The 'Yonsei Legacy' is a unique and powerful one. It blends a long and illustrious tradition of academic excellence with a liberal and forward-looking vision for the 21 century. Since its establishment in 1885, Yonsei University has been at the forefront of higher learning and research. Today, Yonsei is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and globalized universities in the world.
Founded by Christian missionaries, Yonsei has always played a vital role by serving as a gateway for international scholars and students interested in Korea.
It has also long been Korea's window to the world. For well over a century Yonsei has served as a principal conduit of knowledge flowing in and out of Korea. It is this legacy that has been responsible for Yonsei's growth and stature. The same legacy will enable Yonsei to reach new heights and assume a greater role in Korea and the world.
In order to pass this legacy on to the next generation, Yonsei University is pursuing the following strategies: First, Yonsei will further enhance its graduate-level programs and promote original research. Secondly, Yonsei will strengthen its inter-disciplinary approach to learning so as to better prepare students for a world that is becoming increasingly integrated and complex. Thirdly, Yonsei is committed to building a state-of-the-art campus where students and faculty can engage in groundbreaking innovations.
At the center of Yonsei's commitment to producing world-class leaders are its faculty and students. Yonsei has taking the lead in enhancing the international quality of education and research, and it is widely recognized as one of Asia's premier university. Its 300,000 graduates serve in leadership positions in both public and private sectors across the globe. They are key players setting new international standards in their respective field.