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The Graduate School of Water Resources, Sungkyunkwan University was founded in 2013 for the pupose of cultivating talents in the field of water resources to cope with to the rapid growth of world water industry. The Graduate School of Water Resources, being operated with the financial support of the Korean Government, aims to build a new model of education in the field of water resources and cultivate professionals with global competitiveness.


GWI(Global Water Intelligence) has forecasted that 5.6 % annual average growth of the world water market shall be continued from approximately 480 billion dollars in 2010 to 870 billion dollars in 2025. As the water industry emerges as the blue gold industry, innovative technologies in relation to the water have been developed. Integration of the traditional water management technologies such as ICT, BT, and NT are accelerating. Not only the technologies but also the paradigms for water management are changing. Sustainable development and eco-friendly management of water resources are being stressed. We believe that postgraduate level education is essential to cultivate professionals who can integrate various water related disciplines to deal with the changing paradigms in water industry and water management under changing environment.


We would promise to make continuous efforts to produce global talents to lead the field of water resources home and abroad in the near future. Finally, we would like to ask for your interest, love and support for the Graduate School of Water Resources.


Contact Us
  • Location:
     #27212, 2F,
     Engineering Building II
  • Address:
    2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (16419)
  • Telephone:
  • E-mail: sky171@skku.edu
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Department in Detail
1. Courses and Curriculums
The Graduate School of Water Resources (GSWR) diversifies contents of education such as water resources management, ICT, water policy and economy, etc., in addition to the engineering field of water resources and the water environment. The Graduate School shall aim to build close cooperation systems with industry so that needs of the industrial world may be reflected to the education program.
2. Facilities, Resources and Funding
The Graduate School of Water Resources (GSWR) will be supported by government finance to the sum of 500 million won anually, according to the MOU (November, 2012), between Sungkyunkwan University and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.


3. Entrance Quota

The Graduate School of Water Resources has an entrance quota of, 20 for master's degree and 10 for doctoral degree (total 30), so that faculties can take more care about the student's study, career, and life.

Why Choose Us?
1. Career
The Graduate School of Water Resources (GSWR) shall enter into the public enterprise such as K-water, various research institutes, and the governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the industrial world such as the water resources related engineering companies, construction companies and venture enterprises, etc., as global talents with communication skills and international sense, as well as the specialized knowledge in the relevant field.
2. The Future Vision

The Water Industry is emerging as the Blue Gold Industry leading the 21st century owing to the increase in population, the water shortage according to climate change, and the deterioration of water quality. The demand for manpower is expected to expand accordingly, especially in regions such as Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.


The world water industry market grows fast especially in the semi-conductor and ship building market, and is expected to grow continuously with estimated worth of 1 billion dollars in 2025. Cultivation of professional manpower capable of coping with the growth of  the water industry and the change of paradigm, is necessary to preoccupy the era of water in the future. For this reason, the first graduate school specialized in the field of water resources has been established in Sungkyunkwan University.