During the Opening Ceremony of the Spring Semester on February 21, the President of VIU, Amb. Umberto Vattani, announced that earlier in the day the VIU Board of Directors had voted unanimously to admit the prestigious Korea University to the Venice International University consortium.
President Vattani extendeded a warm welcome to Korea University President, Prof. Jaeho Yeom and Vice-President Prof. Sunhyuk Kim, who were in Venice for the occasion, having also participated the previous day in the celebrations at Ca' Foscari to mark the 150th anniversary since its foundation.
KU is a private university in Seoul, South Korea, founded in 1905. Since the 1990s it has undergone progressive internationalization, and since the turn of the century concentrated investment in research and support has steered Korea University into the top 100 in global university rankings*, achieving a Top 50 ranking in the following subject areas: Modern Language, Social Policy & Administration, Hospitality & Leisure Management, Politics & International Studies, Business & Management Studies, Accounting & Finance, Law, Chemical Engineering.
KU - The Future, Pioneering Intellectuals and Innovating KU
KU is committed to nurturing young and passionate pioneering intellectuals who can lead the future of humanitiy in the 21st century.
The convulsing present is a window of opportunity to discover and explore new roads towards a promising future.
The first KU students will attend the VIU Globalization Program in September 2018.
KU - Research
Korea University Medical Center was recently chosen for two of the largest national strategic projects for precision medicine that are being pursued by the South Korean government. Precision medicine - which has garnered much attention in the medical community since the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) advocated by former US President Barack Obama - is a next-generaton medical paradigm that precisely categorizes individual patients based on their genomes, clinical information, living conditions, and personal habits, to provide highly personalized healthcare.
Protecting Humanity from Natural Hazards: Korea University's Natural Hazard Research Center was established to lead and perform more focused natural hazard research: in addition to the Nuclear Safety Research Project, which aims to ensure the seismic safety of new and existing nuclear power plants in Korea, KU is currently conducting a research and development project that analyzes the Korean Peninsula's crustal deformation using GPS to predict earthquake-prone areas.
KU, Leading the Advances in Brain Engineering Globally: brain engineering is expected to disrupt various industries and even personal lives, and will have an enormous impact in the future. At KU, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering is expected not only to lead AI technology research and development, but also to nurture ethical engineers and prepare to address AI's adverse effects and legal, institutional, and ethical issues of the future.
KU's Green School - a world-class graduate school of energy and environment - has been actively taking up future-oriented research projects that integrate expertise from both the technology and the policy spheres in renewable energies and advanced environmental science.
KU's College of Political Science and Economics has a deep-rooted tradition that traces back to the Specialized Department of Jurisprudence and the Specialized Department of Plutology, established along with Korea University in 1905, on which the College was founded.
The College aims to provide an education that combines theories and practice in the field of the social sciences to foster talented individuals with professional knowledge and leadership who can further the advancement of all aspects of society. The declared educational objectives of the College are to nuture: social scientists with a vision for the future; specialized intellectuals staisfying the expectations of a globalized age; democratic leadership.
* ranked 90 in QS Global University rankings since 2016