The 2010 QS World University Ranking, published in the Chosun Ilbo on September 7, reported on the vast improvement in Ewha. This year the school ranked 348th, 49 ranks higher than last year. Globalization efforts accounted for 10 percent of the ranking.
In the JEDI university evaluation report for the year 2010, Ewha was highly credited for its globalization progress. Ewha ranked eighth in globalization efforts along with Yonsei University and came in ninth in English class ratio.
The report also focused on Ewha’s diversity: 388 international students from 53 countries are currently studying at Ewha as undergraduate and graduate students. The report also quoted the cafeteria as an example of Ewha’s globalization efforts, since the cafeteria notes the ingredients of every meal for those who abide by their culture’s culinary taboos
Ewha Global Partnership Program
One of the main reasons behind Ewha’s success and diversification as a global campus is the Ewha Global Partnership Program (EGPP).
EGPP was launched in 2006 with the goal of provide opportunities to foreign students in need. Qualified women from numerous developing countries are now studying at Ewha with full scholarships.
“The program commemorates the founding spirit of Mary Fletcher Scranton and gives back a part of Ewha that it has received from others,” Jeannie Choi, the program coordinator of the Office of Global Affairs (ODA), said.
According to the OGA, 91 students from 26 countries, including Afghanistan, Turkey, Nepal, Kenya and Vietnam were selected as EGPP recipients in 2010.
“Ewha is my second home and the root of my life,” Lhagwa Gerelmaa (Economics, 3), who came from Mongolia, said. “Ewha offers many challenges. I want to share my experience when I go back to my country.”