세종대학교가 2015년 QS 아시아 순위 18위가 되었습니다. 세종대학교 국제교류처는 다음과 같은 내용으로 세종대학교가 지난 2013년 이후 2년간 끝없는 노력으로 QS 랭킹 아시아 순위 18위가 된 것을 알렸습니다. 본 랭킹은 영국의 QS와 한국의 조선일보가 공동으로 집계한 것으로 의과대학이 없는 대학 중에서 중소형 대학들 중에서의 순위입니다.
Sejong University (President: Koo Shin) has jumped to No. 18 among the “small- and medium-sized universities without a medical school (with enrollment less than 12,000)” in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2015 co-sponsored by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), the publisher of one of the most trusted global university rankings and The Chosun Ilbo, the country’s premier daily newspaper.
Among the overall Asian university rankings, the University ranked 104th, moving 87 places from 191 in 2013 over a short two-year period. Its ranking jumped 40 positions last year and again, 47 this year. The University also moved 8 positions to No. 19 among universities in Korea.
It is notable that Sejong University scored higher across all the evaluation criteria. In particular, in the number of citations, an indicator to evaluate the quality of faculty research, the University moved up 36 positions to 87 from last year, and in the “Graduate Reputation” index, which indicates the level of the employer satisfaction, it jumped a whopping 60 places to No. 81. In the ranking has also improved for the peer reputation index (from 171 to 117). Most notably, the ranking has significantly advanced for the international student ratio (from 149 to 130), the number of inbound exchange students (from 201 to 137) and the number of outbound exchange students (from 130 to 126), showing that Sejong is making remarkable strides in its efforts to turn itself from simply a university acknowledged at the domestic level into a globally recognized institution.
Speaking of the University’s efforts to attract international students, Seung-Uk Kim, Director of the Office of Planning and Budget of Sejong University, says, “Every semester, the faculty and the staff joined efforts to organize what is called the “International Student Attraction Group” to visit the U.S., Europe, Japan and China to help promote the attraction of international students,” and “The number of institutions overseas with which we signed an MOU has increased from 160 in 29 countries last year to 197 in 35 countries this year,” thanks to the efforts.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Sejong University is further accelerating its efforts to become globally competitive and join the top 50 universities in Asia by 2020. Aiming at producing graduates with creative talents demanded in the Era of Convergence, the University is currently promoting the so-called “brand” majors; running the Sejong-Daeyang Talent Program, updating the educational equipment and facilities; making use of the so-called “Designovation”; and offering courses based on such innovative instructional strategies as PBL (Problem-Based Learning), flipped learning courses and blended learning.