Ewha Womans University
higher education institution in South Korea.
Ewha Womans University - Description
The history of Ewha traces back to 1886 when American missionary Mary F. Scranton began classes for women in Seoul, the capital of Korea. Since its first class, Ewha’s pioneering efforts have led to its becoming the first educational institute for women and the first government-accredited four-year university in Korea. Ewha has now grown into one of Korea’s most prestigious schools and the world’s largest women’s university with nearly 25,000 students and 987 faculty members within 11 colleges, 15 graduate schools, and 66 research institutes. In 2013, Ewha ranked 1st among Korean universities in CWTS Leiden Ranking and in the number of law clerks produced, and produced the highest number of women executives in Korea’s top 100 companies. Ewha also became the first Korean university to sign a university-industry collaboration agreement with the multinational chemical corporation Solvay in 2011 for a total investment of 21.5 million dollars. The global headquarters of Solvay’s R&D center has been built at Ewha to establish the joint research infrastructure and cultivate new talents to lead the future of science. Ewha hopes to continue serving the women of the world in realizing their dreams and exploring new opportunities.
Description of Ewha Womans University
Ewha’s origin dates back to 1886 when classes began with a single student under the tutelage of the American missionary Mary F. Scranton, which launched a proud and unprecedented history of educating korean women, which fostered a sprit of challenge and determination that delivered a series of unique and outstanding achievement. Ewha comprises 12 colleges, 15 graduate schools, and 25,000 students, and each year has produced 3,500 graduates with bachelor’s degree, 2,000 with master’s degree and 200 with doctoral degrees. As Korea’s first educational institution for women, Ewha ha now grown into the largest women’s university in the world. Continuing to take te lead in writing a brighter future, Ewha is eager to make history as global leader throughout the coming century under th vision of “Innovation Ewha: Leading Global Excellence”