Baekseok University

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Baekseok University
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36°50′25″N 127°11′00″E / 36.84021°N 127.18322°E / 36.84021; 127.18322Coordinates: 36°50′25″N 127°11′00″E / 36.84021°N 127.18322°E / 36.84021; 127.18322
Baekseok University
Revised RomanizationBaekseok Daehakgyo
McCune–ReischauerBaekseok Taehakkyo

Baekseok University is a private Christian institution of higher education, located in Cheonan City, in northern South Chungcheong province, South Korea. It carries a maximum enrollment of 15,000.


Undergraduate offerings are divided among twelve divisions: Christian Studies, Language and Literature, Social Welfare, Law and Public Administration, Business and Commerce, Tourism, Education, Information and Communication, Health Science, Christian Fine Arts, Music, and Design and Imaging. Graduate offerings are provided by schools of Christian Studies, Christian Fine Arts, Divinity, Pastoral Theology, Education, Social Welfare, Counseling, and Information Technology.


The university was established by the Baekseok Educational Foundation, which also founded Baekseok Culture University. It opened its doors in 1994, at which time it provided instruction primarily in Christian theology. It became a college in the following year, and a university one year thereafter, at which time the graduate school was also established.

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International exchange relationships exist with three institutions in America Bloomfield College, Azusa Pacific University, and Calvin College and with several other East Asian institutions. In China, ties exist with Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Heilongjiang University, Zhejiang University, Wuhan University, Hwanan University, Shanghai Normal University, Liaoning Normal University, and Ningbo University. In Japan, links have been established with Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies, Aichi Shukutoku University, Tokyo Seitoku University, Kochi University, Sacred Heart University, and Beppu University. In Russia ties exist with Irkutsk National University of Education. In Australia links with University of South Australia, Tabor University, and International College of Hotel Management. BaekSeok University also has ties with universities in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

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