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Kyung Hee University

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Republic of Korea
Kyung Hee University

Kyung Hee University has a proud tradition of commitment to world peace and a vision for education that integrates learning, creativity and service. Founded in 1949, in the spirit of internationalism put forth by the United Nations, Kyung Hee University has developed a paradigm for university education that never loses sight of the need to contribute to society. The founder of Kyung Hee University, Dr. Young Seek Choue, envisioned a university that leads the way ¡°toward a new civilization.¡± Kyung Hee University holds up an ideal of ¡°creating a peaceful world, engaging in democracy and establishing a society based on culture and welfare¡± and that ideal informs the broad range of research and teaching on campus.
Kyung Hee University has an open academic environment that encourages collaboration between the physical sciences and the humanities. The remarkable strengths in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences are presented in an environment that encourages experimentation and cross-fertilization, making Kyung Hee University a perfect place for those interested in interdisciplinary projects.

Outstanding programs include the Kyung Hee University Medical Center, the world¡¯s leading institute for the study of oriental medicine and its application to contemporary medical treatment in tandem with Western approaches, the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, a program dedicated to a multi-faceted approach to international relations, and the Humanitas College, a revolutionary undergraduate program that provides a combination of learning, artistic expression and public service as a means to train the next generation of leaders.
The Global Campus in Suwon brings together the sciences with a strong program in international relations and foreign cultures to form an ideal space for addressing modern challenges of technology and society.
The university educates students with an emphasis on self-realization, inculcating a strong understanding of contemporary affairs and a deep commitment to a peaceful world built on mutual understanding.
Kyung Hee University runs several outstanding programs that provide students and faculty the opportunity to participate in international affairs such as the World Civic Forum (WCF) and the Global Collaborative, a summer program run together with University of Pennsylvania, Peking University and other universities that brings together outstanding scholars from around the world to teach about global governance and sustainability.

Kyung Hee University spearheaded the Global Common Society Movement, established the International Association of University Presidents and the United Nations International Day of Peace. Kyung Hee University was granted the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2009.

The Seoul Campus in the Hoegi-dong district

Bringing together the humanities, the performing and plastic arts, applied disciplines and medicine, the Seoul Campus is located in Korea¡¯s primary intellectual quarter, next to Korea University, KIST (Korea Institute for Science and Technology), the Korea Development Institute and the Hankook School of Foreign Studies.
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Law
  • College of Politics and Economics
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Hotel and Tourism Management
  • College of Science, College of Human Ecology
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Oriental Medicine
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Nursing Science
  • College of Music
  • College of Fine Art
  • College of Arts and Design
  • School of Dance

Global Campus in Suwon

A cluster that includes the natural and applied sciences with international relations and a distinguished international language and culture program, the Global Campus offers an ideal environment for collaboration and creative educational efforts.

  • College of Electronics and Information
  • College of Advanced Technology
  • College of Environment and Applied Chemistry
  • College of Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • College of Management and International Relations
  • College of Foreign Languages and Literature
  • College of Art and Design
  • College of Physical Education

Kwangnung Campus

Home of the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, a program that promotes the careful investigation of the fundamentals of peace and security.
In total, 3,140 Professors and 30,000 undergraduate and graduate Students are committed to learning at 24 Colleges, 94 Departments & Majors, 18 Graduate Schools and 43 research institutions at Kyung Hee University.

The Global Collaborative

The Global Collaborative is a summer program that allows students from around the world to attend classes led by world-class scholars and engage in meaningful discussions about global governance and sustainability. The Global Collaborative is run by Kyung Hee University, the University of Pennsylvania, Peking University, Ritsumeikan University & Moscow State University with the cooperation of the United Nations and the Conference of NGOs (CONGO). Through high-quality research, education and diverse modules on global governance, or sustainability and the environment, the Global Collaborative offers an opportunity for students from more than 30 different countries to collaborate and come to a better understanding of each other.

