Sunday, 2 February 2014


Seoul National University is a national research university founded in 1946, located in Seoul, Korea.
The university comprises sixteen colleges and six professional schools, and a student body of about 28,000. It has two campuses in Seoul: the main campus in Gwanak and the medical campus in Jongno. According to data compiled by KEDI, the university spends more on its students per capita than any other university in the country that enrolls at least 10,000.
The university maintains an undergraduate exchange program with the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Stanford University, and Yale University. SNU Law School and Harvard Law School students may study at the partner institution for credit. In addition, the university holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, the World Bank, and the country's first ever general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania. The Graduate School of Business offers dual master's degrees with Duke University, ESSEC, and the Peking University, double-degrees at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yale School of Management, and MBA-, MS-, and PhD-candidate exchange programs with universities in ten countries on four continents. The university's international faculty headcount is 242 or 4% of the total. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen and Fields Medal recipient Hironaka Heisuke are on the faculty roster.
QS World University Rankings (2013/14) considered it 35th in the world and 6th in Asia, whilst it was 4th in the independent regional QS Asian University Rankings (2013). The university was 4th in Asia and 44th in the world by the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings when its World Reputation Rankings considered it to be 41st globally. Moreover, ARWU (2013) regarded SNU to be among 101st-150th worldwide and the best in the country.
QS University Subject Rankings (2013):

  • 17th, chemical engineering
  • 22nd, pharmacy
  • 23rd, materials science
  • 29th, chemistry
  • 38th, civil & structural engineering
  • 38th, environmental studies
  • 38th, physics
  • 39th, electrical & electronic engineering
  • 45th, economics & econometrics

KAIST is a public research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government with the help of American policymakers in 1971 as the nation's first research oriented science and engineering institution.[3] KAIST has approximately 10,200 full-time students and 1,140 faculty researchers and had a total budget of US$765 million in 2013, of which US$459 million was from research contracts. From 1980 to 2008, the institute was known as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. In 2008, the name was shortened to KAIST.
KAIST ranked 60th globally and 12th in Asia in the QS World University Rankings (2013/14) while it was the 6th best university in the independent regional QS Asian University Rankings (2013), both of which considered it 2nd within South Korea. Moreover, it was placed 24th in Engineering and Technology by QS of the same year.
Times Higher Education ranked KAIST the third best university under the age of 50 years in the world in its 2013 league table. In 2007 KAIST adopted dual degree programs with leading world universities to offer its students diverse educational opportunities and strengthen academic exchanges; since then with Carnegie Mellon University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, and the Technische Universität München.
In 2013/14 QS World University Rankings ranked KAIST 60th overall in the world and 12th within Asia, coming 24th in Engineering and Technology. In the 2009 THE-QS World University Rankings (in 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings) for Engineering & IT, the University was placed 21st in the world and 1st in Korea and was placed 69th overall. KAIST was again recognized as a number one University in Korea by Joong Angh Ill Bo Review. In the year of 2009, KAIST's department of industrial design has also been listed in the top 30 Design Schools by Business Week. KAIST ranked the best university in Republic of Korea and the 7th university in Asia in the Top 100 Asian Universities list, the first regional ranking issued by THE-
QS University Subject Rankings (2013):
  • 19th, mechanical engineering
  • 20th, chemical engineering
  • 29th, electrical engineering
  • 31st, chemistry
  • 35th, materials sciences
  • 40th, computer science and information systems
  • 45th, civil and structural engineering
  • Times Higher Education ranked KAIST the third best university in the world under the age of 50 years in its 2013 league table.

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 admits approximately 300 undergraduate students each year. POSTECH received 1,987 applicants for freshman admission and admitted 323 for the 2014 school year.
POSTECH provides the highest educational investment and the most per-student scholarship support in Korea, allowing talented students from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to obtain a POSTECH education. All graduate students receive teaching assistant scholarships and the university provides the Tae-Joon Park Graduate Fellowship, which provides the highest level of scholarship (approximately 25 million South Korean won) to about 50 top graduate students each year.
A growing number of international students attend POSTECH as it expands its recruiting efforts abroad. A regional office for POSTECH was established in Hanoi, Vietnam in May 2010. POSTECH offers full tuition fellowships to excellent graduate students from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. The POSCO Fellowship is available for students recommended by a POSTECH departmental committee and then selected by the POSCO TJ Park Foundation.
  • Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dept. of Physics
  • Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dept. of Life Science
  • Dept. of Material Sciences and Engineering
  • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dept. of Industrial and Management Engineering
  • Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering
  • Graduate School of Information Technology
  • Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology
  • Technology & Innovation Management
  • Graduate School for Wind Energy
  • Pohang Accelerator Laboratory
  • POSTECH Information Research Laboratories
  • POSTECH Biotech Center
  • Pohang Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology, RIST
  • National Institute for Nanomaterials Technology, NINT
  • Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence (KIRO)

