Focus on Korean History and its Role in the World - the Department of Korean History!
The Department of Korean History at Korea University has its roots in the Department of History, which was founded on August 15, 1946, in response to the new historical phase that the nation was about to embark upon. Despite having separated from the Department of History in 1989 in order to specialize in teaching and researching Korean history, the Department of Korean History still inherits the Department of History’s tradition and accomplishments.
The Department of History and the Department of Korean History have produced a great number of excellent scholars who have made significant contributions to Korean academia in the field of history over the last fifty years. Graduates outside academia also play important roles in their own fields.