Sogang University is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1960 by the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus. Sogang is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in South Korea.
Sogang University aims the education of the whole person with love and faith, respect the values on the sense of human dignity and encourage to pursuit and seek for learning with the sincere quest for truth. Through this education, educate the talents who will devote their lives to the development of a humanistic culture and community.
Faculty members have been deeply involved in the design of Korea's early economic development model through top-level cabinet positions in the government. Due to these important engagements, a group of economists affiliated with the University and engaged in policy-making came to be called the "Sogang School." Based on its reputation, the School has consistently attracted young talent of the highest caliber, mostly from the top 1% in the national college entrance exam. Reflecting its excellent research capacity, the Economics Department has been recognized by RePEc as near the top in Korea in international journal publications.
Sogang GSIS strives to provide not only a top quality lecture and education but also guidance and career advice. Especially, Sogang GSIS’s true interdisciplinary curriculum that on the study of international relations, trade, finance and Korea and East Asian studies make our graduate more competent.
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One Stop Service Station provides the following services to students: issuing of various certificates (academic transcripts, certificate of graduation, certificate of enrollment, certificate of completion, etc.), assistance to students applying for a temporary leave and returning to school, assistance for physically disabled students, providing information for study abroad or various language programs, and Life information and convenience services (the menus for the school cafeterias, computers for web surfing, a printers/copy machines/fax/scanner, DHL registration service, and a Lost and Found).
Located on campus beside the rear gate, Gonzaga Hall can accommodate up to 900 students in double rooms. The dormitory houses students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere. To be eligible for housing at Gonzaga Hall, you must be enrolled at Sogang University as an undergraduate student, a graduate schoolstudent, an exchange student or a study abroad student.
The Loyola Library of Sogang University started on the 2nd floor of the main building(Hall A) in 1960 with the opening of Sogang University. Then, in February 1974, a four-story building was completed and was named Loyola Library in honor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Jesuits, and opened as the first fully opened-shelf system in Korea.
Health Service Center provides basic health services to students and faculties. Room 205,Berchmans Woojung Hall (BW Hall)
Gonzaga Hall, located on campus next to the back gate of Sogang University, is an international dormitory that can accommodate up to about 900 students. This dormitory houses students from all over the world with a multicultural atmosphere and the primary language used in this Gonzaga Hall is English.
The gymnasium has a seating capacity of 3,500 and contains standard courts for basketball and volleyball, 3 racquetball courts, a skiing facility, a weight training room, shower facilities, and other athletic facilities. It also includes an indoor artificial climbing wall (12m x 11m) and 2 soundproof rooms for music activities. In front of the gymnasium, tennis and basketball courts are available and a large sports field is available for basketball, soccer, baseball and other sports.
Volunteer Activities for Rural Communities is held 3 times a year during spring, summer and fall. During spring and fall season, the students visit the rural community and do volunteer work. During summer season, the students visit the rural community and do volunteer work for 10 nights 11 days.
In October 2009 Sogang University received accreditation in business from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) . It is among the top five business schools in Korea.
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