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Through its various international programs enabling students to broaden their cultural perspectives while studying in a world-class learning environment, Dongseo University is quickly emerging as a Hub of Asia. Moreover, its vast global network including Europe and the Americas is helping DSU connect Asia with the whole world.
In a 2013 study by the British firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Chosun Ilbo, DSU was the only university in its region to rank in the top-50 for internationalization among Asian universities.
Dongseo University hosted the 11th AUPF in October, 2012. The Forum was attended by delegates from 68 institutions in 17 countries. In the “Busan Statement” issuing from the Forum, it was agreed that leaders of higher education in Asia should strive to promote programs aimed at developing multilingual competency, increasing understanding of cultural diversity, and nurturing creative abilities. Since AUPF 2012, many collaborative international programs aiming at these goals have been established through the AUPF network, offering students a wide range of new opportunities.
The ASP is a three-week credit-based program offering innovative perspectives on Asia. Participating students experience a highly international environment. Participating universities send leading professors to offer courses taught in English on relevant issues in Asia. Each of the courses taken may be applied toward a student’s graduation requirements at his or her home university. Dongseo University is a founding member and active participant in the Asia Summer Program. It was also host to ASP 2013 and ASP 2018, which included students and professors from 39 universities in 12 countries.
The Asian Film Academy is an educational program connecting young film students with film stars and industry professionals. It is jointly operated each year by the Busan International Film Festival organizing committee and Dongseo University. In 2013, twenty-four students from sixteen countries participated in workshops, master-classes, and lectures offered through the AFA. They also made two short films which were shown to the public as part of the world-renowned Busan International Film Festival.
Launched in 2013, DAIP offers students the chance to pursue independent research abroad. Teams travel together with a supervising professor to an Asian country of their choosing to conduct studies on a proposed topic. For 2019, these include the following: “Leadership in Global Health and Medical Tourism,” “Entertainment Visual Design,” and “IT Market Research and Developing Internet Game Contents,” to name just a few. The DAIP is run in connection with DSU’s international sister universities, which offer accommodation and facilitate academic and cultural understanding.
Campus Asia is an education consortium including Dongseo University in Korea, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China and Ritsumeikan University in Japan. It aims to create a new generation of leaders in humanities with a strong understanding of the cultures and languages of Korea, China, and Japan. Students from the three countries study together and share dormitory accommodations while completing a 30-week program at each university. They receive financial support for air fare as well as boarding and living expenses. Also, after completing their studies, the Campus Asia students are awarded a joint degree presented by the universities in the three countries.