Sungkyunkwan University

成均館大学校
Korea
Introduce Sungkyunkwan University

Sungkyunkwan University, whose main campus is located in Jongno District in Seoul, is a private university in the Republic of Korea. It has a long history of more than 600 years; originally founded in 1398 by the Joseon Dynasty, it was authorized as Sungkyunkwan, the foremost educational institution of Joseon, and known for the oldest university in East Asia. The university consists of 37 undergraduate and graduate schools, and the total number of students is approximately 30,000 including 2,500 international students, yet the number of students from Japan is still low. The university has two campuses: the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus in Seoul, and the Natural Sciences Campus in Suwon, where School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and College of Engineering are located. Suwon is a beautiful urban area with lakes, and lies 35 km south of Seoul- about an hour away by bus or subway. Hwaseong Fortress, a fortified wall running around the center of Suwon, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Address
Seoul:(03063) 25-2, sungkyunkwan-ro,jongno-gu,seoul,korea
Suwon:(16419) 2066,seobu-ro,jangan-gu,suwon,gyeonggi-do 440-746, Korea
History
1398
Sungkyunkwan, inherited from Sungkyunkwan Goryeo, is established in the capital of Seoul.
1895
Modern education system is implanted by the Emperor Gwangmu. Western mathematics and science are also introduced to Sungkunkwan.
1911
The university is renamed Kyonghagwon by the Japanese Governor-General of Korea.
1946
The Sungkyunkwan College is established.
1953
The Sungkyunkwan College is promoted to a comprehensive university.
1979
The Natural Sciences Campus is opened.
1990
The 600th Anniversary project is launched.
1996
The Samsung Group joined the school management.
1998
The 600th Anniversary ceremony is held.
2004
SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) is launched in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.