Yonsei University is a private research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea.
The student body consists of 38,725 students: 26,731 undergraduate students, 11,994 graduate students, 4,518 faculty members, 6,788 staff, and 257,931 alumni. Today, Yonsei operates its main campus in Seoul and a satellite campus in Wonju, Gangwon Province. All campuses have extensive programs in the Korean language. The EIC program was started in 2008, and has the most generous scholarships for international students, including up to 100% tuition, housing, a $6,000 living allowance for international students, and also provides free flights and hotel accommodations to other countries annually, to complement theoretical classroom studies with practical experience and field research. UIC, ASP, and GSIS also have tuition scholarships for international students.
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Science and Technology
  • College of Government and Business
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Wonju College of Medicine
  • Yonsei EIC (EastAsia International College) - scholarships provide up to 100% tuition, housing, and free flights and hotel accommodations while studying abroad annually.
  • Instititute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID)
Seoul Campus (250 acres)
  • University College
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Business and Economics
  • School of Business
  • College of Science
  • College of Life Science and Biotechnology
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Theology
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Music
  • College of Human Ecology
  • College of Education Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Nursing
  • Underwood International College
  • Yonsei Korean Language Institute
Songdo Campus (152 acres) The list below is tentative and will be confirmed at a future date.
  • Underwood International College
  • College of Engineering (fusion majors)
  • Global Business Undergraduate Program
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Pre-med/Pre-dental Program
  • University College Premium Education Program
  • College of Medi-Bio & Science Technology (graduate program)
Graduate Schools
  • United Graduate School of Theology
  • Graduate School of International Studies
  • Graduate School of Information
  • Graduate School of Communication and Arts
  • Graduate School of Social Welfare
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Public Administration
  • Graduate School of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Graduate School of Economics
Law School
  • Graduate Schools at Wonju Campus
  • Graduate School of Government and Business
  • Graduate School of Health and Environment
  • Graduate School of Education
Medical Center
  • Severance Hospital (Sinchon)
  • Gangnam Severance Hospital
  • Severance Mental Health Hospital (Gwangju-si Gyeonggi-do)
  • Wonju Severance Christian Hospital
  • Yongin Severance Hospital

Korea University is a private research university located in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1905, making it the oldest institution of higher education in South Korea, it is widely regarded as one of the top three universities in the country. The student body consists of over 20,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,500 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding Ph. D. or equivalent qualification in their field. The Korea University Alumni Association consists of more than 280,000 university graduates.
Korea University is a research institution consisting of sixteen undergraduate colleges and twenty graduate divisions. The university is notable in South Korean history for being the first educational institution to offer academic programs in various disciplines, such as law, economics, and journalism. 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. Korea University also has auxiliary educational facilities such as the Institute of Foreign Language Studies, the Institute for Continuing Education, the Institute of International Education, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. There are 115 research institutes, including the Battelle@KU Laboratory, the Ilmin International Relations Institute, and the Center for Information Security Technologies.
Admission to the undergraduate program is highly competitive and the admission decisions are based on the applicants' high school transcripts and scores on the South KoreanCollege Scholastic Ability Test. For the freshman class entering in 2012, Korea University received 90,062 undergraduate applications and admitted 4,326 (4.80%) of the applicants. Admission to Korea University is highly selective as the applicant pool is self-selective, with only the top students from high schools around the world applying for admission.

Colleges and schools:
  • Korea University's 56 academic departments and programs are organized into 16 colleges and schools:
  • Law School
  • Business School
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Political Science and Economics
  • College of Information and Communications
  • School of Media and Communication
  • School of Art and Design
  • Division of International Studies
  • College of Medicine / School of Medicine
  • College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
  • College of Education
  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Science
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Departments and Programs:
  • Law
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Korean History
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Linguistics
  • Classical Chinese
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Food Science
  • Food and Resource Economics
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
  • Computer and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Management Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Medicine
  • Life Sciences and Biotechnology
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Physical Education
  • Home Economics Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Korean Language Education
  • English Language Education
  • Geography Education
  • History Education
  • Computer Education
  • Art and Design
  • International Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Studies



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