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  • Ninety Years of Excellence and Leadership in Education, Research, and Public Service
    • 1910s
    • 1918
      Founded as Kyung Sung Public Agricultural College
    • 1950s
    • 1956
      Promoted to four-year college and renamed Seoul Agricultural College
    • 1970s
    • 1975
      Oversight committee transferred from the Seoul Board of Education to Seoul Metropolitan Government
    • 1980s
      • 1981
        Renamed Seoul City University
      • 1987
        Promoted to university status with 4 colleges and 22 departments
    • 1990s
      • 1993
        Founded the Institute of Seoul Studies under the auspices of the Seoul Metropolitan Government
      • 1996
        Founded the College of Urban Sciences
      • 1997
        Renamed the University of Seoul
        Established the university's unique identity as a Mecca for the Urban Sciences
        Designated as the Distinguished University in the Urban Sciences by the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development
      • 1998
        Founded the Institute of Urban Sciences
    • 2000s
      • 2003
        Strategic Plan 2003-2007, Upgrade University of Seoul
      • 2003 & 2004
        Re-designated as the Distinguished University centered on the Urban Sciences by the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development
      • 2005
        Founded the Institute for International Cooperation and Education
  • The University of Seoul was founded in 1918 and has since been providing higher education opportunities for the intelligent, motivated, and creative youths of Korea. As a public institution, the University of Seoul is committed to addressing the social, regional, technological, and creative issues of the urbanized world. It has thus dedicated itself to cultivating leaders who will shape the urban future of Korea and the world. The University of Seoul insists on quality and breadth, is committed to both theory and practice, and endorses an openness towards students, unique among Korea's elite institutions. With more than 10,000 students enrolled, the University of Seoul consists of seven undergraduate colleges and almost 90 fields of study in the Graduate School. It offers courses of study in eight schools and twenty seven departments.
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