Seoul National University was established in 1946. Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time, it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment.
As South Korea’s first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. Graduate have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korea government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence.
The mission of Seoul National University in twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea’s research leading university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.
General Information (as of April 1, 2007)
Founded in 1946 as the first national university of Korea
192.366km2 campus in Seoul, Korea
16 Colleges with 84 department for undergraduates, 1 Graduate School with 98 departments and 6 Professional Schools
2.499 full-time equivalent faculty members
Student Population Undergraduates Students 18,361
Graduate Students 9,612
Number of faculty: 5.011
Fulltime equivalent faculty: 544
University budget: 946 million USD
Research Activities 3,946 in 2005
3,116 in 2004
3,062 in 2003 (Source: ‘Analysis of Scientific and Technical Papers’, Ministry of Education and Development, 2005 ~ 2007)
MOU Exchanged (as of July, 2007) with universities/colleges/institutes: 531