자 후지타 료사쿠(藤田亮策, 1892~1960)가 1920년대 중반부터 1940년대까지 촬영된 것을 수집한 것으로, 근현대사의 질곡을 겪으며 파괴되거나 훼손된 우리 문화유산의 원래 모습을 알려주는 주요한 자료입니다. 본 박물관에서는 2005년부터 유리원판 사진의 디지털 복원작업을 시작하였고, 2012년 유리원판 사진 전체의 복원을 완료하였습니다. 이제 그 결과를 공개합니다. 기존의 전시에서 공개되지 않았던 귀중한 사진들을 만날 수 있는 자리가 될 것입니다. 개막식 및 전시 일정은 다음과 같습니다. 전시개막 : 2012년 9월 24일(월) 오전 10시 30분 전시장소 : 성균관대학교 박물관 기획전시실(600주년기념관 지하1층) 02)760-1216~7 전시기간 : 2012년 9월 24일 ~ 2012년 12월 24일(토,일요일, 공휴일은 휴관합니다) 이번 전시에서 처음 공개되는 사진들. 조선총독부 청사 건립을 위해 이전된 광화문의 모습 한국전쟁 동안에 소실된 국보 곡성 관음사 원통전과 금동관음보살상 평안북도 영변에 있는 철옹관(鐵甕館)과 언무루(偃武樓)의 모습 이 밖에도 많은 미공개 사진들을 만나실 수 있습니다.

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    SKKU Fall Graduation Ceremony Held on Aug 24

    SKKU Fall Graduation Ceremony Held on Aug 24 Total 2,245 students receive Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree Graduation Ceremony, Aug 24 (FRI) 11:00, New Millennium Hall, Seoul Campus, SKKU (MunMyoGoYuRye, 10:30, Daeseongjeon) Reenacting 600-year-old traditional graduation ceremony of the Joseon Dynasty 10 former/current CEOs including Wan-geun Lee (Chairman, Shinseong Transport Group) receive Master’s degree in GSCS(Graduate School of Confucian Studies), SKKU Jin-wook Choi(Global Economics, SKKU) gets the first Early Graduation by 7 semesters and take the Master’s degree course in England Trio Friends; Government Scholarship Malaysian students graduate together Fall Semester Graduation Ceremony of SKKU (President, Jun Young Kim) will be held on Aug 24 (FRI) 11:00 at the New Millennium Hall, B2 600th Anniversary Hall, Seoul campus. Total of 2245 main props of Korea (1170 Bachelors, 904 Masters, 171 Doctors) will enter into the society after the graduation ceremony. Before the ceremony, 33 faculties including President Jun Young Kim will participate in the GoYuRye(告由禮), reenacting 600-year-old traditional graduation ceremony of the Joseon Dynasty, from 10:30 to 10:50 at Daeseongjeon, a shrine dedicated to 39 sacred ancient sages including Kung Fu-tzu. Meanwhile, there are many graduating students who are drawing attention at the graduation ceremony. # SKKU, a global leading university, established the Global Economics department in 2009 and tried to nurture outstanding human resources. As a result, Jin-wook Choi (graduate of Busan International High School, class of 2009) will be the first Early Graduate student to finish in 7 semesters. Jin-wook Choi’s GPA is 4.44, graduating from the college of Economics at the head of his class, also receive a bachelor’s degree from University of Birmingham, England (3 semesters in SKKU, 4 semesters in University of Birmingham). He has been accepted to the Master’s degree program at the University of Cambridge and is expected to begin this October. # 10 famous CEOs who brought hot issues in 2010 by admitting GSCS (Graduated School of Confucian Studies), SKKU, including Jeon-Yon-Chrul (former chairman of office of Fair Trade), will receive the Master’s degree together in this ceremony. Even though these CEOs are in their 60s~70s, they had studied enthusiastically during the past 5 semesters showing their strength. Among them, Woo Cheol Kwak (Vice president of Tempis Asset Management) has been accepted to the PhD program. Yun Churl Jeon (former Minister of Planning and Budget), Young Seok Kim (Former Vice president of SK financial department), Wan Geun Lee (Chairman of Shinseong Transport Group), Yong Ro Song (Samsung Corning Precision Materials CEO), No Bin Park (Former President of Sam-Sung-Everland), Joong

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    7 IBS Research Center Directors Appointed

    7 IBS Research Center Directors Appointed IBS Directors to Lead Innovation with Full Autonomy in Research Center Operation Press Release on October 5, 2012 Public Relations Division, MEST Public Relations & Cooperation Team, IBS October 7- The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) and the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) announced 7 IBS Research Center Directors for the second round of directorial appointments. IBS was established in November of last year with the aim to create the platform to become a world leading research institute. Since then, IBS has adopted the “person-centered” appraisal system in which IBS selects qualified directors based on their scientific qualifications and fully supports the

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    Hi-Day TOUR, Cultural Experience Festival for Exchange Students

    Hi-Day TOUR Cultural Experience Festival for Exchange Students On 2012 September 22, the Office of International Affairs (Vice President Dr.Dong-Ok Chah) of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) held the “HI-DAY TOUR” for inbounding visiting/exchange students of SKKU at Yongin Korean Folk Village and SKKU Natural Science Campus. During the Hi-Day Tour where approximately 200 students was present, foreign students had the opportunity to understand Korean Culture by visiting Yongin Korean Folk Village, handcrafting pottery, and walking tightrope, etc. After visiting Yongin Korean Folk Village, participants enjoyed a barbeque party with some events like O/X quiz, performance show with Hi-Club members (affiliated to the Office of International Affairs).

