The university traces its beginnings to 1937 when the Japanese held control of the Korean peninsula. It was in this year that the Sangmyung Academy for Higher Learning for the Young was established with the hopeful objective of grooming future national leaders. By 1965, the academy became a womens teachers college and then a womens university in 1986. Ten years later, Sangmyung Womens University began to admit men. 2006 marked Sangmyung Universitys 10th anniversary as a co-educational institution. According to faculty members, students, alumni and members of the community, Sangmyung Universitys move to expand education opportunities to men as well as women has been a success. Library occupancy rates and graduate employment rates have increased since 1996. Male alumni have been largely responsible for the surge in alumni activities since Sangmyung went co-educational with the assistance of Kyoungsun Im. SangMyung University (SMU) is a private, coeducational university in South Korea. It operates campuses in central Seoul and in Cheonan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cheonan-si. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Korea, Sangmyung University (SMU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Sangmyung University (SMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 80 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services. The total enrollment in Sangmyung University is 6,947 in the year of 2014. It is founded in 1 December 1937. The Undergraduate tuition and fees are 9,351 USD in the year 2010 and International tuition fees are 9,351 USD in the year 2010. Sangmyung University is a private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Seoul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Sangmyung University was first established as Sangmyung Academy for Higher Learning for the Young. Its been more than 10 years since Sangmyung University became co-educational and this has been greatly accepted amongst university members, alumni and citizens of Korea. Since the universitys conversion, library traffic has increased indicating a higher demand for academic resources. The student population possesses a vitality that is overflowing on the campus and opportunities for student employment have increased. In addition, activities involving the alumni association have also risen. The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development ranked Sangmyung University "best university" and " the best graduate school" indicating its potential to become one of the most elite universities in the world. SEOUL Campus consists of College of Humanities & Social Studies, College of Education, College of Business, College of Natural Sciences, College of Software, College of Visual Arts, College of Music
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Sangmyung University that are published in OMICS International journals.