Message from the Dean

Graduate School of International Studies


Dean's Message


Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)  at  Seoul  National  University  aspires to be a premium academic institution in the field of international and area studies. GSIS has distinguished faculty members who are globally competitive and nationally well-known.  Many of them obtained Ph.D. in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. We have also home-grown faculty members. Most of them have working experiences in the U.S., Japan, China and Europe. Some faculty members have wide-ranging practical experiences either in government or public sectors. GSIS is widening its scope of education, covering international cooperation, international commerce, international area studies, and Korean studies. As of September 1, 2016, GSIS is substantially global, with 147 international students from 47 countries currently enrolled as GSIS full-time or exchange students.

Based on the double-degree agreements with the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University, China, and Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo, Japan, GSIS will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in promoting East Asian studies in a larger context of international studies. GSIS will also extend its academic and research cooperation with major professional schools in international studies around the world. In cooperation with the Institute for International Studies, which is affiliated with the GSIS, GSIS will function as a core of research in the field of international and area studies. GSIS also encompasses the Institute for Japanese Studies that stands at the center of Japan and East Asian studies.

With high standard global outreach, GSIS will definitely place itself as a prime institution in the world that cultivates global leaders in coming years.

I hope you continue to show your interest in GSIS activities. Your support and encouragement would give energy to enhance us to become faster, higher, and wider.


Cheol Hee PARK


Dean, Graduate School of International Studies

Seoul National University