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SUNY Stony Brook to open campus in Incheon

Stony Brook University, also known as the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, will open a campus in the Songdo International Business District in Incheon next March, making it the first university from the U.S. to be located in Korea.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announced yesterday that it has given final approval to SUNY-SB after examining the operating plan of establishing SUNY Korea in Songdo. The plan was submitted at the end of last year.

The SUNY Korea campus will operate two departments for master’s and doctorate programs - computer science and technology and society - and will have up to 407 students.

The university will soon start admission procedures, according to the Ministry of Education.

“We expect economic effects such as attracting foreign investments as well as decrease difference in income and expenditure of studying abroad programs through locating international universities in Korea,” said an Education Ministry official. “Locating a university from a developed country will contribute to the strengthening of the global competitiveness of Korea’s education service,” the official said.

SUNY-SB was established in 1957 and ranks 99th in a listing of national universities in the U.S., according to the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report, considered the premier ranking of colleges in the United States.

Yoon Young-ki, deputy director of the global talent cooperation team at the Ministry of Education said, “SUNY Korea will start off with a graduate school but the president of the university is also considering adding undergraduate courses as well.”

Currently, Korea has two international university campuses: the Netherland’s STC Korea and Germany’s FAU in Gwangyang in South Jeolla and Busan, respectively.


By Yim Seung-hye [sharon@joongang.co.kr]


한글 관련 기사 [연합]

미국 뉴욕주립대 스토니브룩, 한국캠퍼스 설립

내년 3월부터 석박사과정 운영…정원 407명

미국 뉴욕주립대학교 스토니브룩(SUNY)이 미국 대학으로는 최초로 국내에 캠퍼스를 마련, 내년 3월 개교한다.

교육과학기술부는 뉴욕주립대학교 스토니브룩의 캠퍼스 운영계획을 검토한 결과 인천송도경제자유구역 내 한국 캠퍼스(SUNY Korea) 설립을 최종 승인했다고 14일 밝혔다.

한국 캠퍼스는 컴퓨터과학 및 기술과사회 2개 과의 석박사과정을 운영하는 대학원대학(정원 407명)으로 운영되며, 내년 3월 개교를 위해 곧 학생 모집을 시작할 예정이다.

교과부는 "한국 캠퍼스 설립을 통해 외국인 투자유치와 유학수지 개선 등의 경제적 효과를 기대한다"며 "선진국 대학 유치가 국내 교육서비스의 글로벌 경쟁력 강화에 기여할 것"이라고 말했다.

뉴욕주립대학 스토니브룩은 1957년에 설립됐으며 2010년 뉴욕타임스가 선정한 미국 공립대학교 순위에서 2위를 차지하는 등 미국 상위권 주립대학으로 평가받고 있다.

현재 국내에는 네덜란드의 STC Korea와 독일의 FAU대학이 캠퍼스를 운영하고 있으며 설립 승인을 받은 미국 대학은 뉴욕주립대학교 스토니브룩이 유일하다.

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