Kyonggi University

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Kyonggi University
Kyonggi University UI.gif
Established 1947
Location Suwon, Seoul and Kyonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gyeonggi Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏnggi Taehakkyo

Kyonggi University (KGU; Korean: 경기대학교) is an accredited, private higher education institution, established in 1947. Kyonggi has over 17,000 students in majors in undergraduate and graduate programs on two campuses, Seoul and Suwon. The main campus is in Suwon which is a city located 30 miles from the capital Seoul. The Seoul campus is located in the center of Seoul.

Kyonggi University has 11 colleges containing 63 programs of study and 12 graduate schools offering majors. The strength in Kyonggi's academic programs and research lies in Tourism, Hospitality, Arts and Design, Business, International Studies, Environmental Engineering, and Architectural Engineering. KGU teaches some courses in English.

Kyonggi has established a sister-university relationship with 152 universities in 31 countries. KGU has a Korean language program. Over 650 international students study at Kyonggi.


Founder: Dr. Sang-kyo Son

  • 1947 - Choyang Kindergarten Teacher's School
  • 1957 - Kyonggi Institute
  • 1964 - Kyonggi College, Seoul
  • 1979 - Suwon Campus opened
  • 1984 - Kyonggi College upgraded to Kyonggi University


Undergraduate schools[edit]

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Economic and Administration
  • College of Tourism Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • Kyonggi International College
  • College of Arts
  • College of Physical Sciences

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Design
  • Education
  • Industrial Technology and Information
  • Information & Communication
  • International Studies
  • Politics & Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Service Business Administration
  • Social Welfare
  • Sports Sciences
  • Tourism Management
  • Traditional Arts

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°18′1.7″N 127°2′9″E / 37.300472°N 127.03583°E / 37.300472; 127.03583