Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
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|Hankuk University of Foreign Studies|
|한국 외국어 대학교|
|Motto||Veritas, Pax, Creatio [진리, 평화, 창조]
|President||Prof. Park, Chul Ph.D.|
|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Hankuk University of Foreign Studies|
|Hangul||한국 외국어 대학교|
|Hanja||韓國 外國語 大學校|
|Revised Romanization||Hanguk Oegugeo Daehakgyo|
|McCune–Reischauer||Han'guk Oegugŏ Taehakkyo|
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is a private research university based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Hankuk is a romanization of the Korean word 한국, which means Korea. Dr. Heung-Bae Kim founded the university in 1954 to promote the foreign language education in post-war Korea. The university is composed of two campuses, the Seoul Campus located in the eastern region of Seoul, and its suburban campus in Yongin.
HUFS has been consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious higher education institutes in Korea, especially being ranked as the top in the field of Foreign Studies. In 2007, HUFS won third place out of all Korean universities on the National Customer Satisfaction Index, and placed second in terms of internationalization two years in a row in the university rankings of JoongAng Ilbo. The evaluation also ranks HUFS second in Korea for its research, faculty, reputation and alumni representation among schools without a medical school in 2008. HUFS is ranked as the best Korean university on the subject of globalization in the QS World University Rankings (Quacquarelli Symonds) in 2010.
Many of past and current Korean diplomats and ambassadors have graduated from HUFS. It also has Korea's leading graduate schools of Interpretation and Translation. HUFS has a solid reputation in Korea in the fields of international studies, diplomacy, foreign affairs and trade, broadcasting, and mass media.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus location
- 3 Auxiliary Educational Organizations
- 4 Colleges
- 5 Features of the education courses
- 6 Partner universities
- 7 HUFS Alumni
- 8 Transportation
- 9 See also
- 10 References
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies was founded as a college for studying foreign languages in April 1954 with its first students studying English, French, Chinese, German, Spanish and Russian. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the college expanded its programmes and finally became a university in 1980. In 1981, it opened its second campus in Yongin, a satellite city of Seoul. The second campus teaches additional languages not provided in the first, namely Polish, Romanian, Czech, Slovakian, Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Central Asian Languages (Kazakh and Uzbek) etc. as well as most subjects on offer at the Seoul campus. By doing so, the university has strong reputation in the field of diplomacy, broadcasting & mass media.
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies has continued to set up new language departments, graduate courses, and various research institutes and currently boasts over 50 departments covering Social Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Humanities, Asia-African Studies, and Natural Sciences. The university also contributes to regional studies, with graduate courses in international and regional studies.
Since 2004 the closely associated Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, based at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, has been offering online courses in English, Japanese and Chinese, as well as Business Administration and Journalism and Mass Communication.
HUFS has been running its own foreign language examination system (FLEX). The FLEX Center is currently developing examinations for 19 languages in addition to the seven languages currently administered (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese). Furthermore, it plans to develop systems for balanced and scientific evaluation on 26 languages. FLEX has rapidly been growing nationwide class foreign language examination since its beginning, and is currently used as a reliable language evaluating system for numerous public and private organizations in the Republic of Korea.
As of 2010, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies has academic exchange program agreements with 343 institutions throughout 74 nations.
- Seoul Campus
270 Imun-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, Korea. TEL 82-2-2173-2114
- Global Campus
89 Wangsan-ri, Mohyeon-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. TEL 82-31-330-4114
Auxiliary Educational Organizations
Korea’s top-ranked foreign language training institute was established in 1974 with support from the government and the Korea International Trade Association to provide intensive and effective language training to public officials and staff of companies who do business abroad, in order to promote greater diplomatic contacts and multinational trade.
Korea’s leading agency specializing in interpretation and translation based on a 23-year-long history of contributions to national progress through the provision of professional interpretation and translation services and studies of interpretation and translation.
The Center for Korean Language and Culture is a specialized educational institute that provides Korean language education to help people from around the world to achieve a good command of Korean and a correct understanding of Korean culture while also nurturing top-notch Korean language teachers.
A school-based business, i-HUFS Enterprise was founded in November 2003 to apply the knowledge and information about languages and culture that HUFS retains for the education of students and for study by professors toward research to develop educational programs that can generate profit.
The Global Leadership Academy opened in 2001 to produce area experts based on education in 45 major languages used worldwide and the area studies programs available at HUFS.
- UNIVERSITY PRESS CENTER
Established in 1954 together with the university, the University Press Center has published 39 foreign language dictionaries including Korea’s first Russian-Korean dictionary in 1963 and a ‘Practical Malay∙Indonesian-Korean dictionary’ in 2008.
The Center was established to manage and operate FLEX(Foreign Language Examination) in a systematic and professional fashion. FLEX was developed by HUFS and is jointly administered with the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Regular tests are currently administered in seven languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
In response to the rising demand for capable English teachers equipped with professional-level language and teaching knowledge, the HUFS TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Professional Education Center was established as an independent education institution. Considering not only the English proficiency but also the pedagogical skills requires of teachers, the Center offers all instruction required of English education professionals including teaching methods and application of theory to the field, as well as the evaluation, review, and production of learning materials in addition to English language training.
