|TITLE||SKKU Ranks 111th in the THE World University Rankings, Rising from 137th Last Year|
Sungkyunkwan University ranked 111th in the THE (Times Higher Education) World Rankings this year, rising from 137th last year. SKKU also rose to 3rd place in the ranking of domestic universities in Korea. SKKU scored 54.1 points in teaching (rising from 53.7 points last year), 55.1 points in research (50.6 points last year), 69.5 points in article citations (66.5 points last year), 93.7 points in industry income (88.9 points last year), and 44.7 points in international outlook (39.6 points last year), showing a steady upward trend in the overall evaluation index.
Kyu Sang CHUNG, the President of Sungkyunkwan University, said, “For the past several years, SKKU has been devoted to creating synergy through the mutual growth of education and research by supporting integrated research and recruiting world-class scholars as professors to introduce a global-standard education system. We will spare no effort to become a world-class university.”
SKKU is implementing creative convergence education, such as multidisciplinary approaches and specialized academic-industrial cooperative education, that will lead the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In particular, SKKU is expanding academic-industrial courses of study, such as convergent foundation projects, fusion capstone design, and integrated team field training in order to connect students’ creative business ideas to enterprises. Also, in cooperation with small businesses, SKKU created excellent results by releasing about 20 commercialized products and submitting more than 30 patent proposals every year.
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