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Uiduk University is a private university located in Kyungju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea. It is situated midway between Pohang and Kyungju near the village of Gangdong-myeon. It has an Department of Buddhist Cultural Studies, Language Division (English, Japanese Language & Culture, Chinese), Division of Public Administration(Police Administration, Cyber Police & Security, Fire & Disaster Prevention), Division of Self-designed major, Department of Early Childhood Education, Division of Special Education(Elementary Special Education, Secondary Special Education) Department of Social Welfare, Department of Health, Department of Nursing, Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Business Management, Department of Airlines and Tourism, Division of Food Service Industry(Culinary Arts for Hotel & Restaurant, Professional Baking & Pastry Techniques, Food & Nutrition), Division of Physical Education (Sports and Leisure, Physical Dance) Division of Steel IT(Steel Convergence, Information Electronics, Software), Division of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Power Plant & Control System Engineering, Automotive Convergence, Division of Green Energy Engineering, Semiconductors & Electronics Engineering, New & Renewable Energy Engineering)
The university is owned and operated by the Jingkak Buddhist Order. It opened its doors to the first intake of students on March 3, 1996.
The university library is open late, but its users in the later hours are not Uiduk students, but students from other universities or person's preparing to study abroad or families where the parents are encouraging their children to do some extra work for themselves.
The university has opened up courses for foreign students to learn Korean, and then enroll in the regular courses. The existing foreign student programme has students from China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Many of these students are attracted to Korea, because of its standing in the electronics and the semiconductor industry. They come to learn Korean, and then join another technical department as a full-time student.
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