The Cyber University of Korea
is a four-year university accredited by the Ministry of Education
under the Higher Education Act.
The Cyber University of Korea carries on the founding spirit and ideals of education of the Korea Choongang Education Foundation (Korea University), the school’s foundation, in cyberspace.
The Cyber University of Korea (CUK) was established in 2001 by Dr. Byung Kwan Kim, the former chairman of the Korea Choongang Education Foundation. It carries on the educational philosophy of Sung Soo Kim, the founder of Korea University, also known by his pen name ‘Inchon’. CUK, the first cyber university in Korea, has played a pioneering role in the country’s higher education landscape. It held, for the first time by a cyber university, an online university academic forum in 2003, implementing its next-generation education information system with Microsoft Korea, and developing the “Caregiving Training Program” with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) in 2010. In addition, CUK has opened new horizons in cyber education, having been selected as a specialized university by the Ministry of Education. CUK created the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2013; then, the Department of Korean Language and the Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering. CUK, the living history of cyber education in Korea, is leading the new paradigm of online higher education.
CUK plans not only to carry on the reputation of Korea University and become a leading cyber university, but also to take a leap into becoming a ‘top 10’ university by going beyond the boundaries of a cyber university. To do this, CUK will strive to attain the highest ranks in the categories of employees’ preference, curriculum, and corporate satisfaction. It will become an “international role model” for cyber universities by forging ten global partnerships.