Busan University of Foreign Studies was founded in 1981 by the late Chung Tae-sung. His philosophy for education was that young intellectual minds must become leaders internationally. Busan University of Foreign Studies was founded as a college for studying foreign languages in April 1982 with its first students studying English, French, Japanese, Chinese, German, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. Through the 1980s, the college expanded its programmes and finally became a university in 1991. As of 2009, Busan University of Foreign Studies has academic exchange program agreements with 94 universities in 24 countries. It's published in May in 1994 Quarterly Pusan International Forum. Busan University of Foreign Studies, often shortened to BUFS, romanized as Pusan University of Foreign Studies before 2011, is a private, Christian university in Busan, the Republic of Korea, which specializes in teaching foreign languages. BUFS consists of 7 colleges, four graduate school programs, and nine research institutes. The language portion of the school is structured in three of the colleges: College of English, Japanese, and Chinese, College of Occidental Studies, and College of Oriental Studies. In addition to English, other Western languages offered include French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and German. Eastern languages in addition to Japanese and Chinese include Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Burmese, Hindi, Arabic, Turkish, and Uzbek. The university also provides programs of study in international studies, Korean language and literature, international law, international business, and IT.