Greeting from the President
Situated in the eco-friendly Gyeongju National Park, equipped with state-of-the-art
educational facilities, Gyeongju University, which was founded in the year of the 1988
Seoul Olympic Games as the first Tourism University in Asia, has been developing as
one of the leading universities in the area of tourism, culture, arts, and health care.
In recent years, the University has improved lecture halls into education and researchfriendly
facilities, along with a large scale construction of student welfare centers,
in order to provide a more comfortable and amicable educational environment.
Besides, GU provides glocalized education through partnerships with the USA, Canada,
Italy, Singapore, Ireland, China, Japan, and Philippines, in order to equip students with
international competitive edges.
GU runs a unique "Seven plus One" Semester Abroad Program(SAP), which guarantees all
GU students at least one semester"s overseas study opportunities out of eight semesters of
university curricula in 90 prestigious sister universities in 26 countries. Using this 7+1 SAP
and other overseas experience programs, GU has successfully sent approximately 1,000
students to sister universities, making itself develop into a solid international university.
Besides sending students abroad, GU has invited top-notch international faculty to provide
students with a wide variety of globalized educational opportunities here at home.
Gyeongju University promotes a spirit of creative challenge and confluent education
among different majors in order to foster intellectuals who will meet the needs of a
growing multicultural society. For this, GU does not put emphasis on education of mere
knowledge, but on that of intellectuals with humanistic essence and global sensitivity.
Thus, graduates from GU will contribute to the development of the local, national,
and international society by positively coping with rapidly changing international trends.
Come and see Gyeongju University where impossible is changed into possible, and future
is bright. Entrust us with this time of your youth, a period of purposeful creative challenge,
so that we can make our great history together. I sincerely hope for your continued interest in GU.