SSIPU, laying the basis for national reunification,
a steppingstone to world peace
Soongsil University, established through the loving donations of Pyongyang residents in 1897 to shine a light among a people in darkness, was opened 125 years ago. It is also more than 60 years since ‘Seoul Soongsil’ was re-established in 1954 to heal a people suffering from the devastation of civil war. Thus, Soongsil University’s history is contemporaneous with the modernization of our nation, and throughout that time we have shared in the glories and shames of our forebears.
Facing the epochal task of relieving the suffering of a divided nation and accomplishing peaceful reunification, in 2014, Soongsil University inaugurated the Soongsil Institute for Peace and Unification (SSIPU) and has subsequently engaged in numerous unification-related activities. Going forward, SSIPU is gathering the wisdom and expertise to find the path to a genuine union of the hearts and minds of the people of North and South.
We hope that you will take an interest in and support our Institute as we undertake the task, we have been given of contributing to the peaceful reunification of our people.