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Korean Council for University Education-Chairman’s Welcome

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Chairman’s Welcome


KCUE is committed to serving as a communication channel for development of university.

The KCUE has played a pivotal role in helping universities increase the level of autonomy and contribution to public good and promoting mutual cooperation between universities to ensure sound development of higher education.
I believe it is partnership for talent building and national development that make universities sustainable and reliable members of the community.
To ensure that Korean universities will wisely tackle pressing challenges and serve as a driver behind the development of society, the KCUE will focus on the following areas.




First, the KCUE will continue to serve as the central platform for coordination and consultation for member universities. Through efficient operation of various in-house councils, the KCUE will enhance its role as a consultative body that actively engages in dialogue with all universities, regardless of whether they are public or private, to build cooperative relationships.

Second, the KCUE is set to enhance its professional capabilities by developing and offering informative content on various topics such as key agenda and trends in higher education and best practices in Korea and abroad, so that universities can overcome the crisis resulting from a decline in the number of students. The KCUE will prepare professional diagnosis for the future to help establish more timely policies for higher education.

Third, the KCUE will make every effort to normalize school education and empower public education in order to minimize the ills of excessive competition for college admission. The KCUE is committed to upgrade its current initiatives such as “Teachers for Admission Counseling” that make college and career guidance and counseling an integral part of public education and help reduce individual spending on private education.

Fourth, the KCUE will implement a self-evaluation to ensure that autonomy and the quality assurance system can take a firm root in universities. In addition, the KCUE will improve the university accreditation system in a way that enables quality assurance and continuous quality improvement in higher education, increases educational performance and accountability, sharpens competiveness, encourages specialization and secures international compatibility in the global higher education market.

Fifth, the KCUE will widen cooperation with universities around the world to further raise the profile of Korean universities in the international community. The KCUE will make its best efforts to lay the ground for the internationalization of higher education especially on the internationalization of curriculum and promote world-class research and education and university accreditation.

Last but not least, the KCUE is committed to serving as a communication channel between the government and universities. The government and the society are calling on universities to pursue changes and innovation by way of restructuring or publicly financed projects. However, there are limitations that individual universities can directly take in the demand. The KCUE will serve as a channel of communication, which fully reflects the demand from universities and at the same time shapes government policies in the right direction.

Universities have different backgrounds of establishment, situations and objectives, depending on whether they are public or private, small or big in scale, located in or outside the Seoul Capital Area, or established for special purposes or not. Nevertheless, it is my firm belief, if we put our hearts and minds together, we can take Korean universities to a higher level.

Thank you.




April 8, 2016

Huh Hyangjin, Chairman
Korean Council for University Education