President 's Message

해가 지지 않는 Unique and Best University!”
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, established in 1954 under the founding spirit of “truth, peace, and creation,” marks its 60th anniversary this year in its endeavor to nurture talented individuals that contribute to the development of the nation and the prosperity of humanity.

With the goal of fostering future global leaders, HUFS has expanded its curriculum beyondthe45 language major courses, opening a range of new courses for both majors and liberal arts in the fields of regional studies, politics, economics, social studies, culture studies, and engineering, etc. In addition, we are striving to promote our students’ advances on the global stage by signing agreements on exchange programs with 554 universities and institutions from 88 countries around the world.

Going forward, we will continue to focus on nurturing globally competitive, talented individuals who can rise to the challenges of our era by continuously expanding our inter-disciplinary “convergence education” programs based on languages and regional studies, which are the university’s unique values. In addition, we will transform HUFS into a “university you want to visit” by creating a “university town” on our Seoul Campus and expanding the infrastructure for our Global Campus. Also, we will continue to work hard to ensure that our students take great pride in being members of HUFS, a “university you want to attend,” by offering them more opportunities for scholarships and overseas exchange programs.

We are proud of our 120,000 alumni, living and working all around the world, who have played key roles in the globalization of Korea. Still, we will not be complacent with our achievements. We will continue to devote our efforts to nurturing talents who are capable of going beyond the boundaries of different fields and are equipped with humanistic values and the global mindset which are demanded by our time.

Therefore, we encourage you to continue watching HUFS as we make a bold leap towards our future 100th anniversary as a “prestigious and influential ” university, building on our 60-yearlegacy and history.

We ask for your continued support and affection.
Thank you.

Jeong-Woon Park
12th President of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley, USA
M.A. in Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley, USA
M.A. in English Literature, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
B.A. in English Linguistics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea

Positions at HUFS:
12th President-Elect
Secretary-General, HUFS Overseas Alumni Association
Dean, College of English
Secretary-General, HUFS Alumni Association
Director, FLEX Center
Dean, External Affairs
Director, Language Research Institute
Chair, Department of English Linguistics
Chair, Department of English Education
Professor, Department of English Linguistics and Language Technology

Academic Career:
Chair, 7th International Conference on Construction Grammar
President, Discourse and Cognitive Linguistic Society of Korea
Co-Chair, 3rd Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics
Vice President, Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics Society

Professional Career:
Advisory Committee, Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security.
Member of the Examination Committee for the Civil Service, National Diplomat Selection, and National Bar Exams