Welcome to Dongguk University.

Dongguk University is a Buddhist university founded by Buddhist pioneers in the spirit of educational patriotism trying to get their country back through education. Starting from Myungjin School, Dongguk University has developed into Buddhist Higher Education Institution , Central Education Institution , Central Buddhist Professional School, Hyehwa College and has suffered unhappiness of the forced closure by Japan, but it has a proud history that it encountered the liberation without submitting. In 1946, the school changed its name to Dongguk University and was promoted to a university in 1953, having the status today. Dongguk University is leading our society as a prestigious university that has produced over 300,000 talented people in various fields including religion, politics, economy, society, education and culture during the past history and Korea’s only Buddhist university. Following the will of Buddhist pioneers, we are to make it stronger and to leap toward the world as a world-class university with the world.

Recently, as the internal and external environments surrounding the university have become increasingly difficult, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is requiring more changes and innovations, and global competition is also accelerating. Leading and leading these changes and missions of the times, Dongguk University has the preparation and ability to bring forth talented people required by the times/

Based on the vision of ‘Global Dongguk respected for its contribution’, I will develop Dongguk University while practicing 'Strengthening founding philosophy capacity,' 'Strengthening sustainable management capacity,' Strengthening education contribution capacity’, ‘Strengthening research contribution capacity’ under the slogan of ‘Energize Dongguk’. We will strive to be the 'one of Top 100 Universities in the World' by raising talented people required by the nation and society and devoting itself to the promotion of happiness for the nation and mankind. Please watch Dongguk University, which is preparing for the future and leading change.

I wish all of you Buddha's merciful light.

Thank you.

President of Dongguk University Yoon, Sung Yee



General career

  • 2000-at presentProf. of Dept. of Food Industrial Management in Dongguk University
  • 2011-2013A Member of Commission of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Technology
  • 2011~2013A Co-representative of Local Food Korea
  • 2013~2015Director of Human Resource Development Institute of Dongguk University
  • 2014~2017Chief Director of Consumer Cooperative of Dongguk University
  • 2016~2017Director of Korea Buddhist Temple Forest Research Institute
  • 2017~2019Dean of Office of Graduate School in Dongguk University

Research career
(the latest 5 years)

  • A study of drawing the preliminary feasibility evaluation factors for agricultural convergence facility model and analyzing the priority (Social Science Research, 2018)
  • A study of biomass recycling complex project model (Social Science Research, 2015)
  • An analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions of an empirical complex with the development of clean energy farming system (Korean Association of Organic Agriculture, 2015)
  • An analysis of economic feasibility of advanced glass greenhouse through new renewable energy convergence
    (Korean Association of Organic Agriculture, 2014)
  • An analysis of the influence of the fuel conversion to new renewable energy in agriculture on facility horticulture
    (Korean Association of Organic Agriculture, 2014)
  • An analysis of economic feasibility of cultivation-under-structure with the introduction of new renewable energy: focused on the comparative analysis on wood pellets, geothermal heat, and diesel (Korean Association of Organic Agriculture, 2014)

Main project activities in and out of school

  • Analysis of the economic feasibility of eco-friendly products and the development of TCA method
    (Korea Accreditation Board, 2000-2002)
  • Total Cost Analysis (TCA) for the development of eco-friendly products
    (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, 2002-2004)
  • The development of the organic agriculture standard model with natural-circulation type
    (Agricultural Research & Development Promotion Center, 2003-2006)
  • The development of provincial eco-friendly agricultural complex modeling & operation program (Korea Agricultural and Rural Infrastructure Corporation, 2005)
  • The establishment of the empirical complex (Biopia) model for agriculture, forestry, and livestock biomass recycling and the development of business guidelines (Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 2011-2014)
  • Knowledge-based environment service human resource education project (Dongguk University Industry-Academia Cooperation Foundation, 2012-2015)

Awards and social contribution

  • Proud Dongguk Buddhist Prize (2014)
  • Dongguk Excellent Researcher Prize (2014)
  • Dongguk University 10-year Continuous Service Prize (2011)

Contribution to national (corporate) development

  • Proposed the development technology of Korean agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, and deliberated budgets as a member of Commission of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Technology
  • Completed DreamPath for the first time in Korea as the Director of Human Resource Development Institute of Dongguk University, so as to make it possible to manage all programs including extra-curriculum programs from students’ entrance to their graduation
  • Designed and performed “the establishment of provincial eco-friendly agricultural complex” as the contract project of Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, so as to distribute sustainable agriculture to the nation and complete and spread agricultural regional system
  • Contributed to promoting Korean companies’ introduction of the environmental technology, system and management as a chairperson of awarding committee for Korean Green Management Contest and Korean Environmental Management Contest
  • Contributed to improving the value of Buddhist temple forest through research on the management, ecological preservation and cultivation of temple forest as a director of Korea Buddhist Temple Forest Research Institute

International activities

  • Achieved cooperation, technology exchange, and policy development related to convention on climate change in North East Asia, as a core member of BESETO (Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo)
  • Contributed to drawing more attention to the international society’s environmental conservation through nationwide tour conferences of the energy policy on climate change convention as a member of Japanese Research Institute of Energy Economy
  • Contributed to the global standardization of Korean organic agriculture as a member of the arrangement committee of International Organic Agriculture Expo in Uljin-gun and Gwoisan-gun
  • Promoted Korean organic agriculture in the international society through international academic conferences as a president of Korean Association of Organic Agriculture