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Seoul National University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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From the Start of the New Nation Korean people have always maintained their faith in the power of education, even through colonial occupation and war during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century. Thus in 1946, just months after Korea regained its independence, Seoul National University was established as the first piece of the educational foundation for the new nation. After a few short years, the campus had to be abandoned at the start of the Korean war in 1950, as civilians fled south to escape the frontlines. But the passion of the professors and students sustained the school through the war, with classes held outside refugee camps. Comprehensive Research University Thanks to this 'education fever', Seoul National University has grown remarkably in the past six decades. Now comprising 16 colleges and associated graduate schools, 6 professional graduate schools, and 65 research institutes, the SNU community has expanded to nearly 23,000 students and 2,500 faculty members. It has moved to Gwanak campus which has 192.366km2 of campus and 300 of buildings for education and research. SNU is in building new campuses outside of Gwanak such as 'Bio information technology port at Cheongna(0.6km2, by 2017), Advanced institute of convergence technology...
This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=31
2014
36
2015
35
2016
  • 82.10
    Overall Score
  • 98.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 96.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 82.1
    Faculty Student
  • 72.9
    Citations per Faculty
  • 26
    International Faculty
=7
2017
  • 86.10
    Overall Score
  • 89.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 87
    Citations per Paper
  • 89.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 69.8
    H-index Citations
4
2014
8
2015
10
2016
Asian University Rankings
  • 95.20
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 99.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 94.6
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 79
    Papers per Faculty
  • 95.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 55
    International Faculty
  • 49.7
    International Students
  • 44
    Inbound Exchange
  • 21.2
    Outbound Exchange
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,993
International
457

Number of students

27,770
Postgraduate 43%
Undergraduate 57%

Number of international students

2,273
Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%
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