Hongik University

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Hongik University
Logo of hongik university.jpg
Established 1946
Location Seoul, South Korea
Website Hongik University
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hongik Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Hong'ik Taehakkyo
Hongik University gate
Gate from Hongdae Boulevard
Gate from inside the campus

Hongik University is best known for its School of Architecture (HSA) and Fine Arts, arguably the most famed Design institution in South Korea rivalry with Seoul National University (SNU), having numerous acclaimed alumni in the field.[1] Hongik University, usually known as "Hongdae" for short, is a private university in the Mapo-gu district of central Seoul, South Korea with a second campus in Sejong. Hongik University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs.Hongik University, one of the top architecture and design institution of the South Korea and the East Asia, As of 2007, 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students were enrolled at the university. The university serves as a metonym for the Hongdae area.

In 2007 of Bloomberg Businessweek, A panel of innovation consultants, academics, and executives selected Hongik University College of Design (Architecture + Fine Arts) is the best design programs around the world.

Location[edit]

Main article: Hongdae area

The main campus of the school is in Seoul, Korea, close to Sangsu Station on Line 6 Line 6 and Hongik University Station on Line 2Line 2 of the Metropolitan Subway. Day and night, the local area — also known as "Hongdae" — teems with people frequenting its multifarious bars, clubs and restaurants. The area is also famous for its indie music scene. The second campus of the school is in Sejong city (formerly Jochiwon, Chungcheongnam-do), an hour and half drive south of Seoul.

Educational Goals and Objectives[edit]

The educational goal of Hongik University is to forge the strongest possible link between academia and industry to provide service for the benefit of all humankind. The name "Hongik", translated into English, literally means "service to mankind." The University thus prepares students for varied careers. In pursuing this goal, students are first encouraged to foster independent thinking, free from the influence of others. Intellectual independence is thus our first educational objective. Our second objective is the development of students' creativity. Creativity is vital for individual betterment during one's lifetime, and it is this creative ability that Hongik strives to cultivate in its students. While each individual may live independently, society also requires that individuals live in harmony with fellow human beings. People always learn from the knowledge and experience of others. Hongik University enables students to live in a community where human interaction is essential. This cooperative skill, our second objective, will lead our students to work together for the betterment of humankind. The third academic objective is the development of students' creativity. Creativity is vital in seeking individual happiness during one's lifetime, and it is this creative ability that Hong-Ik strives to bestow to its students. In short, Hongik University inculcates students with values necessary to serve society as independent, creative, and cooperative professionals.

Academic Structure[edit]

Hongik University, one of the top architecture and design institution of the South Korea and the East Asia, offering comprehensive higher education to over 15 thousand students, will continue to make steady progress, growing both in size and quality. The University is striving, and will continue to strive, to bring about a standard of excellence in education and research.


Undergraduate School

Seoul Campus

School of Architecture (HSA)

Architecture 5-Year Professional Degree
Interior Architecture

College of Engineering

Urban & Civil Engineering
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Chemical System Engineering& Materials Science
Information & Computer Engineering
Mechanical and System Design Engineering

College of Business Administration College of Liberal Arts

English Language & Literature
French Language & Literature
German Language & Literature
Korean Language & Literature

School of Law &Economics Education

Education
English Education
History Education
Korean Language Education
Mathematics

Fine Arts

Oriental Painting
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Design
Metal Art & Design
Ceramics & Glass
Woodworking & Furniture Design
Textile Art & Fashion Design
Art Studies

Sejong Campus

College of Science & Technology

Materials Science and Engineering
 Metallurgical Engineering
 Ceramic Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Chemical System Engineering
Mechano-Informatics &Design
Naval Architecture &Ocean Engineering
Game
 Game & Software
 Game Graphic Design

College of Business Management

Business Management
International Management
Advertising & Public Relations

College of Design & Media

Product Design
Advertising Communication 
Design
Digital Media Design
Animation Design
Film, Video & Moving

