Woosong University

Republic of Korea

With a state of the art learning environment, Woosong University offers students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Woosong University is located in the city of Daejeon, the second capital of Korea. Only two hours south of Seoul, Daejeon offers a less crowded yet still diverse area of neighbourhoods. Woosong University is a leader in innovation and provides "value added" to our graduates. As a four-year university, it strives to be Asia’s top specialized university based on the three principles of independence, righteousness, and goodness. The university currently boasts a student body of over 10,000 and a combined full-time and adjunct faculty of 320.

Currently, the President of Woosong University is Dr. John E. Endicott. Formerly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Endicott is an accomplished writer and educator. Dr. Endicott’s areas of specialization include all aspects of Japanese and Korean studies, Asian security studies, with special emphasis on the Korean Peninsula, American defence policy, and professional military education. His published books include Japan’s Nuclear Option (Author), The Politics of East Asia (Co-author), American Defence Policy (Co-Editor and Contributor), and Regional Security Issues (Co-author). A book on American foreign policy written by Endicott and two colleagues, U.S. Foreign Policy: History, Process, and Policy, was published in 2005. He received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in cooperation with Harvard University. In October 2010, Endicott was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctorate Honoris Causa) from the University of Toulouse, founded in 1229 in Toulouse, France, in recognition of his efforts to build a regime of international peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia. 


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John E. Endicott,
President Woosong University

Key facts:

- Student Enrollment: 7,037
- Full-time/Visiting Faculty: 2012
- Adjunct Faculty: 107
- Admin Staff: 35
- Teaching Assistants: 45