The comprehensive curriculum promotes a practical understanding of the environment and human society for future leaders. Emphasis falls on creating a new set of criterion for engaging in contemporary challenges in Asia, and the world, through lectures by famous scholars and internships with global organizations. The program has a record of producing a strong human network of leaders, developing an innovative academic program and forming a hub for advanced education, research and service.

The Global Collaborative offers two programs that run for four weeks (45 hours) and are counted as three credits: ¡°Global Governance and East Asian Civilization¡± and ¡°Sustainable Development for a Greener Planet.¡±

Summer Program in Global Governance and East Asian Civilization

This summer program concentrates on socio-policy issues and technical trends impacting global society. Emphasis falls on tolerance and peace. Courses outline concrete solutions to conflicts and confrontation within the context of global organizations. The Global Governance and East Asian Civilization Program promotes a better understanding of East Asia as part of a larger project of promoting multiculturalism and ¡°global trust.¡±

Topics covered include ¡°The United Nations and NGOs in Global Governance,¡± ¡°Trans-National Trends Affecting Global Society,¡± ¡°The Economics of Human and Organizational Life Behavior¡± and ¡°Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy.¡± Distinguished scholars involved in the program include Professor Richard Estes of the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Sung Xuefeng of Tsinghua University, Professor John Ikenberry of Princeton University and Professor Paul Kennedy of Yale University.

Sustainable Development for a Greener Planet:

This summer program focuses on sustainable development & energy issues and their economic and social context. Students are expected to learn the concrete technical and policy fundamentals for effective engagement in sustainability while addressing contemporary issues in multiple fields. Classes include ¡°International Political Economy of Sustainability,¡± ¡°Geopolitics of Northeast Asian Energy,¡± ¡°Water Quality and Resources,¡± and ¡°The Future of Nuclear Power.¡± Courses are delivered by such renowned figures as Professor Ian Marshall of Lancaster University, Professor Brian Ritchie of Michigan State University and Professor Koen Steemers of University of Cambridge.

World Civic Forum (WCF)

A joint initiative of Kyung Hee University and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Civic Forum (WCF) is a global institution that brings together academic institutions, international organizations, civil society, governments, the business sector and the media to create programs in education, research and practice related to the challenges of making the world a better place to live.

World Civic Youth Forum (WCYF) / ("World Civic Youth Forum" is held concurrently with WCF)

The WCYF challenges college youth to learn about contemporary issues and engage in meaningful dialogue and action on global issues. The WCYF demands of its participants critical and reflexive discourses on the promotion of global civic values, engagement and action.

Global Service Corps

Kyung Hee University sees education as part of life experience and public service, taking an inclusive and holistic view of learning. There are no walls between disciplines, or between the university and the community. We take a ¡°transdirectional¡± approach to learning that sets up overlapping goals and units with multiple disciplines.

The GSC (Global Service Corps) are an essential part of that tradition. In response to the Kyung Hee ideal of ¡°For a better self; For a better world¡± GSC engages actively in the world.

Kyunghee University has a proud tradition of working for a better future society. For the last sixty years, our ethos has been ¡°creating a civilized world.¡± We have made great efforts as part of that ethos to fulfill the social responsibility of the university. Included in our volunteer activities are ¡°volunteer activies for rural farming communities,¡± ¡°volunteering to protect the environment,¡± ¡°Movement for a better life,¡± and medical treatment volunteer activies.

The Kyung Hee University tradition of ¡°civilization and peace¡± is embodied in our ¡°Global Service Corps¡± which aims to engage the university of the 21st century in new forms of public service. The Global Service Corps is an institution dedicated to social service that was launched on September 17, 2010. GSC places the social responsibility of the university at the center, working to make service a goal at both the regional and the global level.

