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Spirit & Philosophy

Truth Freedom
Mission Statement
Yonsei University is dedicated
to educate future leaders of
our society in the spirit of Christianity,
fostering a strong and lasting
commitment to
the principles of truth and freedom.
“If you hold to my teaching,
you are really my disciples,
then you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free”
[John 8:31-32]
Philosophy
Yonsei University serves as the "alma mater" of all arts and sciences to nurture leaders who will contribute to the Korean and international society, in the ecumenical spirit of Christian teaching epitomized in its motto of “truth and freedom.” Yonseians will inherit mankind’s cultural legacy, and lead academic development through creativity and critical thinking. We will also serve others with an open heart, and contribute to the prosperity of the mankind. With these missions, we Yonseians will demonstrate our leadership to realize the Yonsei spirit globally.