The World Class University (WCU) project
is a higher education subsidy program of the Korean government,
which invites international scholars who possess advanced research
capacities to collaborate with Korean faculty members and establish
new academic programs in key growth-generating fields.
Focus is placed on supporting new growth-generating technologies
that will spearhead national development. The ministry will
give priority to inter-disciplinary studies that consolidate
the fields of basic sciences and humanities & social sciences
which will contribute to national, social and academic development.
The School of Space Research is established at Kyung Hee University
(SSR/KHU) in 2009 by this WCU project of “Space Exploration
in Lunar Orbit” that was granted by the Korean Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology (MEST) through the nation-wide competition.