Myongji University plans to shutter Go dept

Back in 2017, the first issue of Myosu was released. It was dubbed a Global Baduk Magazine by its creators. It ran for all of two issues. What was notable at the time was its origin – Myongji University’s Department of Baduk Studies. Over the years, the department offered degrees, masters, and even PhDs in Go.

Unfortunately, the department itself now faces closure. Speculation on L19 and the OGS forums suggest a combination of economics, politics, and a failure to effectively communicate/outreach. Yeonwoo posted a video about the threatened closure and there does not seem to be a financial reason.

For posterity, Myosu issue 1 and 2

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