Incheon Global Campus (IGC), The Best Global Education Hub in Northeast Asia
Incheon Global Campus is a national project established by the Korean government and Incheon Metropolitan City, to innovate the education system of Korea and to nurture next generation of global leaders in the fields of education, economics, industry, culture and arts. With an investment of USD 1 billion, the global campus will host ten of the world’s prestigious universities.
Universities at IGC are “extended campuses” of which graduation assessment and educational management are run by their home campuses. The home campuses are also in charge of appointing faculty members, and students spend one year at the home campus to complete their degrees. Upon graduation, students are awarded the same degree as their counterparts at the home campus.
At Universities on Incheon Global Campus, you can
Earn the same degree as students at the home campus
A student who has successfully completed the program at a university of IGC will receive the identical degree to the one on the home campus.
Take the same educational curriculum and program as the home campus
Universities at the IGC are “extended campuses” of universities whose graduation assessment and educational management are run by their home campuses. The curriculum and program you will take on IGC are also identical to those on the home campuses.
Learn from excellent faculty members appointed by the home campus
Faculty members on the extend campus are from their home campus, and those from outside their home campus are recruited with strict employment requirements. Every class on IGC is taught in English.
Study one year on the home campus
IGC students are required to spend one year studying at their university’s home campus. This exchange complements the truly global education our students receive and provides them with invaluable opportunities to experience academic life on the home campus. Our students come from varied countries and cultural backgrounds. One of the best parts of studying on IGC is the opportunity to learn in a dynamic atmosphere with a culturally diverse student body. Such friendships made on IGC will last a lifetime.
Progress in IGC Development
|August 17, 2007||Decided to build an educational hub in Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ)|
|July 25, 2008||Stony Brook University (SUNY) signed the final agreement to open its campus|
|March 26, 2009||Established a special purpose entity named|
|May 20, 2009||Groundbreaking ceremony to build the global campus|
|July 31, 2009||Initial phrase construction in Zone 1 and 2 started|
|February 23, 2012||Incorporated Songdo Global University Foundation|
|March 3, 2012||SUNY Korea opened|
|March 19, 2012||held an official opening ceremony|
|July 8-19,2013||FIT held summer program|
|March 10,2014||George Mason University Korea opened|
|September 1, 2014||Ghent University Global Campus and The University of Utah Asia Campus opened|
|March 2, 2015||Changed the name to the Incheon Global Campus|
|December 29, 2015||Construction of ZONE 3 completed|
Strong support from Korean government - Advance base for the global education market
Best Global Education Hub in NE Asia with 10 world’s prestigious universities
Anchor for NE Education Market
Easy access to China, Japan, India, and Asian countries
Globalization of education
Advantage of cluster of industry-academiaR&D for student recruitment and job opportunity
Synergy effect through cooperation between universities
Advantage of competitive education cost
Strong Support from Korean Government
Financial, operation, and facilities support
Autonomous operation by hosted university
Participation in government R&D programs