Myongji University

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Myongji University
Myongji University Symbol
Korean name
Revised Romanization Myeongji Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Myŏngji Taehakkyo

Myongji University was founded in 1948 and is located in South Korea. It provides higher education in the fields of engineering, sciences and humanities. It has two campuses: one in Namgajwa-dong, Seodaemun-gu in downtown Seoul and the other in Yongin, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Seoul. It is made up of 6 colleges, encompassing 34 departments and divisions, a graduate school, and 8 specialized postgraduate programs. Notable former Manchester United FC player Park Ji Sung graduated from Myongji University. Also, the university is where Yoon Bora currently takes a major in Music.

Symbol and mascot[edit]

The leafed tree symbolizes the founding spirit of the Myong Ji Educational Foundation to imbue the students with the Christian faith, so that they may become devoted and capable leaders who can contribute to the advancement of our culture and national prosperity and ultimately to the realization of world peace.

The white stallion is a symbol of loyalty, courage, obedience, and purity. It is also a reference to the equestrian origins of the Korean people. The school mascot is, therefore, a representation of the profound hope that Myongjians, like the white stallion, will be steeped in such virtues as loyalty, courage, obedience, and purity, as they gallop into the world for the realization of God's kingdom here on earth.

Graduate school[edit]

Graduate Departments

  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Engineering
  • Arts and physical education
  • Natural science

Special graduate school[edit]

Graduate Departments

  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Archival Sciences
  • Graduate School of Social Education
  • Graduate School of Social Welfare
  • Graduate School of Industrial Technology
  • Graduate School of Distribution & Logistics
  • Graduate School of Business and Economics in Information
  • Graduate School of Investment Information

Myongji International Graduate School[edit]

Myongji International Graduate school

The programs are offered in English.

  • Engineering design and management (specialization in electronics and communications engineering, mechanical and automobile engineering, environmental engineering, computer engineering and software)
  • Intercultural studies


Applications are invited for undergraduate and graduate programs twice a year. For fall semester starting in the end of August applications are open from October 1 to November 30. For spring semester starting in the end of February applications are open from April 1 to May 31.

Baduk studies[edit]

"Korea's baduk education may even continue at the university level. Myongji University in Yongin is currently the only academic institution in the world with a baduk department."

The Department of Baduk Studies was established in 1997, for the first time in world history, to pursue an academic study of baduk. The Department of Baduk Studies has been set up with the following aims:

  • To promote students' game strength above the 5 dan level
  • To acquire a deeper knowledge of life from Baduk culture
  • To develop and educate the leaders in the field of baduk
  • To teach necessary foreign languages to those who can introduce baduk culture to the world

The department teaches baduk theory and technique systematically, researches baduk culture in depth, and acquires wide and knowledge related to the game. The graduates will make proper baduk leaders in Korea and foreign countries.

The area of the Baduk Studies is divided into the nature of baduk, technical theory, practical matches, related fields, baduk education, and professional administration, to name a few.

In 1997, Baduk Instruction Studies was established in the College of Arts and Physical Education as a course. In 1998 it was promoted as an independent Department in the College of Arts and Physical Science, The enrollment quota was increased to 30, in 1999. In 2000 the first Bachelor of Art in Baduk Studies appeared and in 2001 the Graduate School of Baduk Studies was opened. By 2003 the first Master of Art in Baduk Studies appeared.

Google video about Baduk in Myongji University


For graduate studies, Myongji University Professors offer scholarship from research funds, TAship, RAship or support through Korean government scholarships like IITA-English IITA-Main or KRF.

Other scholarships are also provided by university at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Research laboratories[edit]

Notable faculty and alumni[edit]


  1. ^ 교수진, Department of Linguistics, Seoul National University, retrieved May 27, 2010 
  2. ^ "명지대 총장에 宋梓씨 선임" [Song Ja named to Myongji U. chancellorship]. Yonhap News. 1997-06-13. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  3. ^ Park Ji-sung
  4. ^ Jung Yunho
  5. ^

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°34′51″N 126°55′26″E / 37.58083°N 126.92389°E / 37.58083; 126.92389