Higher Education

 

  • Seoul National University

     

      Colloquially known in Korean

      as Seoul-dae

  •  Korea University

     

      It is prestigious

      nonsectarian, private

  • Sejong University

     

      Sejong University was

      founded in 1940

  •  Hanyang Institute

     

      One of the prestigious

      universities in South Korea

  • KAIST

     

      Is a prestigious nonsectarian,

      private research university

  • Pohang University

     

      POSTECH is a private

      university, based in

  •  Sungkyunkwan University

     

      is a private university

      in Seoul and Suwon

  •  Yonsei University

     

      One of the prestigious

      universities in South Korea

  • Pusan National University

     

      one of ten flagship

      Korean national universities

  • Sogang University

     

      is one of the leading

      research and liberal arts

  •  Ewha Womans University

     

      is a private women's

      university in central Seoul

  •  Catholic University of Korea

     

      is a prestigious Roman

      Catholic institution

  • Kyung Hee University

     

      is a private university

      in South Korea

  • Chung-Ang University

     

      is a private comprehensive

      institution in South Korea

  • Seoul National University

    Colloquially known in Korean as Seoul-dae (서울대), is a national research university in Seoul, Korea, ranked 20th in the world in publications in an analysis of data from the Science Citation Index, 7th in Asia and 42nd in the world by the 2011 QS World University Rankings and 13th in Asia and 124th in the world by the 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2009, the Ecole des Mines de Paris - MINES Paris Tech reported that SNU is ranked 5th in the world in terms of the number of alumni currently holding CEO positions in Fortune 500 enterprises. Among its prominent alumni are Ban Ki-moon (current Secretary-General of the United Nations), and LG and Samsung Electronics CEOs. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University was the first national university in South Korea, and has served as a model for the many national and public universities in the country. Today Seoul National University comprises sixteen colleges and six professional schools, with a student body of about thirty-thousand.


    Website : http://en.snu.ac.kr/

  • Korea University

    Is a prestigious nonsectarian, private research university located primarily in Seoul, South Korea, and one of the SKY universities, a historical acronym used in South Korea to refer to Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. Founded by Lee Yong-ik in the present-day town of Susong in 1905, the school moved to Anam in 1934. The university is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Korea KU is a comprehensive research institution consisting of sixteen undergraduate colleges and twenty graduate divisions, ranked 190th in the world in 2011 by QS World University Rankings . The university's social sciences and business faculties even reached a 71st place in the ranking. In 2008, the Ecole nationale superieure des mines de Paris rated Korea University 12th out of 350 higher education institutions in the world based on their second edition of its Professional Ranking of World Universities. Korea University is particularly well known for its College of Law, which is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious undergraduate law programs in South Korea.


    Website : http://www.korea.edu/

  • Sejong University

    Sejong University was founded in 1940 by Dr. Yong-ha Ju and Dr. Ok-ja Choi. Sejong University is an academic institution composed of 9 colleges offering 44 majors, as well as 9 graduate schools including an MBA program. It trains and transforms 14,000 talented students into creative intellectuals, practically minded experts, well-rounded, educated men and women, and devoted, socially minded individuals.

    Due to its strategic university management and concentration, SJU successfully attained AACSB (Accreditation to Advanced School of Business) accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate school programs as a middle-sized university in Korea. Moreover SJU has signed MOU's with 162 universities and institutions from 30 countries, giving its students an opportunity to experience various cultural exchanges with students from premier universities and to become globally minded to keep pace with "globalization," the keyword for this generation.


    Website : http://eng.sejong.ac.kr/

  • Hanyang University

    Hanyang University is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. The main campus is Hanyang University at Seoul, located in the Seoul, with its branch campus, the ERICA campus (Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan), located in the city of Ansan . Love in Truth and Deed is the founding principle and educational philosophy of Hanyang University. Hanyang's School of Engineering is one of the oldest engineering schools in Korea. Dong A College of Engineering, the forerunner of Hanyang University, was founded in 1939 during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The Institute's aim was to build a nucleus of engineers and technicians necessary for an independent Korea. In July 1948, after independence of Korea, the school was accredited as the first four-year engineering college in the nation. Later, in February 1959, its status was raised to that of a four-year university. In the 1990s and 2000s, Hanyang University launched research in new directions in a variety of fields ranging from economics to engineering.


