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University Social Responsibility at Yonsei University

Yonsei University has strived to seek the highest knowledge and produce talented next generation through quality education and rigorous research. As an extension of that commitment, the Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment (IGEE) was established through the collaboration of numerous organizations at Yonsei University in 2017. IGEE will contribute towards both the Korean society and the international community by encouraging creative collaboration with intelligent, human and material resources. The collaborative engagement of IGEE will offer a new dimension of social service to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and university social responsibility in Korea and overseas. Especially, the Ban Ki-moon Center for Sustainable Development mainly focuses on exploring effective and lasting solutions to accomplish the SDGs by the year 2030. The Center for Social Engagement supports every member of Yonsei University to apply his or her knowledge and expertise in the field of social contribution, providing education and training for students to thrive as servant leaders and global citizens. Furthermore, it also strives to make progress through continuing a wide range of domestic and international network related to social contribution.

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8 Students Activity for USR


The Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) is an annual international event where all stakeholders, including global leaders and experts, convene to collaborate towards accomplishing the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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2.One Team, One Task(OT²) Project

This project allows students from different majors to form teams to actively engage in sustainable development issues, tackle social problems and come up with their solutions. The program focuses on the SDGs and encourages students to approach the world’s challenges from an interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives.

4 Domestic mentoring program Dreamstart

3. Hope Expedition

This program focuses on increasing access to education for students in marginalized areas in Korea. Volunteer students from Yonsei participate in a summer camp during vacation to provide middle- and high-schoolers with various programs including learning support, mentoring and career exploration. All programs are designed by volunteer students themselves

5 Domestic mentoring program Hope expedition


Read more: www.igee.yonsei.ac.kr