Open Cyber University of Korea is the first cyber university in Korea.
OCU is the first four-year cyber university, and was established by a consortium consisting
of 14 leading universities and organizations in March 2001 after a two-and-a-half-year trial operation period.
In the 21st century, we live in a knowledge-based society built on fast-developing information communication technology (ICT). This society desperately needs new education systems to help us adapt to and lead change. OCU was founded by a consortium in which various universities and organizations participated to fulfill these changing expectations for education and realize a truly open and lifelong education armed with professionalism.
OPEN CYBER UNIVERSITY OF KOREA
the operation policy for cyber universities was announced
by the Ministry of Education
two and a half years of trial operation
of cyber university
launch of Korea’s
first cyber university
Consortium consisting of 14 leading universities and organizations in Korea
OCU has been in the forefront of cyber university education. OCU organized a consortium composed of 14 universities : Sungkyunkwan University as a leader, Gangneung-Wonju National University(formerly Gangneung University), Kongju National University, Dongduk Women’s University, Pukyong National University, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Sungshin University, Soonchunhyang University, Yong In University, Inje University, Inha University, Jeju National University, Chung-Ang University and Chungbuk National University,, along with the JoongAng Ilbo and Youngsan Information and Communication, actively promoting exchanges such as credit transfer and opening of related courses. According to the "3rd Education Reform Tasks" in 1996, the MOE's operation policy for cyber universities, OCU was selected as the first model school of the cyber university program in Korea on February 12, 1998. During the two-and-a-half-year trial operation period, OCU acquired know-how in school operation, established a stable lecture system and secured quality educational contents. In recognition of the stringent and meticulous school operation record, OCU was officially opened with the name Open Cyber University (OCU) in March 2001, based on which OCU is Korea's first cyber university.To renew and confirm itself as a new leader among global distance universities, OCU created a new brand and renamed itself the Open Cyber University of Korea(OCU) in July 2016.