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General Graduate School

The General Graduate School has the vision to energize and raise the student’s standard of professional knowledge in order to serve the nations and change the world.


Management and Economics

  • • Fosters twenty-first century academic leaders in management and economic research who will lead the knowledge industry in society

  • • Fosters highly capable professionals familiar with digital economics and capable of problem-solving in the digital era

  • • Fosters leaders with outstanding understanding of the management and economics industry to lead the way in the global scene


Beom-Ha Jee (Ph.D., Risk Management, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A) /
Dae-Yeon Joh (Ph.D, M.I.S., University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.) /


Mechanical and Control System Engineering

Students develop a standard of professional knowledge in mechatronics. Students are provided specialized education in theoretical foundations followed by lab courses for practical application to a variety of mechatronics systems including thermal fluid and energy systems, bio-systems, precision instruments, embedded systems and unmanned robotic systems. The school fosters outstanding mechatronic engineers by supporting student involvement in various projects to develop applied mechatronics skills and the understanding required by industry.


Young-In Kim (Ph.D., Cryogenic Engineering, Clean Engineering, UCLA, U.S.A.)
Jae-Young Lee (Ph.D., Micro Thermo-hydrodynamics, Nuclear Safety, Energy Engineering, KAIST, Korea) /
Chong-Sun Lee (Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, U.S.A.) /
Gun-Woong Bae (Ph.D., Robotics, Control Engineering, Texas A and M University, U.S.A.) / 
Yang-Gyu Jei (Ph.D., Internet-Based System Control, Rotor Dynamics and Vibration, KAIST, Korea) /
Won-Sang Ra (Ph.D., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea) /
Jaehyo Kim (Ph.D., Computational Intelligence, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) /


Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


Introduction to the Department


The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) fosters professionals who will lead change in the twenty-first century information age. Future leaders will be asked to acquire a comprehensive perspective of the rapidly changing fields of AI and information communication technologies with cooperation-oriented, field-centered training and research to solve problems via innovative means. By fostering future leaders of such caliber,  the dept. of CSEE seeks to achieve the vision of serving the nation and changing the world.


Since the 2020 Fall, the dept. of CSEE has participated in The Brain Korea 21 Project which is the major government subsidy program for the graduate studies: "Advanced AI Talent Education and Research Group for Industrial Innovation." ( Foreign students can be BK21 students and have various support for research activities. 


Degree Programs
  • • Integrated bachelor and and Master program  (for HGU students): 1.5 years

  • • Master Program: 2 years

  • • Integrated Master and PhD program: 5 years

  • • PhD program: 4 years


Head Professor

# If you have any general questions regarding CSEE in the general graduate school, please send emails to the head professor.

Jaechang Nam* (Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST) /, (+82) 054.260.1864


Yunmin Go* (Ph.D., IT Convergence Engineering, POSTECH) /

Shinwoon Kim* (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, POSTECH) /

Youngsik Kim (Ph.D., Electrical & Electronic Engineering, POSTECH) /

In-Jung Kim* (Ph.D., Computer Science, KAIST) /

Hojoon Kim (Ph.D., Computer Science, KAIST) /

Youngchun Park* (Ph.D., Material & Electronics Engineering, Stanford University) /

Minkyu Ahn* (Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology) /

Kang Yi (Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University) /

Wonhyong Lee (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, KAIST) /

Heeyoul Choi* (Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University) /

Shin Hong* (Ph.D., Computer Science, KAIST) /

Charmgil Hong* (Ph.D., Computer Sciences, University of Pittsburgh) /

Sung-soo Hwang* (Ph.D., Electronics Engineering, KAIST) /

(Adjunct Professor)

Wonsup Lee (Ph.D., Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH) /

Hyebong Choi (Ph.D., Computer Science, KAIST) /

Daseong Han (Ph.D., Computer Science, KAIST) /

Taejun Yu* (Ph.D., Physics, KAIST) /

Bongju Lee* (Ph.D., Plasma physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A.) /

Keungoui Kim (Ph.D., Economics, Seoul National University) /

Junghyun Kim* (Ph.D., Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech) /

 (* BK21 AI education and research group)

Spatial Design and Engineering


The Department of Spatial Design and Engineering offers curricula in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Urban Engineering. Graduate students are provided courses in both theory and practice on various subjects including global issues, environmental pollution, global warming, domestic problems, urban problems, as well as housing and community issues. This school utilizes the paradigm of sustainable development combined with the latest advanced technology of applied GIS, CAD and numerical modeling to research and make applications into environmentally friendly spatial development and resource-economizing environmental management. Coursework lectures are taught in English with the school objective set on fostering graduate-level professionals in theory and practice with a forte in understanding global issues as well as addressing local issues.


Kyung-Mo Ahn (Ph.D., Coastal and Harbor Engineering, University of Florida, U.S.A.) /
Cha-mun Koo (Ph.D., Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, U.S.A.) /
Sang-Mo Jeong (Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Michigan, U.S.A.)
Cheo-Yung Lee (Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, MIT, U.S.A.) /
Dae-Jun Lee (Ph.D., Architectural Engineering, Tokyo University, Japan)
Albert Doo-Soon Kim (M.Architecture, Architecture, Carnegie-Mellon University U.S.A.) /
Ju-Il Kim (Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Seoul National University Univ., Korea) /


Life Science

Fosters professionals capable of innovatively utilizing knowledge of the latest bio-science and technology to address issues of disease, public health, and the environment. Furthermore, the Department of Life Science develops research capacity in biosafety in the food industry, biomedical research for the treatment of diseases, and bioactive medicinal and food development. The Department of Life Science seeks to enhance national competitiveness in the field of basic medicine, health, and the environment to restore the creation order to love our neighbors through bio-science.


Jong-Bae Kim (Ph.D., Biochemistry, King’s College Medical School, London University, UK.)
Heuyn-Kil Shin (Ph.D., Food Engineering, Hohenheim University, Germany)
Myoung-Sool Do (Ph.D., Cancer Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) /


Culture and Media Design

  • • Fosters designers capable of approaching designing from a holistic, cultural context to propose a new and well-rounded world culture.

  • • Fosters professionals in the individual sectors of the latest technology including Graphic Design, Vehicle Design, Interactive Systems founded upon basic cultural competencies.

  • • Establishes academic-industry connections and academic discipline, to answer the needs of the rapidly-changing media industry

  • • Proposes integrated and multi-faceted roles for the designer through a comprehensive understanding of the on-off line media and digital media in this multi-disciplinary age.

  • • Fosters designers capable of comprehensive problem-solving through a trifecta of innovation, integrated thought process, and global thinking.


Jin-Gu Lee (P.M.A., Graphic Design, Hongik University, Korea) /
Eun-Jong Lee (M.S., Product Design, KAIST, Korea) /
Seung-Hae Kim (M.A., Communication Arts, New York Institute of Technology, U.S.A.) /
InWook Choi (M.F.A., Computer Graphics, Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S.A.) /
Jae Sun Yi (M.S., Communication Design, Pratt Institute, U.S.A.) /


Advanced Convergence

Educational Goals
  • • Fosters students who have the fundamental knowledge of the latest green energy and environmental issues with the ability to apply that knowledge in the industry.

  • • Fosters leaders of a global caliber through active training and research exchanges at international education functions.

  • • Provides new green-growth initiatives through industrial cooperation with Korean businesses.

Stage 1 in 3 years or less, establish the School as an outstanding and desirable training resource within the green energy industry, establishing the necessary science and technological foundations
Stage 2 in 5 years or less, Handong Global University will become Korea’s leader in high-tech energy and environmental studies, including: green energy, alternative energy, green materials and the systems necessary for laser-fusion.
Stage 3 Develop into a world leading university and research center possessing the technology and capacity to train leaders who play key roles in overcoming crises in energy and the environment

  • • Capable professionals in advanced green energy and environment technology

  • • Professionals following the steward-model with honest character and global capacity


Kyung-Hee Hong (Ph.D., Physics, KAIST, Korea) /

Bongju Lee (Ph.D., Plasma Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison) /
Jai-Hyung Lee (Ph.D., Physics, University of California) /
Jongmin Lee (Ph.D., Physics, Korea University)
Wilhelm H. Holzapfel (Ph.D., Lactobacillus, Technical University of Munich, Germany) /
Jae-Young Lee (Ph.D., Micro Thermo-hydrodynamics, Nuclear Safety, Energy Engineering, KAIST) /
Young-Chun Park (Ph.D., Material and Electronic, Stanford University) /
Kwan-Hee Lee (Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University of California at Irvine, U.S.A.) 
Seong-Kyu Song (Ph.D., AIDS Molecular Virology (HIV), University of Texas, Medical School)
Jin-Hwan Kwak (Ph.D., Microbial Genetics, Seoul National University) /
Won-Sang Ra (Ph.D., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University) /



Introduction to the Department
Objectives of Educations and Prospective Quality of Talents

Hye-Ri Hwang (Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin) /

Sung-man Shin (D.Sc. Addiction & Rehabilitation, Boston University) /
Myung-hee Jeon (Ph.D., Clinical Social Welfare (Family Treatment) / Psychological Coaching Theory, Yonsei University) /
Yo-han Ka (Ph.D., Christian Counseling, Vanderbilt University) /
Hye-Jung Kim (Ph.D., Theoretical Psychology, Biola University) /

Hye-Joo Lee (Ph.D., Industrial and Orgarnizational Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology) /
Young-an Ra (Ph.D., Counselor Education, Pennsylvania State University) /
Sung-bong Choi (Ph.D., Marriage and Family Treatment, Florida State University) /


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