Many challenges must be overcome to achieve the sustainable future for humanity. The Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment is committed to contributing to the sustainable development in all corners of the globe by engaging collaboratively with the field, communities and diverse expertise, promoting education for sustainable future and providing solutions and actions for sustainable development through academic research and reflection.
Past, Present, and Future
From Jejungwon came Yonhee College and Severance Medical University; and in 1957 the two merged to become Yonsei University. Committed to its core principles of Truth and Freedom, Yonsei is continuously rising to become a world-class university that contributes to the development of the Korean society, and advancing the standards of university education and research. Yonsei University Health System, as a leading medical institution in Korea, has also been constant in providing healthcare for the Korean people, and by achieving the harmonious development of education, research, and medical care, is striving unceasingly to fulfill its mission: “ W ith the love of God, free humankind from disease and suffering.” The history of Yonsei is a history that has been deeply engaged in the needs of our society. Now through the Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment, Yonsei will do all it can for the sustainable development of the world. Then the values of Yonsei, to serve and enrich communities, will be transferred to others, and new histories like Yonsei will be made.