Dongduk Women's University (DWU) is a private university founded by Lee Suk Gu in Seoul, South Korea and is Korea's first private educational institute for women only, originated from Dongwon Girls School, founded with private capital in 1908.
DWU is composed of eight colleges, six departments, 18 majors, 16 departments of majors, and seven graduate schools. It has about 7,500 students and 350 faculty members.
DWU has concluded international exchange agreements with 23 universities in ten countries.
DWU offers study abroad programs. It has international exchange programs with 19 universities in eight countries, exchanging students and trainees every year.
The school opened as Dongduk Women's College, a four-year institution, in 1950. It moved to its present location in 1967. The college received permission to open a graduate school in 1980, and gained the status of a university in 1987. The most recent academic reorganization, resulting in the current structure, took place in 2003.
Also, DWU has produced more than 30,000 graduates who are making active contributions in various fields.
Undergraduate offerings at Dongduk Women's University are divided among the Division of Humanities (which provides courses of study in the liberal arts) and the university's eight colleges: the College of Humanities (which includes foreign-language courses), College of Social Science, College of Natural Science, College of Computer and Information Science, College of Pharmacy, College of Arts, College of Design, and College of Performance Arts.
Graduate offerings are divided between the general graduate school and several specialized graduate schools: Fashion, Information Science, Women's Development, Education, Performance Arts, and Obesity Research.