Ewha womans university was Korea’s first educational institute for women. It was founded in 1886 by Mary F. Scranton, an American missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school’s name “Ewha” was bestowed by Emperor Gojong (the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty, 1863~1907). The three virtues Ewha promotes are truth, goodness, and beauty. In 1910, a 4-year college course was established, but in 1943, during the Japanese colonial rule, the school was deprived of its name “Ewha” and was downgraded to a 1-year course institute. In 1945, when Korea became liberated from Japan, the school took back its name and at this time, Ewha Womans University was officially established. As of now, the university has 15 graduate schools, 11 colleges with 67 departments, and several research institutes.
The vision of Ewha Womans University is “Innovation Ewha: Leading Global Excellence,” Ewha pledges to bring together its expertise across all fields of study, taking up new challenges and fostering innovation to achieve global excellence.
The university collaborates with around 830 partners in 64 countries including Australian National University, Cornell University, Freie University of Berlin, Ghent University, Harvard University, Indiana University, King’s College London, Nanyang Technological University, Peking University, University of California, Irvine, University of British Columbia, University of Edinburgh, University of Hong Kong, Uppsala University, and Waseda University.
Among the women lawmakers appointed to the 19th National Assembly (2012-2016), 27.6% are Ewha alumnae. The only Korean university participating as a partner in the Harvard College in Asia Program (HCAP) and Ewha-Harvard Summer School Program. Produced the 6th highest number of successful candidates in National Judicial Exam and the 7th highest number in Civil Service Exam in 2013(ranked 5th in 2012). First among all private Korean universities in the number of citations per research paper in the 2012 Chosun-QS Evaluation of Asian Universities.
Ewha held the foundation ceremony of Hokma Liberal Arts College, the exclusive institution for general education as well as an academic forum at LG Convention Hall on Friday, December 4. Derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘wisdom,’ ‘getting wise,’ ‘diverse knowledge,’ Hokma does not simply mean theoretical knowledge, but rather practical wisdom. Ewha Womans University introduced the Korea-Massive Open Online Course (K-MOOC) service, so now everyone can enjoy Ewha’s high-quality lectures online free of charge. The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and EWHA Womans University intend to develop cooperative initiatives in genomics-based medical research. With the emergence of precision medicine, highlighted in U.S. President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech, researchers are taking an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment based on each patient’s unique genetic makeup.
Editors, Contributors and Speakers [
The following is the list of scholars from Ewha Womans University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences