SUNY K in the News
March 18, 2022
Dear Our Campus Community,
The year 2022 marks the 10th year of SUNY Korea – a moment in which we reflect on our past triumphs and look forward to growing further as a higher education institution.
Great minds and forerunners once dreamed of a mere idea of creating a truly international campus where competitive academic programs of world’s renowned universities are offered. By the work of many, the mere dream started to take shape in late 2000 and became the reality we can see and touch through the long-awaited establishment of SUNY Korea in 2012.
As the first American university established in Korea, SUNY Korea had to navigate through countless challenges to gain foothold with a single vision in mind – fostering leaders who can rise up to challenges of our time – and now, 10 years later, we begin to bear witness to the fruits of the journey.
SUNY Korea’s student body has grown from dozens in 2012 to 1,336 as of Spring 2022, where over 40 countries are represented, across 5 departments from Stony Brook University and 2 departments from Fashion Institute of Technology, and it is set to expand its program offerings with an addition of the Department of Electric and Computer Engineering in Fall 2022. At the moment, over 500 SUNY Korea alumni are located around the globe, each making their own unique impact.
SUNY Korea will have a 10-year celebration week on the 3rd week of June 2022 where the SUNY Korea community – students, faculty, administration, and staff – will come together to celebrate it with officials from the State University of New York, Stony Brook University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Korean government offices, and others joining us throughout the week. The week will be decorated with various events including an academic symposium, a fashion show, the Spring 2022 Commencement, and student events.
It is such a privilege to find ourselves in this unprecedented moment to honor the past, celebrate our present, and envision our future. Please join us and celebrate the year together.
Arthur H. Lee
President of SUNY Korea
SUNY Korea and Jones International Christian School (JICS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 to establish a collaborative relationship to promote academic achievement and college readiness for students of JICS.
The MoU was signed by Arthur H. Lee, President of SUNY Korea, and Mindy Lee, Principal of JICS, in agreeance of collaboration with organizing educational programs for students and parents, developing various community engagement prog
Linda Kim, an FIT professor, has participated in two global exhibitions this summer: 2023 SFTI-Piattaforma Moda International Exhibition in Milan and 2023 International Fashion Art Exhibition in Stockholm.
The 2023 SFTI-Piattaforma Moda International Exhibition took place in Milan, Italy from July 6th-8th. The Korean Society of Fashion & Textile Industry and Piattaforma Sistema FormativoModa ETS (Piattaforma) co-hosted this international exhibition, with the theme of ‘Making Fashion
SUNY Korea is proud to recognize students’ achievements. Here are some notable achievements by our graduates and currently enrolled students.
Prince-David Malendel, who graduated in Fall 2021 at SUNY Korea with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, achieved his Master’s Degree in Stony Brook and secured a position at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) as an Associate Staff Mechanical Engineer. BNL is known for winning seven Nobel Prizes and 37 R&D Aw
Last Friday, the State University of New York, Korea (Stony Brook University and Fashion Institute of Technology) held its 2023 Fall Convocation Ceremony in Songdo, Incheon.
A total of 231 new students took part in this ceremony. Welcoming remarks and congratulatory speeches were given by SUNY Korea President Arthur H. Lee, Executive Director of SUNY Korea Dr. Imin Kao, and FIT Professor and Chair of Fashion Business Management Vincent Quan. The Convocation Ceremony also included an
SUNY Korea Spring 2023
Commencement Ceremony and FIT AAS Exhibition
* 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony at the IGC Auditorium
The State University of New York, Korea hosted its Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 16 in Songdo, Incheon. A total of 68 students from the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Business Management, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology Management majors of Stony Brook University, and 85 students from the Fashion Design and
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