- SEOUL INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION
The Seoul Institute for Continuing Education was established in August 2010 to realize the philosophy of continuing education. It actively serves local communities by granting public access to HUFS excellent teaching faculty and educational infrastructure.
- College of English
- Department of English Linguistics
- Department of English Literature
- Department of English Interpretation and Translation
- College of Japanese
- Japanese Studies Division(Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature, Japanese Area Studies)
- College of Chinese
- Chinese Studies Division(Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Literature, China Area Studies)
- College of Occidental Languages
- Department of French
- Department of German
- Department of Russian
- Department of Spanish
- Department of Italian
- Department of Portuguese(Brazilian)
- Department of Dutch
- Department of Scandinavian Languages
- College of Oriental Languages
- Department of Malay-Indonesian
- Department of Arabic
- Department of Thai
- Department of Vietnamese
- Department of Hindi
- Department of Turkish and Azerbaijani
- Department of Persian
- Department of Mongolian
- College of Social Sciences
- Department of Political Science and Diplomacy
- Department of Public Administration
- Journalism and Mass Communication Division (Journalism and Media Studies, Advertising and Public Relations, Television and Film)
- Open Major Division
- College of Law
- College of Business and Economics
- Department of International Economics & Law
- Economics Division (Economics)
- College of Global Business Administration
- Business Administration Division (Business Administration)
- College of Education
- Department of English Education
- Department of French Education
- Department of German Education
- Department of Korean Education
- Division of International Studies
- College of Interpretation and Translation
- School of English for Interpretation and Translation (English-Korean Interpretation and Translation, Interpretation and Translation for International Trade and Relations in English-Speaking Area, English Literature and Culture Studies for Translation and Interpretation, English Linguistics)
- Department of German Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Spanish Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Italian Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Chinese Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Japanese Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Thai Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Arabic Interpretation and Translation
- Department of Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation
- College of Central and East European Studies
- Department of Russian
- Department of Polish
- Department of Romanian
- Department of Czech and Slovak Studies
- Department of Hungarian
- Department of South Slavic Studies
- Department of Ukrainian Studies
- College of Languages and Literature
- Department of French
- Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
- Department of Greek Studies and Bulgarian Studies
- Department of Indian Studies
- Department of Central Asian Studies
- African Studies Division (East African Studies, West African Studies, South African Studies)
- College of Humanities
- College of Economics and Business
- Department of International Business
- Department of Economics
- Department of Management Information Systems
- College of Natural Science
- College of Information and Industrial Engineering
- Open Major Division of Humanities & Social Studies
- Open Major Division of Science & Engineering
- Division of International Sport & Leisure
Features of the education courses
International exchange programs
- 3-3-3-3 Strategy
HUFS is implementing the '3-3-3-3 strategy' to cultivate future leaders of the global era. Specifically, HUFS intends to increase the proportion of international faculty, lectures in foreign languages, international students, and Korean students studying abroad for at least one semester to over 30 percent. In this way, HUFS is nurturing talented students with international acumen and practical capabilities.
Students study at an overseas university for at least one out of the eight semesters of their undergraduate years to gain a more international focus. HUFS provides support under the following three categories: 7+1 free-competition dispatch students(British-American zone), 7+1 dispatch students selected by departments and 7+1 dispatch students with superior entrance exam scores.
Under the dual degree program, students receive a degree from HUFS and another degree from the University of Delaware, pursuant to an agreement between the two universities.
- Student Exchange Program
Under the student exchange program, HUFS and a sister university overseas sign an agreement allowing for students from either institution to complete and receive academic credit for coursework taken on each other's campuses.
Language studies at an overseas four-year university can earn students up to nine credits at HUFS. The program allows students to strengthen their language capabilities as well as become more internationally minded.
The Self-financed Study Abroad Program is a plan in which HUFS students may study in overseas universities and get the credits exchanged into the HUFS system. Since you can choose any university (4-year colleges only) that your dean approves, you have more options compared to those on the Exchange or Visiting Student Program.
FLEX (Foreign Language EXamination)
- FLEX - Foreign Language Certification
Under the foreign language certification system, students who have double majors of pursure intensive majors are required to achieve certain scores on the FLEX test for graduation, apart from graduation certification. In principle, students need to receive certification on their proficiency in foreign language. Many kinds of languages in FLEX: English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Indian, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish, Italian, Dutch and so on.
There are 411 partner institutions in 93 nations.
Overseas country alumnus branch
Overseas Alumni Offices in 71 Cities in 54 Countries
Alumni Who Honored HUFS
2009 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dept. of German, Entering Class of '58
Dept. of Spanish, Entering Class of '64
Dept. of Arabic, Entering Class of '76
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dept. of Korean Education, Entering Class of '84
She has become a KBS announcer in 1990 through open recruitment. She donated 100 million won for school fund helping her juniors in school while officiating at festival of HUFS freshman.
