Gachon University’s Global Campus made an agreement with Queens College-City University of New York on September 29th, 2003 to exchange IT and English education, and provision of IT internship. In 2004, 7 students from Gachon University went to Queens College for the IT education program.
Queens College is a public institute founded in 1937. It is located on Flushing-Jamaica Road, New York, and is a part of the City University of the New York system. Queens College is referred to as “the jewel of the CUNY system,” because it is one of CUNY’s largest colleges with a long history. The current president is James L. Muyskens, and the school’s goal is to prepare students to become leaders of the global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and science departments.
Queens College is the third university in terms of the numbers of students in the U.S. with 14,384 undergraduates and 4,110 graduate students. Its 18,000 students from 120 countries reflect the ethnic and cultural richness of the Queens. The institute’s graduates include Nobel laureates, a U.S Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice Authority, and scientists and artists.
The Department of computer science, which made an agreement with Gachon University, is one of the prides of Queens College. The faculties conduct a wide range of research in computer science, receiving funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense, as well as from corporate sources.
Flushing-Jamaica Road, where Queens College is located in an area in the north central part of New York. It has more diverse ethnic groups than any other regions. There is Meadows Corona Park, the second biggest park in New York, and it contains the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center which holds the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament; Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets baseball team; the New York Hall of Science, and the Queens Museum of Art. Citizens in the Flushing-Jamaica Road area as well as many travelers visit the park. Moreover, the New York City subway provides a direct rail link from Flushing-Jamaica Road to Grand Central and Times Square, and many students enjoy their free time visiting the city. Queens College also has over 100 different clubs and organizations, thus many students participate in clubs.
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