Hanyang University

Hanyang is a private university which was founded in 1939 during the Japanese occupation. The university’s aim was to educate many engineers and technicians necessary for an independent Korea. In July 1948 Hanyang was the first university in Korea who had a four-year engineering college. Today, Hanyang is still renowned for its high level of education in engineering. It now has 23 colleges and 15 graduate school studies and is considered as one of the top universities in Korea.

Founded in 1939 which was during the Japanese occupation, Hanyang University was established as the first engineering college in Korea. The founding philosophy, “Love in Truth and in Deed”, embodies the aspiration to encourage students to love one another and further, contribute for all mankind. It is a rallying call for the individual student to unleash the potential to meet global challenges and to benefit the better world.
HYU is one of Asia’s leading research-intensive universities which nurtures ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity by engaging with issues of global significance. The spectrum of research and innovation at HYU encompasses individual scholars, research groups, start-up companies and large-scale collaborations with industry and other partners.
Today, Hanyang is home to more than 32,000 students in 24 colleges and 21 graduate schools. To continue its momentum of progress, Hanyang University has been striving to promote internationalization and consequently, over 1,000 courses instructed in English by about 200 foreign professors are offered every semester. Efforts such as these have allowed Hanyang to recruit more than 8,000 international students in total while boosting relations with about 800 universities worldwide.


HISS is held at the Seoul Campus which is located near the center of Seoul and has a subway station on campus (line # 2 – green line) so students have very good access to all areas in Seoul. The Seoul Campus boasts up-to-date facilities including libraries, dormitories, cafeterias, and coffee shops.