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Dong Hoon Choi - Vice President for Future Strategy

Prof. Dong Hoon Choi obtained his Ph.D in 1991 from the University of Michigan. He worked as a research fellow in the photonics research laboratory of the State University of New York at Buffalo (1991–1992). He now teaches polymer chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of Korea University, Seoul. He is currently working on electronic and optoelectronic properties of various organic semiconductors for display and solar cell applications. In Korea University, he served as Vice President for Planning and Budget (2015-2017). Since 2017, he has been serving as Director of Institute of Basic Science and Vice President for Future Strategy.

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Key facts about Korea University

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Top private university in Korea

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Offers over 40% of all courses in English

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Ranked #1 in Korea for alumni support/donations

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Member of the APRU & U21 university networks

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Undergraduate: 27,272

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Graduate: 10,345

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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.

 

International Partnerships

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.