International Christian University
The College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Ewha Womans University
Kyung Hee University
Seoul National University
University of Seoul
Founded in Guangzhou in 1888 and re-established in Hong Kong in 1967, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading Asian liberal arts university with international recognition, distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. Lingnan University takes pride in the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions; a combination of liberal arts with specialised disciplinary education; and an optimal balance between teaching and research. With three Faculties (i.e. Arts, Business and Social Sciences) and a growing Science Unit, the University is committed to providing students with a unique liberal arts education, which is characterised by a broad and interdisciplinary curriculum, small classes, a vibrant residential campus, and abundant global learning opportunities. Named by Forbes magazine as a top 10 liberal arts college in Asia in 2015, Lingnan University transforms students through an all-rounded education and prepares them for future success in a rapidly changing world.
Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world-class liberal arts and research university offering a range of academic programs for students from China and throughout the world. A non-profit, joint-venture institution, Duke Kunshan was granted accreditation approval by China's Ministry of Education in September 2013 and welcomed its inaugural class of students in August 2014. With the goal of spearheading the future of higher education, Duke Kunshan is influenced and informed by both Chinese and American traditions of higher education. The shared vision of Duke University and Wuhan University is that Duke Kunshan will help address the changing needs of global higher education. Their rich heritage inspires Duke Kunshan to pursue academic excellence and integrity and to apply classroom knowledge in service to society.
East China Normal University is situated in Shanghai— a renowned international metropolis with eye-catching architectural landmarks defining its skyline, a rich culture nurturing its people and abundant resources boosting its development.
East China Normal University, founded in October 1951, is one of the most prestigious universities in China, sponsored by the national programs “Project 211,” “Project 985” and the National Double First-rate Program. Adhering to the "Three I" university strategy— “Interdisciplinary, Internationalization and Informatization”, ECNU has, in the past few decades, made enormous achievements in talent training, scientific research, community service and international exchanges. Today, ECNU is a national key comprehensive research university, playing a leading role in teacher education.
Northeast Normal University, originally under the name "Northeast University", was founded in Northeast China in 1946. Established in Changchun in 1949, the university was renamed "Northeast Normal University" (NENU) in 1950. In 1996, NENU was selected as one of the first group of universities given priority in construction in the "211 Project". And in 2004, NENU was approved to establish the graduate school by the Ministry of Education. The comprehensive strength of NENU's disciplines ranked World Top 500 in 2016. Six disciplines of NENU, Marxism, world history, mathematics, chemistry, statistics, materials science and engineering, have been selected into the "Double First-rate" construction disciplines in 2017. NENU has distinctive characteristics, and it has made great achievements. Education and teaching is regarded as the foundation of the school. Over the past 70 years since the establishment of the university, NENU has formed a distinctive school-running characteristic of "Serving Basic Education", being praised as "The Cradle of the People's Teachers".
Jointly established in Shanghai, China by New York University (NYU) and East China Normal University (ECNU), NYU Shanghai is both NYU's third degree-granting campus and the first Sino-US joint research university. NYU Shanghai offers a comprehensive four-year liberal arts undergraduate education and a growing array of graduate studies and is dedicated to world class research. At the forefront of a new breed of global higher education institutions, NYU Shanghai prepares students from China, the United States and over 64 countries from around the world to become accomplished global citizens pursuing lives of satisfaction in the multicultural world of the 21st century. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about the exciting opportunities NYU Shanghai has to offer.
Yuanpei College is named after Yuanpei Cai, the former president of Peking University. It is an experimental base of undergraduate education reform in Peking University. By learning from the successful experience of world's best universities and carrying out liberal arts education, Yuanpei College aims to build up a new talent cultivation mode which embodies the specialty of China and the style of Peking University. It also tries to cultivate high-quality talents with patriotic feelings, international vision, innovative spirit and practical abilities and leading roles in various industries. In Yuanpei College, students choose and arrange their own curriculum and knowledge structure within the discipline of the whole school; under the guidance of the supervisor, they choose their own major according to their own abilities and interests in all majors in all departments of the school.
