A Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies was originally founded in 1997 with four departments: American, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian Studies. To meet the changing nature of international relations in the 21st century, the School changed its name in 2001 to the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). The GSIS now consists of five departments with the addition of the Korean Studies Department.
This history of institutional development reflects Hanyang’s continual efforts to meet the demands of a dynamic world. Consistent with this mission, GSIS has established itself as an institution that continues to meet the challenges of today, training the international experts of tomorrow.
||The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies founded with master’s courses in American, Chinese, Japanese and Russian studies, as a government-sponsored graduate school
||The Asia-Pacific Research Centre (APRC) founded as part of the School, reorganized from the existing Sino-Soviet Research Centre
||The APRC designated as a Leading Research Centre by the Korea Research Foundation
||Doctoral courses introduced
||Master’s and doctoral courses in Korean studies introduced
||Renamed as the Graduate School of International Studies
||The APRC designated as a Research Centre for Primary Disciplines by the Korea Research Foundation