At the initiative of the Catholic Hierarchy of Korea, Pope Pius XII gave assurance that a Catholic institution of higher learning would have been founded in Korea. Later he entrusted the task to the Society of Jesus (September 1948). Fr. Theodor Geppert, S.J. from Sophia University in Tokyo came to Korea and started searching for a suitable site to establish a Jesuit college in October 1954. Fr. Leo Burns, S.J., Superior of the Wisconsin Province came to Korea and, with the Catholic Hierarchy, began negotiations with the government for the foundation of the college in February 1955. In January 1957 the Society of Jesus purchased a property of 67,075 pyong (217,323 sq. meters, 53 acres) at Nogo San, Sinsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. Work began to prepare the site for the Administration Building. The Administration Building was completed in November 1959.
University is one of the leading research and liberal artsuniversities in Seoul, South Korea.The University was established in 1960 by the Society of Jesusto provide education based on the Catholicbeliefs and inspired by the Jesuiteducational philosophy, such as Georgetown Universityin the U.S and Sophia Universityin Japan.It ranked 1stin Korea among 4-year universities without medical schools in JoongAng IlboUniversity Ranking Evaluation in 2008 and 2ndin Korea in terms of reputation of graduates’ability in Chosun IlboUniversity Ranking Evaluation in 2009.In addition to providing university education, the Korean Language Education Centerat Sogang teaches Korean as a foreign language to students from around the world.
Center for Microcrystal Assembly,center for Quantum Space-Time ,research Institute for Basic Science, research Institute for Applied Science and Technology, research Center of Integrated Biotechnology, center for Nano Materials, Nanobioelectonics.
The Office of International Affairs is divided into two divisions (dimensions). The Exchanges and Collaboration Division (section) deals with institutional collaboration and exchange agreements with universities abroad, and study abroad programs for students. The International Student & Faculty Services Division (section) deals with immigration, academic, and student issues regarding international students, and supports the recruitment of international students.
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