Fu Jen Catholic University, founded in 1925, is a comprehensive university in Taipei, Taiwan and mainly comprises 12 colleges - Arts, Communication, Education, Fashion & Textiles, Foreign Languages, Human Ecology, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Medicine, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences - and 50 departments, offering 49 master, 24 in-service master and 12 Ph.D. programs, making the student number exceeds 27,000. Our College of Management is the first AACSB accredited institution of higher education in the Great China area. Our university actively promotes cooperation, including student exchange, dual-degree programs, visiting professors, joint conferences and academic visits with over 380 well-known universities worldwide.
Taiwan's Top University in Humanities and Social Sciences
National Chengchi University (NCCU) was founded in 1927 in Nanjing, China and resumed in Taipei, Taiwan in 1954. NCCU is considered to be one of the most prestigious and prominent universities in Taiwan. Known for its humanities and social sciences, NCCU strives for excellent research capacity and results by improving the academic environment to strengthen the existing foundation of research and promoting university-industry cooperation to stimulate cutting-edge research.
International Exchanges and Global Vision
NCCU actively engages in international exchange and partnerships, enhancing students’ professional expertise and drawing ever increasing numbers of students from the globe. NCCU attracts more than 3,000 overseas students from over 70 different countries each year. Such a number accounts for 10% of the student population and comes out on top in all national universities in Taiwan.
Tunghai University, founded in 1955 as a small college, has grown into an internationally respected university. From the beginning, Tunghai pursued an ideal of holistic education. This approach has proven its value by the growth of our institution. Our Student Labor Program, designed to bridge the gap between scholars and life, is a beacon for young minds that is copied by other institutions and has won international praise.
As Taiwan has changed, so Tunghai has changed, always exploring new areas of academic excellence, while holding firm to our holistic ideals. Past and future meet in a delightful mix of architecture. Professors chat with students in quiet alcoves scattered over the spacious green campus. This is the life of the mind we celebrate. We have also expanded and modernized our physical plant, and upgraded both our faculty and curriculum. Tunghai ranks consistently among the best universities in East Asia.
International Christian University (ICU) is Japan's first liberal arts college. It was founded in 1953 based on Christian principles, with the aim of "cultivating capable individuals, educated as internationally minded citizens, who will serve both God and people and who will contribute to lasting peace".
ICU offers a fully bilingual education in Japanese and English. The liberal arts education allows students to pursue in-depth study in any of approximately 30 majors through a system of classes with a low student-teacher ratio, classes that prioritize participation and, through the faculty advisory system, office hours and tutorials.
ICU is proud of its tradition of emphasizing interaction throughout the campus community. In addition to the main building where lectures are held, the science building, the library and gymnasium, this verdant 620,000-square-meter campus is also home to student dormitories and faculty and staff residences. Unmistakably, this makes for an environment where students can interact fluently with faculty and staff outside the classroom.
Founded by an Episcopalian Missionary Bishop Channing M. Williams in 1874, Rikkyo University has been recognized as one of the oldest and leading private universities in Japan. Rikkyo University has nearly 20,000 students including 850 international students from more than 40 countries and areas. Under the Rikkyo Global 24 (globalization strategy) along with the Top Global University Project subsidized by the Government of Japan (MEXT) that started in 2014, Rikkyo University has been geared towards advancing globalization.
As the "Academy of Freedom", Rikkyo University is the institution where liberal arts education empowers all the students to explore undiscovered world and learn to fulfill their potential and acquire leadership skills. Global Liberal Arts Program that launched in April 2017 is one of the Rikkyo's recent academic developments. Main campus is located in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Ikebukuro and second campus is located in the suburban area north of Tokyo, Niiza. Rikkyo University offers academic programs in undergraduate and graduate levels leading to doctorate and operates a number of research institutes.
