Receives Top 'S' Grade in Annual Evaluation of the University Innovation Support Project

- Recognition for Its Commitment to Students’ Choice of Majors and Mandatory AI Courses for All-

Sogang University proudly received the highest accolade, an 'S' grade, in the educational innovation category from the 2023 University Innovation Support Project conducted by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea.

The University Innovation Support Project is a government-backed initiative aimed at empowering universities to drive innovation, fostering creative talents who can proactively address the challenges that lie ahead. Currently, a total of 117 universities are actively participating in this program.

Sogang University has instituted a multi-major system without administrational limitations, allowing students to freely choose their departments, majors, and the number of courses they take. Moreover, the university introduced a student-design-major system to ensure their right to select their academic paths. This progressive approach enabled the university to cultivate creative and interdisciplinary talents.

Building on this strong foundation, with respect to the second cycle of the University Innovation Support Project, which commenced in 2022, the university has analyzed internal and external conditions and conducted surveys. As a result of this analysis, the university announced its goal of fostering promising talents capable of leading the 4th industrial revolution through self-direction and innovative thinking. The university continues to take the lead in various realms, such as education, research, and academic/industrial collaborations.

As a testament to our commitment, we have received outstanding evaluations in several key areas: ▲ Ensuring student's right to choose a major by establishing the Department of General Studies, ▲ Compulsory AI Courses, and ▲ Student-led Convergence Research Community. In particular, the establishment of the Department of AI General Studies is expected to substantially diversify the majors available to the students while supporting national objectives and the university's specialization ambitions.

Looking forward, the university plans to transition from a conventional lecture-based teaching model to an experiential learning system that places students at the core by ▲Introducing a research-oriented undergraduate course and ▲Establishing a new student-led convergence research community. In addition, the university is committed to reshaping academic programs and curricula to nurture self-directed, creative, and interdisciplinary talents who are well-prepared for the future.