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; the successor of Sungkyunkwan, the highest educational institute in Joseon Dynasty founded in 1398, is 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 exchange students, however the number of Japanese students is still low.
The university has two campuses: Humanities and Social Sciences Campus in Seoul and Natural Sciences Campus in Suwon including School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and College of engineering. Suwon is a major urban area with a beautiful lake, and lies 35 km south of Seoul- about an hour bus/subway ride away. In the center, there is a walled city encircled by the walls of Hwaseong Fortress, listed 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-si,gyeonggi-do,korea
History
1398
Sungkyunkwan is established in the capital, Seoul, succeeded the Sungkyunkwan of Goryeo.
1895
Modern education system is adopted under the imperial ordinance from the Emperor Gwangmu. Western mathematics and science are introduced to Sungkunkwan.
1911
The university is renamed Kyonghagwon under the order from 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 committee is established.
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.