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Dean's Message

Welcome to Sungkyunkwan University's (SKKU)

College of Science



What We Create Will Become the New Beginning
Dear Visitors,


I want to extend my warmest welcome to you all on behalf of our College, for looking into who we are and what we do.


Founded in 1398, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) has a proud historical background as the first higher educational institution in Korea. Over the centuries, we have been well-known for our lasting educational commitment to nurture outstanding individuals with a high degree of morality, wisdom, knowledge and intelligence. In other words, SKKU was the place to not only teach old literature and calligraphy, but also educate students in basic sciences, humanities and arts.


Contemporarily speaking, among the fastest growing Korean universities, SKKU has ranked at the top for its rapid growth in terms of research capacity, alumni network, global engagement; national customer satisfaction index, and international reputation in higher education societies for decades. Our strong collaboration with SAMSUNG also means that SKKU is now stepping up to become one of the most prestigious universities in the world.


In line with the university’s solid and robust progress, the College of Science has also been recognized by the international education and research society for its fast and continuing academic development. We have adopted creative teaching methods to foster excellent scientists, and provided outstanding education and research programs to produce world class researchers in the field of basic science.


It is our firm belief the basic sciences that our college embraces: biological sciences, mathematics, physics, and chemistry, will play a major role as driving forces that lead not only the nation, but the global society at the very forefront in the days to come, as it did in the past. Being one of the founding colleges of SKKU with a long history, and who is strongly supported by the Brain Korea 21 PLUS Grant, we take pride in making the basic sciences in the Republic of Korea globally contributing and socially influential.


After all, what we create now, will change our future!


You will surely be able to find more valuable and useful information about us while searching our website. Thank you for visiting and please contact us anytime should you want to find out more.


Cheol Yong Choi, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science