Yonsei University has signed an agreement with Hanam city to establish Hanam smart city (SDG 11.3). As the original downtown and new downtown coexist in Hanam city, the stakeholders expect Hanam to become a balanced smart city by designing a structured city plan. Within the process, Yonsei University Smart City Convergence Service R&D Group, the only research institute in Korea in the field of smart city convergence service, is striving to foster core human resources in the smart city field, research and development, and industry-academic cooperation. Especially it will open and promote smart city curriculum as well as exchange in information and research activities.
Gangjin-gun is where Dasan Jeong Yak-yong, the best practical scholar in the late Joseon Dynasty selected as a UNESCO world cultural figure, had lived for 18 years of exile. Staying in Gangjin, Dasan created and vitalized tea culture by commercializing tea trees and benefiting the citizens. With his work, Gangjin-gun could be rich in historical tea data, however, its tea culture content is insufficient and not differentiated. Thus, Ganjin-gun asked for a consulting service that can modernize its representative tea content, where Yonsei University Institute of Korean Studies sought the importance of keeping cultural heritage. Yonsei provided consulting with 3 stages; to define and analyze Dasan culture, design specified roadmap, and program development based on professionals’ advice and community demands, which would greatly contribute to achieving SDG 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
Yonsei University Sinchon and International Campus pursue to establish an infrastructure for sustainable commuting transportation by encouraging to use of electric vehicles. In terms of sustainable practices targets, it relates to SDG 11.4.1 and 11.4.2, which will result from much more Yonsei community being accessible to electric vehicles as a sustainable commuting means.
Various pedestrian paths are installed at Yonsei University campus. Yonsei University's General Affairs Team restricts the passage of unnecessary vehicles to ensure pedestrian safety and right to pass, and only school-affiliated working vehicles and pre-authorized vehicles pass based on approval. Through this pedestrian priority policy, Yonsei contributes to SDG 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities by establishing a safe walkway on the campus for the public and community who access Yonsei.
Yonsei University Office of Property Management is in charge of managing buildings and facilities in the campus. Yonsei University has been continuously developing brownfields, renovating existing buildings, to ensure a safe and sustainable educational environment, as it has been since 1885. It completed the Business Management hall in 2015, the the Child Development Research Institute in 2020, and has contributed to SDG 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities through implementing continuous development.
Yonsei University shares its resources with local community and the public which is critical in the era of hyperconnectivity.
Yonsei contributes to local arts through number of public performances of university choirs / theatre groups / orchestras. This has greatly enhanced Yonsei University's brand power among the public.
Source: 금호아트홀연세 공연목록(2021) & RC 교육원
Yonsei University promotes more sustainable commuting and usage of public transportation such as the Shuttle bus, provision of parking slot for electronic vehicles, bicycle sharing programme and etc.
Sustainable commuting and transportation plays critical role in maintaining sustainability of the campus.
□신촌캠퍼스 전기차 충전시설 사용개시 안내
□신촌캠퍼스 자전거 보관소 및 전기차 충전소 현황
Yonsei University allows visitors to access the campus buildings, monuments and heritage landscapes of cultural significance without any charge. Visitors can apply for the campus tour (click) and also make reservations for museum exhibitions through the websites below.
Following are the notice for pepole visiting Yonsei University Museum and Yoondongju Memorial Hall. Admission to these two facilieis is free for all visitors and guests.
▶ Click here to view the campus maps of Yonsei University
As part of Yonsei University's commitment to expanding access to learning resources, both the Central Library on our Sinchon Campus and the Underwood Memorial Library on our International Campus welcome broader communities.
Especially, students from affiliated institutions (7 universities - Sogang University, Ewha Womans University, Hongik University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Hanyang University, Kyung Hee University) can access libraries and view academic materials.
Please refer to the following links for the details on the policies regarding the library access.
Yonsei University is committed to fostering a vibrant cultural landscape and preserving heritage through our extensive arts initiatives. In 2022, we organized over 300 performances, more than 30 performances open to the public and offered free of charge. These performances were a collaborative effort between College of Music and Kumho Art Hall.
We believe in the power of the arts to enrich our community and celebrate our cultural heritage. The full list of performances organized by College of Music and Kumho Art Hall is available via the provided external link (please click or tap "more" below).
The flyer below is one of the performances organized by College of Music last year which was open to the general public.
Yonsei University is deeply committed to the preservation and celebration of cultural heritage. Our dedication is reflected in our extensive efforts, including the organization of 26 exhibitions across multiple distinguished institutions within our university. These exhibitions were curated and displayed by the Yonsei University Museum, Yoondongju Memorial Hall, Kim Dae Jung Library, Institute of State Governance, Dongeun Medical Museum, and Wonju Museum.
These exhibitions, highlighting diverse aspects of cultural heritage, underscore Yonsei University's commitment to preserving and sharing the richness of our cultural legacy. For a comprehensive list of exhibitions and further information on the related programs, please refer to the external link provided (click or tap "more" below).
▲ Certificate by UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific - Inscription of Samguk Yusa: Memorabilia of the Three Kingdomgs (Pareun Edition), national cultural heritage owned by Yonsei University Museum
▶ Institute for Higher Education Innovation, Yonsei University supports student-led project on sharing North Korean culture (click, heritage of dispalced communities)
* Please refer to the page 82 of the aforementioned document.
▶ Excavation project (field trip) in Jeongseon Cave hosted by Yonsei University Museum (click, heritage of regional cultural heritage)
Yonsei University is committed to fostering sustainable commuting practices that prioritize environmental responsibility and community well-being. We recognize the significance of reducing our carbon footprint and promoting eco-friendly transportation methods. Our sustainable commuting policy encompasses a variety of initiatives aimed at encouraging and facilitating environmentally conscious travel to and from our campuses.
Yonsei University offers a range of sustainable commuting methods and facilities to support our community in making greener transportation choices - free shuttle buses, electric car charging stations and bicycles/electric vehicles parking lots. Please refer to the links below to check out the information on free shuttle buses.
▶ Shuttle bus routes (Sinchon Campus ↔ International Campus, Spring 2022)
▶ Shuttle bus routes (Sinchon Campus ↔ International Campus, Fall 2022)
* Vehicles designated for the people with disabilities are also available.
▶ Reserving seats for the shuttle bus (Sinchon Campus ↔ International Campus, click)
▶ Electric vehicles run in Yonsei University Health System (Click)
* Yonsei University Health System operates eco-friendly electric vehicles for visitors.
Please click or tap "more" below for the detailed information on sustainable commuting policies.
Following is the list of electric vehicle charging stations and parking (bicycles, automobiles) lots on campus.
Yonsei University is dedicated to fostering a safe and pedestrian-friendly environment across our campus. With a firm commitment to prioritizing the well-being and safety of our community members, we have implemented a comprehensive pedestrian priority policy.
Our campus main road stands as a testament to our dedication to pedestrian safety, designed with a pedestrian priority focus, offering a designated space that ensures the safety and convenience of individuals traversing the campus by foot. Furthermore, the recent completion of construction near the West Gate serves as an additional enhancement, reinforcing our commitment to pedestrian safety and accessibility.
Following are the photos of the main road and the West Gate which shows an institutional effort for pedestrian-friendly campus.
▶ Main road of the campus (백양로)
▶ Completion of construction to improve pedestrian safety (West Gate)
In 2022, a construction was conducted to enhance pedestrian safety by removing the security booth near the West Gate and expanding pedestrian walkways.