HANDONG GLOBAL
UNIVERSITY
ABOUT HGU
Handong Global University’s educational model emphasizes the education
for an all-around person under the slogan ‘Why not change the World.’
5,411
Undergraduate
Enrollment
283
International Students
18
Departments
180+
Partner Universities
262
Exchange Students
(In&Out, 2019)
355
Undergraduate and Graduate Faculty Members
30
International Full-time Faculty Members
39%
of Major Courses in English
100%
Freshmen Recruitment Rate
69.9%
Employment Rate
16.8%
Graduate School Admission Rate
90
Projects with Government Financial Support
75%
On-Campus Dormitory Capacity
17.3%
Overseas High School Graduates among Freshmen
Source : Higher Education in Korea (2020)
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VISION 2025 & IDENTITY
CHANGE
THE WORLD
WITH
LOVE AND WISDOM
Handong Global University, on the basis of its identity
as a Christian University, will become the epitome of
a Global (Global & Local) University that serves the community, the
a Glocal (Global & Local) University that serves the community, the
world, the people, and humanity through our love
and wisdom with creativity
10 PROJECTS AND 3 VISIONS
EDUCATION FRAMEWORK OF HANDONG
CAMPUS LOCATION
Distance from Pohang
City of Pohang,
A Hub of Culture & Technology
CITY DISTANCE TIME VEHICLE
Seoul 169miles 2h 30min Train
Daegu 42.7miles 30min Train
Busan 59.9miles 1h 30min Car
Jeju 236miles 50min Airplane
PRESIDENT
Dr. Soon-Heung Chang
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“See Globally, Educate Globally”
Handong Global University has been writing a new history since its foundation
twenty years ago. Our vision is to show love towards our neighbors and
to change the world by maximizing both students’ and professors’ talents.

HGU has uniquely contributed to the advancement of undergraduate education
by creatively using global human resources for a holistic education that
develops both character and knowledge. In addition, HGU has been drawing
attention with its innovative educational curriculum that advances the 21st
century’s requirement of learning and problem-solving in a globalized era.
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HISTORY
Authorization for Establishment of Handong Global University
December 2, 1994
Authorization for Establishment of Handong Global University
December 2, 1994
First Entrance Ceremony
March 7, 1995
Selected for 3 Years in a Row as “Superior University for Propulsion of Education Innovation”
by Ministry of Education (1996 ~ 1998)
First Commencement Ceremony
February 24, 1999 (76 Graduates)
First Entrance Ceremony of Graduate School
March 14, 2000
Change in the English Name of School from Handong University to Handong Global University
March 5, 2001
Opening of Handong International Law School (HILS)
Februrary 7 ,2002
Selected as the Host University for
UNESCO UNITWIN Program
April 5, 2007
Selected as the Global Hub Institute for
United Nations Academic Impact
January 20, 2011
Establishment of Doctorate Program at
General Graduate School
August 8, 2011
Ceremony of Change in President of the
Handong Global University
Dr. Soon-Heung Chang (5th President)
February 4, 2014
Handong Global University Library selected as the United Nations Depository Library
December 16, 2014
Awarded the 2015 POSCO Cheong-Am Award (Cheong-Am Award in Education)
March 25, 2015
Ranked in the Highest Category (Level A),
an assessment by the Ministry of Education for
University Structural Reform
2015
Co-Hosting of 2016 United Nations DPI / NGO Conference
July 30, 2016
Establishment of the Handong Global University Center in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
July 20, 2017
Opening Ceremony of HGU Ban Ki-Moon Institute for Global Education in Support of UNAI
May 27, 2019
Received the 34th Inchon Award in the Education Category
Oct 8, 2020
Major Government Projects Selected in the Last Three Years
2018-2020
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Handong Global University 558 Handong-ro Buk-gu, Pohang Gyeongbuk 37554 Republic of Korea
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