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History

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1398 Sungkyunkwan Royal Academy opened
1895 Sungkyunkwan converted to a modern four-year university
1948 Re-opend as a private university after Korean Independence
1953 The Collge of Law and Political Science was established
1982 Separating respectively into the College of Law and the College of Social Sciences
1996 The Samsung Group joins the University Foundation
1998 600th Anniversary of SKKU
2012 The College of Social Sciences and The College of Human Ecology were consolidated into one
2016 Starting "SKKU - Brown University, Watson Institute MPA, Global Policy Experience" Program

 

In 1398, Sungkyunkwan Royal Academy opened upon imperial decree in Seoul for scholoar-officals to study the Confucian Classics. In 1895, Sungkyunkwan converted to a modern four-year university, and re-opened as a private university after Korean Independence in 1948.

The College of Law and Political Science was established in 1953, separating respectively into the College of Law and the Social Sciences College in 1982. In 2012, the College of Social Sciences and the College of Human Ecology were consolidated into one.

Located on the northern side of the Seoul Campus, the College of Social Sciences is equipped with modern amenities, including classrooms with wireless technology and computer labs. Situated against Mt. Bugak, the College of Social Sciences overlooks the secret garden of Changdeok Palace, is close to many hiking trails, and provides a panoramic view of the city.