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Welcome to the Yonsei University School of Social Welfare

 

Since the Yonsei University School of Social Welfare was founded in March 2001, we have been playing a key role in the advance of research in the field of social welfare. Starting in the year of 2006, SSW was selected as a Brain Korea 21 project institution, exerting every effort to keep the highest level of education and research. After being selected as BK21 program institute, we were evaluated as the best social welfare school in Korea.

 

Recently, Korean society has gone through radical changes as globalization, polarization, low fertility rate and family disorganization. It is also time for the field of social welfare to make changes. Therefore, in terms of overall social changes, the Yonsei University School of Social Welfare is putting a great deal of effort to cultivate leaders who can bring advances in social welfare worldwide as well as in Korea.

 

We are also cultivating global leaders in the social welfare field by keeping pace with the era of globalization. For this purpose, we have engaged visiting professors from leading universities abroad and extended the opportunities for overseas education for students who are enrolled in the master’s and doctoral programs. Furthermore, we have continued overseas recruitment activities in order to attract excellent foreign students.

 

We appreciate your consistent cooperation and interest in Yonsei SSW. We continuously make every effort to make Korean society a better place though our advanced education programs and research activities.  

 

 

                       

The School of Social Welfare was established in March 2001 to actualize "serving community and society" that is the founding spirit of Yonsei University. Under the mission, the school has pursued to provide systematic training and specialized study for advanced social work practice. The school follows an academic tradition using a critical inquiry along with an emphasis on the use of examined knowledge and skills in developing professional intervention methods.
In education programs, the school offers full-time two-year master program (M.S.W. degree), doctoral program (Ph.D. degree), and one-year research program (certificate in research). All the programs are designed to strengthen students with the most up-to-dated and advanced knowledge and skills regarding social welfare through practical research and field education.
The brief history of Yonsei School of Social Welfare is as follows.
1885
1915
1946
1950
1957
1980
1984 
1994
1996
2001
2002
2003
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2005 
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2006
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2009
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2015
2017
Severance Medical School was established.
Yonhee College was established.
Yonhee College was upgraded to the status of university.
The Graduate School was first introduced.
Yonsei University was established.
Department of Social Work was established.
Graduate Program of Department of Social Work was established within the graduate school.
Department of Social Work changed its name to Department of Social Welfare
Graduate Social Welfare Program for part-time students was offered within the Graduate School of Public Administration.
The School of Social Welfare was established. Dr. Dong-Bae Kim served as the first Dean and Dr.Jae-Sung Choi served as the first Associate Dean.
Combined courses for master and doctoral students are provided.
Dr. Hye-Kyong Lee served as the 2nd Dean and Dr. Jae-Yop Kim served as the 2nd Associate Dean.
Dr. Jin-Soo Kim served as the 3rd Associate Dean.
Dr. Ick-Seop Lee served as the 3rd Dean and Dr. Chul-Hee Kang served as the 4th Associate Dean.
Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Social Welfare Policy was established in Graduate School.
The school was selected as a recipient of the 2nd Brain Korea Project under the title of "New Risks and New Welfare in Korea"
Dr. Ick-Seop Lee served as the 4th Dean.
Dr. Jae-Yop Kim served as the 5th Dean and Dr. Soo-Chan Choi served as the 5th Associate Dean.
Dr. Jae-Yop Kim served as the 6th Dean.
Dr. Jae-Sun Choi served as the 7th Dean and the school was selected as a recipient of the Brain Korea Project
Dr. Jin-Soo Kim served as the 8th Dean.
Dr. Chul-Hee Kang served as the 9th Dean.