The Graduate School of Public Health, accredited by the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea January 24, 1977, has taken long strides as an institute for public health education since its foundation. The number of students was 20 at the time of foundation. Now it has 350 students out of whom 300 students are enrolled for the M.P.H. degree and 50 in the Health and Environmental Executive Program.
Their qualification is nationally in the highest level. What impresses me most with the faculty. These are only some of the changed aspects of the 23-year-old graduate school. And such development is due to the unlimited support and dedications that all the faculty, students and alumni have given together with the Christian spirit.
At the entrance of the 21st century, the world lies in the turbulent changes that can be summarized as globalization and information-oriented society.
As for the health industry, its significance is emphasized more and more because of the increasing need for the healthy life, the changing disease patterns and the expansion of its related fields. As a result, the field of public health requires the unprecedented specialization and diversity in the 21st century.