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NO.292 12.06.2016

Kyung Hee University and Ecole Polytechnique Dual Graduate Degree Program

Kyung Hee University and École Polytechnique, a prestigious engineering university in France, are running a dual graduate degree program that grants a master’s degree from both universities


This program was established in 2007 as part of an international academic and technological exchange initiative in the area of electronic display. This year five Kyung Hee students are studying at École Polytechnique in the dual graduate degree program.


Beside the dual degree program, the Kyung Hee Department of Information Display and École Polytechnique are also jointly operating an undergrad exchange research program based on the memorandum of understanding for academic exchange initially signed in 2004. On November 3, 2016, Kyung Hee University and École Polytechnique agreed to renew the MOU for another five years and expand cooperation between the two universities. The renewal ceremony was attended by President In-won Choue and President Jacques Biot of École Polytechnique.


The dual graduate degree program requires one year of study at Kyung University and then a year and half of study at École Polytechnique to receive master’s degree from both universities, provided that the student successfully completes all required courses.


The undergrad exchange research program runs during summer break every year. It first started in 2006 and students spend four weeks at École Polytechnique to further their areas of specialty and to experience the unique atmosphere and academic environment of the world-renowned university.


The Department of Information Display has annually been sending three to five graduate students to École Polytechnique and 17 to 40 undergrad students as part of the undergrad exchange research program. Currently the total aggregate number of graduate students who participated in the dual graduate degree program is 41; 314 undergrad students have completed the undergrad exchange research program.

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