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    Reforms, International Programs Drive Success of Korea’s Oldest School

    Reforms, international programs drive success of Korea’s oldest school Archaic buildings and tranquil gardens greet visitors to Sungkyunkwan University to the side of the entrance. Founded in 1398, it was the place of study and repose for king’s scholars of Joseon Dynasty. Confucianism is still the guiding principle of the longest-running higher education institute in Korea nestled beside a royal court of the medieval dynasty in central Seoul. Surviving over 600 years of checkered history including royal coups, wars, colonial rule and modernization, Sungkyunkwan is still one of the nation’s most respected universities. Yet its prestige lies not in traditional subjects but in global business, cutting-edge technology fields and international exchange programs. Its MBA program and medical school are rated among the most successful in the nation. It runs a highly reputed semiconductor engineering department that has supplied talents to the nation’s key growth industry. The school is also one of the most active promoters of educational globalization. Kim Jun-young, president of Sungkyunkwan University. (Kim Myung-sub/The Korea Herald) "Globalization has been our main priority over the past years,” Kim Jun-young, the president of Sungkyunkwan University, said in an interview with The Korea Herald. Since he was inaugurated in early 2011, Kim has been working hard to extend networks with foreign universities around the world. SKKU is currently in partnerships with over 700 universities in more than 70 countries across the globe, and runs overseas study programs at 105 universities in 23 countries.<span lang="EN-US" style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-

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    SKKU Law School Sign Exchange Agreement with Unisinos Law School

    SKKU Law School Sign Exchange Agreement with Unisinos Law School On October 17, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Law School (Dean Ki-Sik Sonn) signed an exchange agreement with the Law school of Universidade Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisonos University) which is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil to start a mutual partnership for student and scholarship exchange. President Marcelo Aquino and Professor Wilson Engelmann of Unisinos Univeristy, and Ki-Sik Sonn, Dean of SKKU Law School; Dong-Ok Cha, Vice President of SKKU Office of International Affairs; Kwang min Park, Dean of Office of School Affairs; JeaHwang Jung, Dean of Office of Student Affairs; Lee jin ki, head professor of SKKU Law School; Jung Sang Hyun, Dean of SKKU Law School, and Professor Chung Kyu Sang, Professor Jaewon Kim attended this agreement ceremony. Unisinos University is a prestigious university ranked within top six in Brazil’s public and private universities.

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    President of FH-Mainz University of Applied Sciences Visits SKKU

    On October 16, President Gerhard Muth of University of Applied Science, Mainz (FH-Mainz) visited SungKyunKwan Univeirsity (SKKU). President Muth met Jun President Young Kim, SKKU and Dr. Dong-Ok Cha, Vice President of SKKU Office of International Affairs to discuss ways of expanding and managing exchange between two universities which has been on-going since the academic tie made in 2007. They agreed on exchanging through Business Administration and Civil & Environmental Engineering global programs offered at FH-Mainz. Also, two universities made an agreement to expanding exchange in the field of Design.

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    SKKU Leaps to Ranking #211 On THE (Times Higher Education)

    SKKU Leaps to Ranking #211 On THE (Times Higher Education) World University Ranking POSTECH·SNU in 50s Ranking … KU #240 YSU leaps to #183 … Only four domestic universities included in top 200 Evaluation of 5 indexes: Teaching, Research, Citation, Etc According to the recent announcement of World’s Top 400 University 2012 by ‘THE’ (Times Higher Education), a world university ranking agency, 4 Korean universities were included in the top 200: Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) ranked #50, Seoul National University (SNU) ranked #59, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) ranked #68, Yonsei University (YSU) ranked #183. Meanwhile, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) leaped to #211 from last year’s #308, ranking 5th among Korean universities. Korea University (KU) showed little change from last year’s ranking #243 to #240 this year. ■ Overview of Major Korean Universities Ranking and Scores <p

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    SKKU Enters into Top 100s on QS World University Rankings

    SKKU Enters into Top 100s on QS World University Rankings On September 2012, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) which aims to be within the Top 50 world university ranks by 2020 has finally entered into the top 100s ranks. Based on the announcements made by QS (Quacquarell Symonds: England’s world ranking organization) on the afternoon of September 10 (local time), SKKU has leaped over 80 ranks in comparison to last year and recorded ranking 179th place. During last two years SKKU has been showing rapid increase on the QS rankings; as it entered into the 100s rankings in just one year after entering the 200s from 300s last year. This year, SKKU was the first Korean university to acquire the QS 5-Star certification (with outstanding evaluations in 8 categories: education, research, infrastructure, internationalization, service, etc.) and entered into the Top 3 Korean universities (Seoul National University / Yonsei University / SKKU) on the Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings. Moreover, entering the Top hundreds on QS World University Ranking has marked a new turning point in world university rankings for SKKU. SKKU president Jun-Young-Kim stated that “Entering into the world’s top 100s university ranking was mainly due to improved global reputation and overall increase in global competence in education/research” and added that “this is a result of steady preparation on practical strategies that focused on securing global competitiveness, in line with our university<sp

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