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Welcome to Sungkyunkwan University's (SKKU)

College of Social Sciences


Thank you for visiting Sungkyunkwan University’s College of Social Sciences.

Since its establishment in 1398, Sungkyunkwan University has been the nation’s premier talent-cultivating institution, becoming home to countless distinguished scholars and influential leaders. Following this tradition, the College of Social Sciences has provided quality education and research opportunities for Korea’s future leaders in the social sciences, established with various academic disciplines that systematically and scientifically explore human society.


The College of Social Sciences is committed to the University’s fundamental value of educating future leaders through theoretical scholarship and practical application that are founded on democratic principles. The College devotes its resources to developing well-rounded and cultured thinkers for interdisciplinary scholarship, creative problem solvers and entrepreneurs for the digital age, and global leaders for an interconnected society.


The College has eight departments in Public Administration, Political Science and Diplomacy, Media and Communication, Sociology, Social Welfare, Psychology, Consumer Science, Child Psychology and Education, and Global Leader. The Graduate School of Governance is one of the Korea's top-tier professional graduate programs providing quality academic experiences in research and education. For those who have relevant job careers and are currently working in the corporates,  the College sets the Graduate School of Strategic Studies, the Graduate School of Media and Culture, the Graduate School of Social Welfare by offerings professional degrees at the master's level. Specialized education for youth and re-training programs for mid-career professionals is also part of the College’s academic vision.


In addition, the College and its 14 research centers have been leading a variety of research projects in regards to both the public and private sectors, resulting in groundbreaking implications for policy work at the government and civil society levels.


With a rich and historical foundation in education and research, the College of Social Sciences will lead Sungkyunkwan University’s advancement. We anticipate your continued interest in the College’s development.


Thank you.


KeunSei Kim, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Social Sciences