The GSC holds up an ideal of global eminence and social responsibility for the university that is realized through a global volunteer network. Aiming for an innovative combination of research, education and practice, Kyung Hee University aims to work together with the United Nations, international NGOs, government, corporations, civil society, the media and a wide variety of organizations to establish a new paradigm for the university¡¯s engagement in global and local society

Global Studio Network
A new space that permits individuals engaged in learning, performing and creating new ideas and institutions to cooperate internationally through the internet. GSN links up by internet diverse institutes and individuals around the world. Using an integrated approach, the Global Studio Network (GSN) has a vision for global cooperation and a commitment to communication beyond the barriers of language and culture. Emphasis falls on creative and applied approaches that impact our daily lives and create a new global civilization. GSN works with both local and international organizations and are building studios around the world at major cities (New York and Beijing) that bring together leading scholars for discussion. We have active video conference facilities and a new ¡°Global Video Frontier Team¡± that prepares materials and translations to make communications as smooth and effortless as possible. Works together with the United Nations and UNESCO on environmental issues and conflict resolution.

Global Academy for Future Civilizations

A set of international research organizations dedicated to creating a more human civilization in the 21st century in light of the current challenges facing humanity. The Global Academy for Future Civilizations works closely with the United Nations and other local and global NGOs and research institutions.

Center for the Reconstruction of Human Society

Brings together: Institute on the Reconstruction of Human Society, Institute of International Peace Studies, Institute of Brighter Society, Institute of Civil Society and New Governance and the Institute of Global Cyber Society.

Graduate Institute of Peace Studies

Working to implement practical strategies for peace and global governance in response to the current new world order. The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies imagines a nuclear-free world that ecologically conscious and peaceful. Research and teaching concerns viable plans for promoting human development through peace. The program introduces to future leaders the basic issues in national and international security and peace studies and inculcates practical skills in conflict-analysis, conflict resolution, peace-keeping and peace-making. Emphasis falls on

Peace and Security Studies
Construction of Alternative Models for the World
Rigorous analysis of Revolutionary Ideologies
Development of Constructive Conflict Management Skills
Training for future leaders to carry out the promotion of peace

Graduate School of NGO Studies
One of the leading centers for the study of NGOs and their function in global society.

Started in 1999 in cooperation with the United Nations, the Graduate School of NGO Studies considers the new global role of NGOs in light of the new potentials for civilization of the current day. In face of the challenges of mechanization, digitalization, and globalization, the program promotes new forms of democracy, and social welfare for the global village.

Kyung Hee Cyber University

Kyung Hee Cyber University plays a leading role in promoting the constructive use of the internet to promote learning and contribution to society.

Global NGO Complex

Initiative to bring together NGOs globally for cooperation on critical issues.

Peace BAR Festival International Conference

In celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, Kyung Hee University holds the Peace BAR Festival International Conference, bringing together international figures to discuss the nature of our world and the human experience in hope of creating a better society for the entire globe. The 2010 International Conference entitled ¡°The Body and Civilization: A New Horizon¡± brought together major thinkers to grapple with the intellectual challenge of defining the body, human and political, within the context of a largely abstract discourse on philosophy and esthetics.

Space 21

An ambitious plan to expand Kyung Hee University¡¯s campus to serve as the base for a truly international educational effort.

UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact)

Kyung Hee University has joined the United Nations Academic Impact program, and ambitious effort to align institutions of higher education with the United Nations in actively supporting the then principles of the UN in the areas of human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution. The Academic Impact also asks each participating college or university to actively demonstrate support of at least one of those principles each year. Kyung Hee will maintain a close relationship with the United Nations in pursuing these goals.

Kyung Hee University Future Compact

The Kyung Hee University Future Compact is a remarkable document signed by faculty, staff and students that defines the role of the university as a public institution.
The compact calls for ¡°A Common community and a university that demands respect¡±

It puts forth five fundamental values:
1) Mutual connectivity within the university
2) Totality of life experience and stability
3) Consideration and respect
4) Transparency and ethical standards
5) The University as Public Institution

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