Gyeongju University

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Gyeongju University
UI of Gyeongju University
Motto 진리, 정의, 믿음, 봉사 (Truth, Justice, Faith, Service)
Established January 21, 1981
Type Private
President Kim Il-yun
Location Gyeongju, Gyeongsang, South Korea
Campus Urban
Website www.gju.ac.kr

Gyeongju University (originally Korea Tourism University) is a privately run, 4-year university located in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea.

History[edit]

Established in 1988 as Korea Tourism University, Gyeongju University originally consisted of five departments: the Department of Tourism Business Administration, the Department of Tourism and Public Administration, the Department of Tourism Development, the Department of Cultural Assets and The Department of English and Tourism. The university expanded in later years to include several other departments, as well as a graduate school (founded in 1995). In 1993, the university changed its name to its current one.

In September 2013, the university was one of thirty-five private colleges and universities that were cut off from all government aid and prohibited from participating in any federally funded research. The cuts were done at least in part as a response to the fast-approaching sharp decline in college-age students. The schools designated were those constituting the lowest scoring schools based on an eight-factor evaluation.[1]

Academics[edit]

Although tourism remains a major focus of the university, Gyeongju University has also made efforts to develop and promote programs in high-tech fields such as information technology and computer science. In addition, the school's continuing education center gives local residents the opportunity to further their education in various fields. Like most universities in Korea, the academic year begins in February–June (1st Semester) and ends in September to December (2nd Term), with a summer and winter vacation between semesters.

As Gyeongju University is not considered to be in the top tier of Korean universities, it maintains a relatively open admissions policy, and caters mainly to residents on Gyeongju and the surrounding cities.[citation needed]

Campus Life[edit]

The campus of Gyeongju University is situated on the slopes of Mt. Sondo in the western outskirts of Gyeongju. Although many of the students commute to and from the school from their homes in surrounding areas, the opening of a student dormitory in 2004 gave students the chance to live on campus. The university holds two festivals yearly for the students and members of the community: a school festival, typically held in the spring, and a sports festival held in the autumn.

Undergraduate colleges[edit]

  • School of Tourism Studies
  • School of Foreign Languages and Tourism
  • School of Law and Public Administration
  • School of Construction & Environment System Engineering
  • School of Business Administration & Advertising
  • School of Computer & Information Science
  • Department of Cultural Assets
  • Department of Creative Writing
  • Department of Community Sports and Recreation
  • Department of Visual Arts

Graduate colleges[edit]

  • Department of Tourism Business Administration
  • Department of Tourism Development
  • Department of Cultural Assets
  • Department of Environmental Landscale Architecture
  • Department of Hotel Administration
  • Department of Local Government
  • Department of Business Management

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Eun jee (August 30, 2013). "35 colleges get failing grades, lose subsidies". JoongAng Daily. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 

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