Korea University, celebrating its centennial in 2005, is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in Korea. Located in the heart of Seoul, Korea University's visions educate global leaders to guide the world into the 21st century. In addition to guaranteeing an infrastructure that supports top notch education and research on a par with the "top 100 universities in the world," the education, research and undergraduate system endeavor to meet the global standards.
Furthermore, the educational goals conform to the global scope of training gifted and talented people. Through building a global network and campus globalization, Korea University continues to produce graduates to lead the global society.
School of Electrical Engineering is a driving force for industrial development and has laid the foundation for the emerging information technology. The School aims at producing professional electrical engineers who can adapt well to the rapidly changing global environment with leadership and creativity. Since its establishment in 1966, the school has built its reputation for the best possible education and research achievement in the fields of electrical engineering. It was designated as the most promising school among electrical and electronic engineering colleges in the 2000 poll by the Korea Council for University Education and the 2001 poll by Joongang Daily News.
The school was also selected for the government-funded information technology project (BK21) and currently receives about 3 billion won (US$ 3 million) for research fund every year. After securing a stable funding source for research capacity, faculty and graduate students have made greater achievements in various areas including semiconductor, circuit design, MEMS, nanotechnology, control, automation, intelligence system, signal processing, multimedia, computer, electrical energy, power electronics and communications. Research projects undertaken by the school's faculty have resulted in papers published in leading scientific and engineering journals as well as in papers presented to hundreds of renowned international conferences and scientific symposia.
Undergraduate students have shown their excellence in various technology competitions by demonstrating their skills fostered in the course and student-run clubs. The curriculum for the undergraduate students covers a broad spectrum of topics including electric power production, semiconductor, ASIC, VLSI design, ultra-high frequency, mobile communications, computer, robotics, automatic control systems. In addition to these subjects, faculty and graduate students are conducting pioneering research activities in such areas as advanced electromagnetic field theory, HDTV, optical communications, thin-film semiconductors, fuzzy logic, and direct energy conversion.