Welcome to HUFS Graduate School of International and Area Studies(GSIAS)
GSIAS was established in 1996 with great ambitions to cultivate prominent specialists both in international and area studies, by equipping them with competences in various international languages including english as well as in field expertise of politics, economy, sociey, culture, diplomacy and international trade. Our goals is to enable students to become leaders that compete and cooperate with international peers in the era of glocalisation
GSIAS offers courses combining training in politics and international relations, economy and trade, and society and culture, with a strong foundation of high proficiency in languages. Our programmes are geared towards providing rigorous yet practical knowledge and skills, and even experiences, such that all graduates, upon successful completion, will thrive as competent negotiators, organisers, and planners in the global arena.
After beginning its first lectures in March 1997 at nine area-specific departments, GSIAS has continuously expanded its fields of study by additionally establishing the Department of UPEACE in 2008 with dual-degree programmes with the UN University for Peace, the Department of International Development Studies in March 2010, and the International Cooperation Development master’s programme in September 2010 in close collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency.
Faculty members and students at GSIAS conduct research individually or affiliated with the twelve area-specific research institutes of HUFS. Furthermore, in March 2010, GSIAS opened its own research center - the Center for International Cooperation and Strategy (CICS) - to better meet the dynamic research demand on contemporary global problems.
As the Dean of GSIAS, I pledge along with my fellow GSIAS faculty members to fiercely pursue continued improvements of GSIAS programmes. While ceaselessly updating existing programmes, GSIAS will keep adding contemporary subjects such as official development assistance and green growth, additional programmes strengthening the global network for study abroad and internships, and more opportunities for scholarships and fellowships. We truly believe that, with us, you will find the education and training that you seek at its finest.
Welcome aboard the flagship of GSIAS. Make your dreams of influencing the Five Oceans and the Six Continents come true!
Sangmee Bak, Ph.D.