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Yonsei University

Location

262, Seongsanno, Seoul, KR, Seoul South Korea

Ranking

# 56QS World University Rankings

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University, established in 1885 as the first Western institution of learning in Korea, is the leading university located in the heart of Seoul. The University’s mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom” and to foster education, research, medical care, and social contribution in the global community. Today, Yonsei University houses comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs along with extensive research and medical facilities, enrolling over 38,000 students across four campuses. Yonsei University’s extensive global network and intensive collaboration with over 660 partners exemplify its global outreach and accessibility as a key contributor in East Asia and the world.
Yonsei University makes significant contributions in all major academic research areas, including the fields of medicine, biochemistry, human health, engineering, materials science, chemistry, and neuroscience, as well as the areas of the humanities and social sciences. The University’s 153 research centers and institutes conduct interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research and foster globally-minded, creative leaders of convergence research. Yonsei University has become the focal point of global attention for its current initiatives to promote sustainable development and actively engage in critical global issues such as climate change, poverty and inequality.

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University, established in 1885 as the first Western institution of learning in Korea, is the leading university located in the heart of Seoul. The University’s mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom” and to foster education, research, medical care, and social contribution in the global community. Today, Yonsei University houses comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs along with extensive research and medical facilities, enrolling over 38,000 students across four campuses. Yonsei University’s extensive global network and intensive collaboration with over 660 partners exemplify its global outreach and accessibility as a key contributor in East Asia and the world.
Yonsei University makes significant contributions in all major academic research areas, including the fields of medicine, biochemistry, human health, engineering, materials science, chemistry, and neuroscience, as well as the areas of the humanities and social sciences. The University’s 153 research centers and institutes conduct interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research and foster globally-minded, creative leaders of convergence research. Yonsei University has become the focal point of global attention for its current initiatives to promote sustainable development and actively engage in critical global issues such as climate change, poverty and inequality.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Yonsei University is one of the top universities in Seoul, South Korea. It is ranked #56 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #112
  • 2014
    #=114
  • 2015
    #106
  • 2016
    #105
  • 2017
    #112
  • 2018
    #106
  • 2019
    #107
  • 2020
    #104
  • 2021
    #85
  • 2022
    #=79
  • 2023
    #73
  • 2024
    #=76
  • 2025
    #56

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