Sophia University, located in the center of Tokyo, is a private Catholic university founded in 1913 by the Jesuits. It is a comprehensive university with 9 undergraduate faculties and 10 graduate schools, known for its international atmosphere, excellent language programs, and outstanding research programs. The student population is over 14,000 including more than 1,400 international students. Sophia University is a leading university for providing innovative educational opportunities and international programs in Japan. It established the first English-taught program in Japan in 1949 and now provides full-degree programs taught in English at Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology for Greening Science and Green Engineering, and MA/Ph. D. programs in Global Studies, Global Environmental Studies, and TESOL program. Since 2014, Sophia University has been selected as one of the 37 Japanese universities for the "Top Global University Project" implemented by the Japanese government. Currently Sophia has academic partnerships with 326 institutions in 69 countries, and exchange more than 400 students with our partners every year.
The College of Arts and Sciences was founded on May 31, 1949, when the University of Tokyo (established in 1877) started under the present system. All undergraduate students of the University of Tokyo undertake their first two years of study ("Junior Division") at the College of Arts and Sciences to prepare for the specialized education conducted at the ten Faculties of the University. The Senior Division of the College or the Faculty of Arts and Sciences provides a unique, interdisciplinary, international and advanced curriculum to students in their third and fourth years. It is divided into three departments. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of three sections: Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Area Studies, and Social and International Relations. The Department of Interdisciplinary Sciences, with four divisions in Science and Technology Studies, Geography and Design Sciences, Informatics, and Earth System and Energy Sciences, as well as a sub-program in Evolutionary Sciences, aims at the integration of the humanities and the social and natural sciences. The Department of Integrated Sciences comprises four divisions in Mathematical Natural Sciences, Matter and Materials Science, Integrated Life Sciences, and Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, as well as a sub-program in Sports Sciences. The College instituted its own Graduate School in 1983.
Since our foundation in 2004, the School of International Liberal Studies has had two special characteristics which set it apart from traditional Japanese university departments. One of these is that all classes in the school are taught in English. We recruit about one third of our student body from abroad and have Japanese and International students study together. The other characteristic is that we have a liberal arts curriculum which allows students to choose freely subjects from seven clusters ("Life, Environment, Matter and Information", "Philosophy, Religion and History", "Economy and Business", "Governance, Peace, Human Rights and International Relations", "Communication", "Expression", and "Culture, Mind and Body, and Community"). In addition to our regular four-year International students, every year we welcome over 250 one-year exchange students, mainly from the United States and Europe. The number of our graduates now surpasses 6,000 and the number of nationalities is close to 60, including double degree students from leading universities in Asia. All of our graduates are now pursuing successful international careers in many different fields.
Dongguk University was established in 1906, Buddhist leaders founded Myeongjin School with the spirit of protecting the nation through education, which evolved into Advanced Buddhist School), Central School, Central Buddhist Junior College, and Hyehwa Junior College in turn. The school changed its name to Dongguk College in 1946, which was promoted to a university in 1953, and has developed to this day. Leading the society, Dongguk University is a prestigious private school and the only Buddhist University in Korea, which has produced 250,000 talented graduates working in various sectors, including religious, political, economic, social, educational and cultural spheres, under Buddha's teachings of benevolence and wisdom. The University has now over 21,000 students, including Il-san and Gyeong-ju Campus. The university has 11 schools and 63 departments with faculties in Buddhism, science, engineering, law, medicine, economics, management, education and art. Dongguk University has 280 in 50 Countries Partner Universities. Also has enrolled a total of over 1,600 international students for Degree Program. 2017 Asia University Ranings TOP 82. Dongguk University has faced an era when it can no longer afford to be content with its glorious history and tradition.
Women Intellectuals Pioneering the Future
Since its beginning as Ewha Haktang in 1886, the first women's educational institute in Korea, Ewha has remained at the forefront for over 130 years in Korea's history of female education, and contributed to fostering the talent and academic development of women. Ewha has grown into a world-class university with curriculums across the full academic spectrum of humanities, social science, natural science, engineering, medicine, and arts based on its college of engineering, law school, medical school, college of pharmacy, etc. Ewha aims to be the foremost community of female intelligence in confronting rising challenges and pioneering the future of the world.
