Yeoju Institute of Technology

Yeoju Institute of Technology (or YIT) is a private higher educational institution in Yeoju County, southeastern Gyeonggi province, South Korea. As of 2012 the status of the institution has changed to a university. Several four-year programs have been established such as the school's nursing program. Yeoju University has begun to develop an international studies program. A big number of students from China, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and Burma have enrolled. These students mainly attend the college for Korean language training. Yeoju University is famous for its educational programs in Architecture, Civil engineering, Renewable energy development, Management and marketing.

Yeoju Institute of Technology
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Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYeoju Daehak
McCune–ReischauerYŏju Taehak

There are many "foreign instructors and professors" employed at institute. A small extension campus is located in neighboring Icheon City, at a Hyundai/ KCC plant. The school has a strong focus on automotive technology, but offers training in a variety of other fields, including ceramic design, a field which is of considerable economic importance in Yeoju and Icheon.

HistoryEdit

The school was established by the Dongshin Educational Foundation. Governmental permission was received in 1992. The school admitted its first entering class in March 1993. It was known at that time as Yeoju Industrial Technical College, taking its present name two years later in 1995. The first international sisterhood relationship was established in the intervening year (1994), with Salt Lake Community College in the United States.

Sister collegesEdit

In addition to Salt Lake Community College, YIT maintains relationships with schools in several countries. These include Houghton College and Utah Valley University in the United States, British Columbia Institute of Technology in Canada, the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, the University of Newcastle in Australia, Osaka Industrial University in Japan, and Kyung Hee University in Korea.

In addition, Yeoju Technical Institute in Tashkent (Uzbek: Toshkent shahridagi Yodju texnika instituti) in Uzbekistan was established in the cooperation with the Korean Yeoju Institute of Technology.[1] A joint venture in the form of a Limited Liability Company “Yeoju Technical Institute in Tashkent” started its operation from September 2018 on the basis of a license OT 0002 issued by the State Inspectorate for Supervision of Quality in Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.[2]

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