Turning Your Dreams Into Global Opportunities!
In the 21st century, international education is an essential requirement, not a choice. The Division of International Studies trains students to be international specialists who can compete as well as cooperate in the global community. Our curriculum focuses on International Relations, International Business and Area Studies. Our students are lectured in English in an international environment with international professors and students. The exchange programs with overseas universities and internships with foreign governments and businesses build practical skills with an international mind. The Division of International Studies produces global leaders of the 21st Century for international organizations, governments, multi-national corporations, mass media and research institutes.
1) To educate students from around the nation and the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership in the national and international arenas.
2) To increase understanding of global issues and encourage creative, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities through innovative teaching methods.
3) To develop students' proficiency in English, the language of international business and global relations. Through instruction entirely in English students will acquire this crucial tool for success in the global arena.
Located in eastern Seoul in Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Hanyang University is one of the largest and highest ranked universities in Korea. Hanyang students benefit from all the facilities, expertise, and advantages of a large scale, multi-disciplinary university environment. As of October 2003, Hanyang has 20 colleges, 95 departments, 15 schools of graduate studies, two university hospitals which accommodate 1,600 beds, and 54 research institutes collectively on both the Seoul and Ansan campuses. Annual enrollment totals approximately 22,500 and 13,000 on Seoul and Ansan campuses respectively.
As Hanyang enters its first century, our goal is to become a truly global university. The globalization of the university has been an evolutionary development. In the early 1970s, Hanyang University established the Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies (ISSS) in order to promote scholarship on the communist bloc countries, with particular emphasis on China and former Soviet Union. Since that time, wide-ranging and in-depth research and academic activities conducted by ISSS have gained Hanyang University widespread recognition as a leading research center in these fields. With the advent of globalization and greater regionalism in international relations, along with the collapse of the former Soviet Union and communism in Eastern Europe, it became evident that the research and academic activities of ISSS needed to be reformed and expanded in order to keep pace with these changes.
Subsequently, Hanyang University made provisions for the establishment of a graduate school of international studies in its five-year plan (1996-2000), drawn up in 1994. This advance planning paid off in 1996, when the Korean government awarded Hanyang University a five-year grant to establish a graduate school of international studies the following year, officially designated as the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS).
As most of you are aware, the creation in March 2004 of the Division of International Studies, a unique four-year undergraduate program integrating international relations, business education and advanced language training, puts final touches to the decades of efforts to truly globalize the University. So we are all embarking on a new adventure that will lead to new insights and opportunities.