Ewha is not a "womens" university, but "womans", keeping each woman's distinctive being intact in its name, and it is our intention to maintain the spirit of Ewha, which respect the uniqueness and individuality of each of Ewha's students.
Kyung Hee University is one of the top private universities and it has been constantly recognized as one of the most internationalized universities in Korea and Asia.
Since its establishment in 1949, Kyung Hee University has pursued the Kyung Hee Spirit of "Scholarship and Peace" as well as the founding principle of "creating a civilized world." For the past 69 years, the University has developed remarkably, contributing to the fulfillment of a "cultural world for humanity" as the leader of the future of academics and the creator of common values for humanity. In particular, the past ten years have witnessed notable growth and a rise in the University's stature through forward-looking and adventurous endeavors in education, research, public service, and praxis.
Seoul National University (SNU), founded in 1945, is a comprehensive research university located in Seoul, Republic of Korea. As the first national university in Korea, Seoul National University enrolls over 28,000 students annually and has about 350,000 alumni. SNU consists of 16 colleges with 82 departments for undergraduate and 11 professional graduate schools. The number of faculty is over 3,600 and among them, more than 2,000 are full time professors. With regard to the international partnerships, Seoul National University has about 300 university-level partner institutions, about 700 college-level partner institutions, and about 200 research institution partners.
The University of Seoul (UOS) is a public university funded and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. UOS has the lowest student-faculty ratio, the highest financial investment per student, and the highest rate of scholarship recipients in South Korea. UOS has focused on research and education on urban sciences unyieldingly in order to address various issues confronted by the industrialized and urbanized Seoul and has top-tier programs of environmental engineering, science in taxation, transportation engineering, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, and urban administration. Every year, UOS hosts almost 1,000 international students who attend our courses for our degree seeking programs, Student Exchange Program, Seoul International Summer Schools, and Korean language and culture programs. Above all, we seek to foster global leaders by providing excellent opportunities for UOS students to connect with outstanding universities around the world.
Yeungnam University was established in 1967 by Mr. Chung Hee PARK, Former President of the Korean
Central Government by the merger of Daegu College established in 1947 and Chunggu College established
in 1950. Yeungnam University is one of the leading private universities located in Gyeongsan
City and Daegu Metropolitan City, the 3rd largest city in Korea, with undergraduate and graduate
enrollments of 23,513 and 3,236 respectively in 19 colleges, 12 graduate schools, 68 schools
* Total no. of students: 33,798 (Undergraduate 30,419, Graduate 3,379)
* Number of International/exchange students : Approximately 1,500
* Faculty : 885 / Staff : 293 (as of 2017 August)
Underwood International College (UIC) is a highly selective, English-language, four-year liberal arts institution, which combines the intimate, elite learning environment of an American-style liberal arts college with the faculty and resources of Korea’s top private research university. UIC students choose from an extensive list of classes conducted entirely in English and taught by a distinguished group of international and Korean scholars. With a student body drawn from around the world, UIC focuses on ensuring that its outstanding students have the intellectual foundation to become exceptional leaders capable of changing the world for the better.
The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) was set up in 2011 based on the experiences gained thru offering a 3 year Diploma in Liberal Arts since 2006. Symbiosis International University is a pioneer in setting up India's first liberal arts program. It's been 7 years since SSLA began its journey in offering a holistic liberal arts education which helps students adapt well to different roles in their future. The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts offers India's only 4-year program and strongly believes in the importance of a more comprehensive education as preparation for career advancement and for the exercise of leadership. The 4 year bachelor degree program that we offer helps students learn the skills, attitudes and abilities that are necessary today to grow into leaders of substance and be happy and successful in their future personal, community and organizational lives. Our alumni are now either working at organizations such as the World Bank, Uber, Global Education Services and think-tanks like Gateway House or pursuing their postgraduate studies at universities such as Johns Hopkins, Australian National University, NYU, University of Pune and New York Film Academy.