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Sejong University

143-747 98 Seoul View map
#651-700
Private
High
12,119
941
1,209

Overview

Sejong University is a private university located in Seoul, South Korea.
Established in 1940, Sejong has been a highly reputable university in Korea. The history of Sejong University dates back to 1940, when a trust established the Kyung Sung Humanities Institute. In 1978, this institution was named Sejong University in honor of Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Chosun Dynasty and overseer of the Korean alphabet ‘Hangeul’.

Sejong University consists of 11 colleges, with 12,000 undergraduate students, 2,400 graduate students and 1,700 international students. Sejong has restructured its colleges to focus on the engineering college, seeing an increase of engineering students from 40 in 1996 to 1,207 in 2017. In the belief that ‘The world’s finest faculty produces the world’s finest graduates’, Sejong University unveiled a new vision to reach the top 50 universities in Asia by 2020. The preparation is well underway to make this coming year a milestone in the university's history.

Sejong University has put in a lot of effort to make improvements in the field of research and education performance, and has reached various milestones in its continuous development such as the following:

- acquired an ‘A’ grade in the evaluation of Korean universities held by
The Ministry of Education of Korea in 2015
- ranked 88th in the 2017 QS Asian University Ranking
- ranked 12th in Korea in 2017 THE World University Ranking
- ranked 6th in Korea in the 2017 Leiden Ranking

In particular, Sejong University came in 7th in Korea in the field of citations per paper in the 2017 THE World University Ranking, proving our excellence in research. Sejong University has contributed to the development of Korea and the world by producing approximately 79,000 alumni for the past 77 years.


University Highlights

Total students - 12,119

12%
88%

International students - 1,209

67%
33%

Total faculty staff - 941

85
856

Total students - 12,119

12%
88%

International students - 1,209

67%
33%

Total faculty staff - 941

856
85
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