Sungkyunkwan University

Country: 
South Korea
Liaison: 
International contact: 
Jong Tae Kim, Ph.D.
Dong-Ryeol Shin, Ph.D.

Memorandum of Understanding signed on February 2nd, 2013.

Sungkyunkwan University was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of our society for over 600 years.

'SKKU's main ideology, 수기치인 (修己治人) pronounced 'Su-Gi-Chi-In', teaches that SKKU students strive to perfect themselves as leaders and contribute to our society. This ideology is the fundamental principle by which SKKU brought up leaders of our society for over 600 years,thus contributing to evolution of our society. Sungkyunkwan University,' continuously strives to integrate its founding ation philosophy with the modern technology in order with a view to cultivateing global graduate’ s talents who will lead the 21st century.

Old Sungkyunkwan was founded over 600 years ago by royal decree to promote education the scholarship in Confucianism. As nation's highest educational institution,Old Sungkyunkwan went through vicissitudes change with the country it served over the centuries.

A Memorandum of Understanding between The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine and College of Information & Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University agreed to encourage and promote the following academic and educational activities:

  • Exchange of faculty and staff members
  • Exchange of students
  • Joint research, lectures and symposia 
  • Other activities such as deemed appropriate by mutual consent