Industrial Sports


Graduate School

Seoul Campus

Graduate School
Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
Graduate School of Business
Graduate School of Advertising & Public Relations
Graduate School of Educational Management
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Fine Arts
Graduate School of Industrial Arts
Graduate School of Film & Digital Media

Seoul Daehakro Campus

International Design School for Advanced studies (IDAS)

Sejong Campus

Graduate School of Industry

Research Institution[edit]

Hongik University, one of the top architecture and design institution of the South Korea and the East Asia, Hongik University has been, and still is, striving to provide the optimum academic environment to foster students' development of innovative thinking. In this light, the Hongik International Language Institute was established in 1997 to further support foreign language studies, so vital in this age of globalization. Also, the School of Advertising and Public Relations, the first of its kind in Korea, opened in 1998 to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for experts in this field in today's information society. The creation of the Gangnam Art Center in 1999 and the establishment of the Daehakro Campus in Hyewha, the most frequented gathering place for youngsters, in 2002, were efforts to establish a system of lifelong education within Hongik University. There were other major happenings in 2002 as well: the Gyeonseong School Foundation was merged with our Hongik Foundation; a new campus was opened in Suwon, which is a city just adjacent to the south of Seoul; in Mallipo, which is situated on the west coast, we opened the Beach Training Center. In 2004, we established the Graduate School of Film & Design Media and the International Design school for Advanced Studies(IDAS) to educate and train future leaders of the digital media and international design era. In 2005, We opened the Pace (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) Center , that is educational - industrial complex. We also opened Hongik Art Hall in Jochiwon campus.


Seoul Campus Institution

Environmental Development Institute
Research Institute of Business Administration
Institute of Economic Research
Educational Research Institute
Research Institute for Science & Technology
Railway & Transportation Research Center
Research Center for Disaster Prevention & Safety Management
Software and System Research Center
Research Center for Tribology, Mechatronics and Energy Technology
Research Institute of Humanities
Research Institute of Law
Center for Creation and Law
Northeast Asian Law Center
Research Institute of Art & Design Technology
Research Center for Ceramic Arts
Public Design Research Center
Research Institute for Environmental Arts
Research Center for East Asian Arts and Culture
Design Information & Culture Research Center
East Asia Institute of Corporate Management


Sejong Campus Institution

Research Institute of Industrial Technology
Mechatronics Research Center 
Research Center for Marine Systems 
Information & Telecommunication Research Center 
Research Center for Electric Equipments 
Institute of Film, Video & Animation 
Color Design Center

History[edit]

After independence from Japan, Daejongkyo independent activists groups came to Korea after a long struggle for Korea independence. In 1947, they decided to establish a university to continue their struggle as education

Korean independent activist and billionaire Daejongkyo financial supporter was Lee hung Soo donated money to establish the University. In August 1948, Hongik University and Hongik Foundation was approved officially by the Korean government.

By 1950, the school had expanded steadily to accommodate departments in law, liberal arts, political science, and science. The school was forced to move to Daejeon and Busan during the Korean War. Upon its return to Seoul in 1953, the university continued its growth.

The next chapter of Hongik history began after the school returned to Seoul. Ever since, Hongik University grew in size, expanding academic programs such as the Departments of Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Handicrafts, as well as a Graduate School. The foundation established Hongik Junior Technical College, Hongik Junior and Senior High Schools, Hongik Girls' Junior and Senior High Schools, and Hongik Elementary School. In 1971 Hongik College attained a new status, merging with Soo-Do Engineering College to form Hongik University, with twenty departments in the College of Business and Economics, Engineering, and Fine Arts. It was also in 1971 that the Graduate School of Industrial Arts came into being. Evening classes and the College of Education were added in 1972 and 1973, respectively. In 1981-82, the Ministry of Education authorized the establishment of the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, and the Graduate School of Education.

In keeping pace with the growing student enrollment, a program of physical expansion was pursued. The Liberal Arts Building and the Computer Center were completed in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the construction of the Gymnasium was completed at the end of 1985. Also, two student dormitories were constructed: the first one, a six-story building of 122 square meters, was built in 1988, and the other, a six-story building of 263 square meters with two underground floors, was built in 1989. In the same year, the auditorium, which had been damaged by a fire, was remodeled, resulting in a three-story building of 282 square meters. 1989 also saw the opening of a second campus at Sejong formerly known as Jochiwon, Chungcheongnam-do.

