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Walter Foreman - Manager, Communications & Protocol, International Mobility & Cooperation Team, Office of International Affairs
Key facts about Korea University
Top private university in Korea
Offers over 40% of all courses in English
Ranked #1 in Korea for alumni support/donations
Member of the APRU & U21 university networks
Korea University's Mission & Vision
Korea University was founded in 1905 by the Treasurer of the Royal Household, Young-Ik Yi, who believed that educating the young generation was the only way to secure Korea’s independence. KU is the country’s first institution of higher learning funded and administered solely by Koreans. As such, KU’s mission is to continue to play a key role in shaping Korea socially, culturally and academically.
About Korea University
With a founding spirit of “national salvation through education” Korea University has grown and prospered for more than 100 years. From its foundation by the Korean royal household in 1905, through Japanese occupation, and into the modern period of rapid economic development, Korea University has been the driving force behind education and social change in Korea.
863 Institutions in 91 countries
Notable Research Areas
The university’s academic scope is extensive with its 22 colleges and divisions, and 23 graduate schools. KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine, and Business Administration.