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Office of Int'l Affairs Greetings from the VP


Dong-Eun Kim, Ph.D.

Vice President for
International Affairs

Welcome to Office of International Affairs (OIA) in the Konkuk University!

The fastest growing university in Asia, Konkuk University has been a flagship private university in Korea since its establishment by Dr. Yoo Seok-chang in 1946. Following Konkuk University’s founding philosophy of “Sincerity, Fidelity, and Righteousness”, we are fostering students with “a history of leadership”.
Konkuk University (KU) has been ranked at the top 100 and 500 universities in Asia and the world, respectively, which is ever-enhancing its rank annually. KU hosts over 2,300 international students who are enrolled in regular degree seeking programs, student exchange program, visiting student program, KU summer/winter programs, and various foreign language programs. Each year, KU admits over 600 new international students as undergraduate and graduate students from over 60 countries worldwide.
KU currently holds about 600 official partnerships and over 1,000 MOUs with other higher educational and research institutes around the world. OIA is a leading administrative sector to provide extensive “A to Z” one-stop services for our international students as well as domestic students for outbound to the other countries. OIA has 20 staff members to provide various assistances and services using foreign languages, such as English, Chinese, and Japanese. OIA has three main sectors for international affairs; international programs team, service center for international students and faculties, and global initiatives team.
As KU’s gateway to the world, OIA is actively assisting foreign students as well as domestic students to meet their needs and concerns for studying, living, and traveling abroad. In addition, OIA operates KU’s international in-campus housing for foreign students and faculties.
On behalf of OIA staffs, I promise to better serve and improve foreign students and faculties visiting to KU and quality of foreign programs for domestic students and faculties in KU, respectively. Together with international students and faculties, we keep moving toward a better harmonious KU to build a renowned worldwide leadership. OIA invites you to explore various resources on this website, or feel free to contact the office directly. Please, enjoy staying and learning with plenty of good memories in KU. I am looking forward to meeting you soon in our beautiful campus of KU, Seoul. Thank you!

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