On April 23, 1988, the first phase of construction, including the lecture buildings, gymnasium, auditorium, and dormitories started. Also, sports facilities for baseball, soccer, and tennis were added. All these efforts culminated into 11 buildings as of March 1991. Further expansion took place from 1991 to 1994, with more departments and colleges being added to the university.

The years 1986 through 1988 marked a period of further expansion in Hongik's educational programs. The Graduate School of International Business Administration and the College of Law & Economics were established. The Department of Art Science, the Department of Printmaking, and the Department of Visual Design were added to the College of Fine Arts. In addition, the Institute of Fine Arts & Design Education was set up to provide continuing education for adults.

In keeping pace with the growing student enrollment, a program of physical expansion was pursued. The Liberal Arts Building and the Computer Center were completed in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the construction of the Gymnasium was completed at the end of 1985. Also, two student dormitories were constructed: the first one, a six-story building of 122 square meters, was built in 1988, and the other, a six-story building of 263 square meters with two underground floors, was built in 1989. In the same year, the auditorium, which had been damaged by a fire, was remodeled, resulting in a three-story building of 282 square meters.

In 1989 the College of Industrial Sciences, with eleven departments, was established at the second campus in Sejong. The preparation for the second campus was initiated by the purchase of a plot of land covering 151,250 square meters in Sejong. On April 23, 1988, the first phase of construction, including the lecture buildings, gymnasium, auditorium, and dormitories started. Also, sports facilities for baseball, soccer, and tennis were added. All these efforts culminated into 11 buildings as of March 1991.

Further expansion took place from 1991 to 1994, with more departments and colleges being added to the University. The Department of Radio Science & Communication Engineering was established in the College of Engineering at the Seoul campus. The College of Industrial Sciences at the second campus was divided into the College of Science and Technology and the College of Visual Arts (now renamed the College of Design and Arts), where the latter included the Department of Industrial Crafts and the Department of Advertisement Design. The College of Business Management was also added during this period.

In 1995 and 1996 Hongik University underwent a major restructuring of the departments of the colleges. Many departments exploring similar fields of study were merged into school systems, thereby allowing students to explore a wider spectrum. Additionally, three more graduate schools were established: the Graduate School of Industry at theSejong campus and the Graduate School of Advertising and Public Relations and the Graduate School of Educational Management at the Seoul campus. Also, in 1995, the university began to expand globally, becoming sister universities with over 32 institutions worldwide, including those in the United States, China, Russia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Finland, and Australia, among others.

The Hongik International Language Institute was established in 1997 to further support foreign language studies, vital in this age of globalization. The School of Advertising and Public Relations, the first of its kind in Korea, opened in 1998.

The creation of the Gangnam Art Center in 1999 and the establishment of the Daehakro Campus in Hyewha, the most frequented gathering place for youngsters, in 2002, were efforts to establish a system of lifelong education within Hongik University. There were other major happenings in 2002 as well: the Gyeonseong School Foundation was merged with the Hongik Foundation; a new campus was opened in Suwon, which is a city just adjacent to the south of Seoul; in Mallipo, which is on the west coast, the Beach Training Center opened. In 2004, the Graduate School of Film & Design Media and the International Design school for Advanced Studies (IDAS) were established.

The Department of Radio Science & Communication Engineering was established in the College of Engineering at the Seoul campus. The College of Industrial Sciences at the second campus was divided into the College of Science and Technology and the College of Visual Arts (now renamed the College of Design and Arts), where the latter included the Department of Industrial Crafts and the Department of Advertisement Design. The College of Business Management was added during this period.

Community[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodmorning Media. "World Encyclopedia of Universities". Naver Knowledge Dictionary. NHN Corp. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 37°33′02″N 126°55′33″E / 37.55056°N 126.92583°E / 37.55056; 126.92583