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Overview Educational Philosophy & Goals

Educational Philosophy of the Republic of Korea

FRAMEWORK ACT ON EDUCATION, Article 2 (Principle of Education)

Education shall aim at enabling every citizen to lead a life worthy of humankind and to contribute to the development of a democratic state and the realization of an ideal of human co-prosperity, by ensuring cultivation of character, development of abilities for independent life and necessary qualities as a democratic citizen under the humanitarian ideal.

HIGHER EDUCATION ACT, Article 28 (Purpose)

The purposes of universities and colleges are to develop students' personality, teach and research the erudite theories of sciences and arts necessary for the development of the State and human society, and methods of application thereof, and to contribute to the State and human society.

Educational Philosophy of KU

Educational Goals

KU aims at fostering intellectuals with well-rounded character, future-oriented professionals, and leaders of community development, based on the virtues of sincerity, fidelity, and righteousness.

    • Sincerity
    • Rational, creative, and with good judgment
    • Sincere, positive, and trustworthy
    • Fidelity
    • Knowledgeable and competent in professional field
    • Responsible with broad perspective
    • Righteousness
    • Showing unity toward nation and community
    • Devoted to the common good

Vision & Strategy


A university leading in education, research, and social responsibility


To become one of the world's top 100 universities by 2031

Five Strategic Directions

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