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SKKU Overview

Unique Origin, Unique Future

 

One of East Asia's oldest universities, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) was founded in 1398 shortly after Seoul became the capital of Korea at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).  For centuries, the insitution generated graduates that shaped Korea's history and maintained its status as one of the world’s most important centers of Confucian learning.   SKKU’s historic campus has been preserved, and is now designated as a national heritage site.

 

Modern SKKU has a Humanities and Social Science Campus in Seoul and a Natural Sciences Campus just south of Seoul in Suwon.  Since 1996, SKKU has been generously supported by Samsung, one of the world's most influential companies.  Due in no small part to this unique partnership, SKKU has developed world-leading academic programs in business & management, software, engineering, medicine, biotechnology, and nanotechnology, among many others. 

 

As a university with a 600 year legacy of nurturing global leaders, and one that is at the forefront of the global technological revolution, SKKU invites you to meet the world and explore Korea.

 

This is the place to rediscover the past and set a course for the future!

 

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