Yonsei University, founded in 1885, is a private research university located in Seoul, South Korea. As one of the most prestigious universities in the country and one of Korea’s three SKY universities, it is one of the driving forces behind Korea’s economic and political growth, and continues to spearhead university education and research. With its main campus in Sinchon, the international campus in Songdo and the Mirae campus in Wonju, Yonsei’s 23 colleges and 20 graduate schools are spread across three campuses. Han Seung-soo, President of the 56th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations and former South Korean prime minister or Bong Joon-ho, Academy Award-winning director, are among the university’s notable alumni.
#85Yonsei University can be found among the Top 100 universites worldwide, ranking 85th in the QS World University Rankings 2021
1stThe Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020 recognizes Yonsei University’s positive social and economic impact ranking them first in South Korea and 47th globally
700+With over 700 exchange agreements with universities worldwide, Yonsei has the most extensive overseas exchange network in Korea
Yonsei University is one of Korea’s most research-intensive universities with a thriving community of innovative and world-leading researchers. The scope of significant research at Yonsei University is broad and diverse, including the fields of medicine, biochemistry, health, engineering, materials science, chemistry, and neuroscience, as well as the areas of the humanities and social sciences. To address the challenges of a rapidly changing society, Yonsei University pursues interdisciplinary and convergence research initiatives to energize networks between academic fields and across campuses, supported with a research ecosystem that increasingly transcends disciplinary boundaries via university policies. Yonsei University’s 123 research centers conduct interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research and foster globally-minded, creative leaders of convergence research.
Engagement with IU
- IU and Yonsei have been partners since 1986, which included options for faculty and student exchanges.
- Although the exchange of graduate students ceased in 2013, the exchange of faculty between the two universities continues to be active.
- IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs entered into a general cooperation agreement with Yonsei University's Department of Public Administration in January 2013.
- In November 2014, IU's School of Informatics and Computing and Yonsei University's Department of Library and Information Science agreed to cooperate on a dual degree program and exchange faculty and graduate students.