Seokyeong University

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Seokyeong University
Type Private
Established 22 October 1947
President Young Choul Choi(최영철)
Location Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea South Korea
37°36′54″N 127°00′47″E / 37.615°N 127.013°E / 37.615; 127.013Coordinates: 37°36′54″N 127°00′47″E / 37.615°N 127.013°E / 37.615; 127.013
Campus Urban
Seokyeong University
Hanja 西
Revised Romanization Seogyeong Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Sŏkyŏng Taehakkyo

Seokyeong University (SKU) is a private university in South Korea. The campus is located in 16-1 Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.


Seokyeong University was established in October 1947 as Hanguk College (한국대학, lit. "Korea College"), which was the first 4-year evening college in Korea. It had difficulties during/after Korean War, and in 1955 the school foundation was succeeded by Gukje Hagwon (국제학원, lit. "International Academy"); the college was renamed Gukje College (국제대학, lit. "International College"; not to be confused with present-day Kookje College in Pyeongtaek).

The college was succeeded by several foundations and in 1988 it moved to the present campus. In 1989 an independent and dedicated foundation was established for the college. In April 1992 the college was chartered as a university, and in September 1992 it was renamed Seokyeong University. Since November 1998 the enrollment of the daytime students has been made larger than that of the evening students.[1]

Colleges (Undergraduate Schools)[edit]

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Natural Science & Engineering
  • College of Arts

Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Graduate School
  • Graduate School of Business and Public Administration
  • Graduate School of Logistics
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Social Science
  • Graduate School of Beauty Arts

Research Institutes[edit]

  • Institute of Liberal Arts
  • Institute of Social Science
  • Institute of Industry & Business Administration
  • The Korean-Japanese Cultural Center
  • Urban Research Center
  • Institute of Unification Affairs
  • Institute of Industrial Technology
  • The Student Guidance Center
  • Philosophical Thought Center
  • Quality Academy
  • Institute of Military Study

Notable alumni[edit]


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