    Website : http://www.hanyang.ac.kr/english/

  • KAIST

    Is a prestigious nonsectarian, private research university located primarily in Seoul, South Korea, and one of the SKY universities, a historical acronym used in South Korea to refer to Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. Founded by Lee Yong-ik in the present-day town of Susong in 1905, the school moved to Anam in 1934. The university is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Korea KU is a comprehensive research institution consisting of sixteen undergraduate colleges and twenty graduate divisions, ranked 190th in the world in 2011 by QS World University Rankings . The university's social sciences and business faculties even reached a 71st place in the ranking. In 2008, the Ecole nationale superieure des mines de Paris rated Korea University 12th out of 350 higher education institutions in the world based on their second edition of its Professional Ranking of World Universities. Korea University is particularly well known for its College of Law, which is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious undergraduate law programs in South Korea.


    Website : http://www.korea.edu/

  • Pohang University

    Pohang University of Science and Technology or POSTECH is a private university, based in Pohang, South Korea, which is dedicated to research and education in science and technology. POSTECH was established by Park Tae-joon, the CEO of POSCO Initially, the full name of POSTECH was Pohang Institute of Science and Technology In 1998, it was ranked by Asiaweek as the best science and technology university in Asia. Furthermore, from 2002?2006, one of Korea's most circulated daily newspapers, JoongAng Ilbo ranked POSTECH as the leading university in Korea. In 2010, Times Higher Education ranked the university as the 28th best university in the world, the third best in Asia, and the best in South Korea. In 2011, QS World University Rankings ranked the university 98th overall in the world. It remains second best ranked in Korea, after KAIST, in the QS Asian University Rankings. However, in the Times Higher Education rankings, it scored highly after compilers placed less emphasis on "reputation and heritage" and gave more weight to objective measures including the influence of universities' research, placing 53rd.


    Website : http://www.postech.ac.kr/

  • Sungkyunkwan University

    Sungkyunkwan University (also known as SKKU or simply Seongdae) is a private university in Seoul and Suwon, South Korea. The university has two campuses: the Humanities and Social Sciences campus in Myeongnyun Dong, Jongno-gu in central Seoul, and the Natural Sciences Campus in Cheoncheon Dong, Jangan Gu, Suwon. The literal meaning of "Sungkyunkwan" is "an institution for building a harmonious society of perfected human beings". Eighteen schools and three colleges offer degrees at the bachelor's level, and twelve graduate schools confer various degrees at both the masters and doctoral levels. It is considered to be one of the foremost universities in the country. Sungkyunkwan was established in 1398 to offer prayers and memorials to Confucius and his disciples, and to promote the study of the Confucian canon. It was located in the capital Hanseong, modern-day Seoul. It followed the example of the Goryeo-period Gukjagam, which in its later years was also known by the name "Sungkyunkwan". Sungkyunkwan was Korea's foremost institution of higher learning under the Joseon Dynasty education system.


    Website : http://www.skku.edu/eng/

  • Yonsei University

    Yonsei University is a Christian private research university, located in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea, the top private comprehensive universities in South Korea, and is widely regarded as one of the top three comprehensive universities in the country. Yonsei university is one of four Korean universities ranked in all three ARWU World University Ranking, QS World University Rankings and The Times World University Ranking in 2010, along with Seoul National University, KAIST, and POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology). Also, in 2011, Yonsei University was ranked the 129th in the world and 18th in Asia by QS World University Ranking and 226-250th in the world and 25th in Asia by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university was formally established in January, 1957 through the union of Yonhi College and Severance Union Medical College. This was a result of a lasting bilateral cooperation between the two colleges that began in the 1920s. As of April 1, 2009, Yonsei University has a main campus in Seoul, a secondary campus in Wonju, South Korea.


    Website : http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/eng/

  • Pusan National University

    Pusan National University (PNU) (also called Busan National University) is one of ten flagship Korean national universities and a leading university in South Korea. Located mainly in Busan (or Pusan), the university's English name is a translation of its former Korean name, "Gungnip Pusan Daehakgyo" (국립 부산 대학교), but has since dropped "national" from its Korean moniker. Continually ranked among one of top 500 world universities by ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking, Pusan National University is one of only ten Korean universities ranked in both ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking in 2010. In QS Top Universities Ranking 2010, Pusan National University is ranked in top five in social sciences and management, sixth in engineering and technology, sixth in life science and medicine, and ninth in arts and humanities among Korean universities. Pusan National University is one of only five Korean universities ranked in four subject areas in QS Top Universities Ranking 2010. Pusan National University (PNU) was founded on May 1946 in Busan, the Republic of Korea's second largest metropolis by the Korean government.


