The Graduate School of Korean Studies (“GSKS”) is a research-oriented graduate school in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertinent to Korea, which aims at nurturing scholars who will contribute to the development and globalization of Korean studies. Since its establishment in 1980 as Korea’s first professional school dedicated exclusively to Korean studies, the GSKS has provided intensive research-oriented education through eminent professors’ close mentoring of students. As a result, not only the GSKS has gained a worldwide reputation for its high standard and quality education, but also its graduates are playing pivotal role in widening and deepening Korean studies all over the world with their academic excellence. As of March 2016, approximately 260 students, including about 120 international students from 30 different countries, are enrolled in the master’s and doctoral degree programs at the GSKS.
In particular, under the mission of handing down and globalizing Korean traditional culture, the Korean Culture and Society major and Korean Classics and Global Communication major have been operated. Through these majors, the GSKS plans to fully support its students so that they can be equipped with profound knowledge in Korean culture and grow to be professional translators who can translate Korean classics into English.
Furthermore, it reflects our future-oriented aspiration of internationalization of tradition and preparation of the unified Korea. Recruiting suitably qualified applicants for the major, we plan to fully support them to grow them into potential faculty members in the field of Korean studies abroad.