Dept. of Russia, Entering Class of '69
He entered the firm of newspaper(Dong-a daily news) in 1976. Driving on without a stop, he selected as a vice-president of Dong-a daily news.
College of Law, honorary alumnus
She has made over all her property to the school. Her subscriptions amounted to 4.5 billions, that reflects the will longing for development of HUFS.
- line 1 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
- 1.Jamsil/Seongnam (Bus No.1117)
- Gangbyeon bus station → Jamsil → Garak market → Bok jeong → Moran → tunnel Galma → Mi bing neng jang → U-rim apt. → Special walfare command → Mohyun, Yongin → HUFS Crossroad → HUFS
- 2.Gang dong (Bus No. 1113)
- Cheonho bus station → Gang dong → Gildong Crossroad →Sangil elementary school → Jungbu express way → Gwangju IC → Gwangju city hall → Gwangju chuk hyup → U-rim Apt. → Lotte chil sung → Special walfare command → Mohyun, Yongin → HUFS Crossroad → Everland
- 3. Gwangwha-mun/Gang nam (Bus No.1500)
- Gwangwha-mun → Jongro 2 ga → Sin sa → Gang nam → Yang jae → Bundang cha hospital → Imae-chon Hanshin APT → Yul-dong park → Sinhyeon-ri → HUFS
- 3-1. Gangnam ( Bus No.1005)
- Gangnam bus station → Yangjae → Gyungbu expressway → Dongpan-gyo → Ya tap → Gwang ju Taejeondong → Special walfare command → HUFS
- 3-2. Seoul station /Bun dang(Ya tap) (Bus no. 1150)
- Seoul station → Jong ro 2ga → Pan gyo IC → Baek hyun 1 danji → Imae-chon Han shin APT → Sinhyun → HUFS
- 4. Sadang (Bus no. 1500-2)
- Sadang bus station → Seoul Art center → Nambu Bus Terminal → Gyungbu expressway → Pan gyo Crossroad → Imae-chon Hanshin APT → Sibum danji → Yul-dong park → Sinhyun-ri → Munhyung three-forked road → Mohyun middle school → HUFS
- 5. Suwon/ Suji/ Juk jeon (Bus No. 60)
- Suwon Bus station → Suwon Military Manpower Administration → Gyeong gi university. → Sang hyun dong → Public corporation of energy management → the town of Suji → O-ri → Crossroad Juk jeon → Korea Network Information Center → Neung gol three-forked road → Mun hyung three-forked road → Mohyun middle school → HUFS
- 6. Yong in (Bus no. 20)
- Yongin terminal → Sulmak bridge → Yu rim dong → Dunjeon → Gyeongbang → Mohyun → HUFS crossroad
- 7. Anyang
- - Take bus no.1303 from An yang station
- - Move from Anyang to Sadang and take bus no.1500-2.
- - Take bus no. 3500, 303, 333 from Anyang to Imae-chon Han shin APT. Then take bus no. 1500, 1500-2.
- 8. Subway
- line Bundang
- ● At seohyun station, Take bus no. 1500, 1500-2 (It takes about 45 minutes.)
- ● At Moran station, Take bus no. 1117 (It takes about 40minutes.)
- Line 2 Gang nam station
- At Gangnam station exit no.3, Take bus no. 1500, 1005 (It takes about 80~90 minutes.)
- Line 2 Jamsil station
- At Jamsil station exit no.5, Take bus no.1117 (It takes about 70 minutes.)
- Line 2&4
- At Sadang station exit no.3, Take bus no.1500-2 ( It takes about 70 minutes.)
Shuttle bus for HUFS students.
- Shuttle bus is running between Seoul, Gyeng gi area and HUFS. During week days this bus service would be provided twice a day. Look for homepage of HUFs for more information
- - Imun, Nowon, ilsan, Incheon/Bupyeong, Ansan, Sangil, Suwon, Suji, Sin gal, An yang, Beom gye, San bon, Cheonho/Hanam, Samsung/ Su seo, Gwangwha-mun, Mang-U/Guri/Namyang ju
- Free university bus
- - Our university is providing free-ride bus service from Mohyun crossroad to Humanities & Business building every 10~20 minutes. If getting off at Mohyun crossroad, using this bus would serve convenience reaching the university.
- - Bus heading up : Mohyun crossroad - Goindol – Entrance of Dormitory- University Library – Student Hall – Administrative Offices/Language & Literature Building – Humanities & Business Building
- - Bus heading down : - Humanities & Business Building – Administrative Offices – Language & Literature Building – Small Stadium – Information & Business Building – Bus Station – Entrance of Dormitory - Goindol – Mohyun crossroad
- Public Relations
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.|
- Abbreviations of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korean: (한국) 외대((韓國) 外大; Hanguk Oedae). In English: HUFS
- The third Campus is being established in Songdo International Business District.
- FLEX, http://builder.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufsenglish/ac_5.jsp
- exchange program agreements, http://www.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufsenglish/index.html, viewed 05/08/2008