    Website : http://english.pusan.ac.kr/html/00_main/

  • Sogang University

    Sogang university is one of the leading research and liberal arts universities in Seoul, South Korea. The University was established in 1960 by the Society of Jesus to provide education based on the Catholic beliefs and inspired by the Jesuit educational philosophy, such as Georgetown University in the U.S and Sophia University in Japan. It ranked 1st in Korea among 4-year universities without medical schools in JoongAng Ilbo University Ranking Evaluation in 2008 and 2nd in Korea in terms of reputation of graduates' ability in Chosun Ilbo University Ranking Evaluation in 2009. In addition to providing university education, the Korean Language Education Center at Sogang teaches Korean as a foreign language to students from around the world. In October 2009 Sogang University earned an accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business. One of Top Five Business Schools in Korea (In years 2006, 2007 and 2008, the percentages of employment in major companies measured by the ministry of education have been 55.1%, 53.3% and 54.9% for each. It has ranked first among every university in Korea in a row.)


    Website : http://www.sogang.ac.kr/english/index.html

  • Ewha Womans University

    Ewha Womans University is a private women's university in central Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the city's largest institutions of higher learning and currently the world's largest female educational institute. It is one of the best-known universities in South Korea. Ewha was founded in 1886 by the American Methodist Episcopal missionary Mary F. Scranton. "Ewha" is a Sino-Korean term for "pear blossom". While the use of "Womans" is unconventional, it is intentionally written that way. Ewha Womans University traces its roots back to Mary F. Scranton's Ihwa Hakdang (also Ewha Hakdang) mission school for girls, which opened with only one student on May 31, 1886 (Lee, 2001). The name, which means “Pear blossom academy”, was bestowed by the Emperor Gojong the following year. The school began to provide college courses in 1910, and professional courses for women in 1925. Immediately following liberation of Korea on August 15, 1945, the college received government permission to become a university. It was the first South Korean university to be officially organized. Ewha is now responsible for many firsts in Korean history.


    Website : http://www.ewha.ac.kr/english/

  • The Catholic University of Korea

    The Catholic University of Korea is a prestigious Roman Catholic institution of higher education in South Korea. It operates campuses in the capital, Seoul, and in neighboring Bucheon City. The university operates a medical school, which is considered to be one of the top three medical schools in Korea along with Seoul National University and Yonsei University. The medical school has eight affiliated hospitals in major cities of the region. The university traces its roots to St. Joseph's Seminary in Baeron, a Catholic refuge in modern-day Jecheon, North Chungcheong province. It was founded in 1855 before Christianity was legalized. After the legalization of Christianity, the school moved to Yongsan-gu, Seoul, in 1887, and was renamed Seminary of Sacred Heart of Jesus. A hospital associated with the seminary was opened in 1936. The seminary became Songsim College in 1947 (Songsim, or 聖心, means 'Sacred Heart' in Korean) and the medical school was established in 1954. The name was later changed to Catholic College. Songsim Women's College was founded in 1964; the two colleges were merged in 1990 to form the present-day entity of Catholic University.


    Website : http://www.catholic.ac.kr/

  • Kyung Hee University

    Kyung Hee University is a private university in South Korea. It is located in Seoul, with a second campus (Global Campus) in the suburban city of Suwon. KHU offers many degree programs fully in English. According to the Joongang Daily Newspaper's rankings on Korean universities in 2010, KHU was ranked as fifth among all comprehensive universities in Korea. Chosun-QS Asian University Ranking 2010 ranked Kyung Hee as among the top Asian universities. QS World University Rankings 2011 ranked Kyung Hee 245th in the world and 6th best in Korea. Kyung Hee University is recognized as a top school in the fields of oriental medicine, economics, international business and trade, the arts, music and international area studies. It is also one of a few private universities in East Asia teaching peace studies. In addition, Taekwondo of Kyung Hee University is the best recognized BPE degree course in the world. Kyung Hee's Seoul campus is considered to be one of the most attractive in Korea, with a relatively strong emphasis on architecture (compared to the rest of the country). The Seoul campus is located at the top of a very steep hill and some of its buildings offer attractive views of the city, and the campus erupts with color at cherry blossom time


    Website : http://www.kyunghee.edu/html_2011/

  • Chung-Ang University

    The Chung-Ang University (CAU) is a private comprehensive institution in South Korea, located over two campuses in Seoul and Anseong. It was founded subsequent to liberation from Japanese colonial rule for the benefit of the nation and advancement of civilization, with the educational philosophy of Truth and Justice, under the direction of Dr. Young-Shin Yim. It was the first in South Korea to offer courses in Pharmacy, Business Management, Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, Photography, and Drama & Film Studies, and is renowned in the areas of Pharmacy, Media and the Arts. According to recent analysis, the School of Mass Communication in Chung-Ang University has produced the highest number of journalists in managerial positions in major media organizations, whilst the Department of Advertising & Public Relations has produced the highest number of advertising agents of all universities in the country. As one of the country's most prestigious universities, Chung-Ang University is especially known for its schools in pharmacy, theater, film, design, and liberal arts. Chung-Ang University is currently owned by Doosan Corporation.


    Website : http://www.cau.ac.kr/