Korea University

Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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established Established :

May 5, 1905

campus University Type and Campus :

Private ; Urban

Korea University (KU, Hangul: 고려대학교; Hanja: 高麗大學校; RR: Goryeo Daehakgyo) is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1905, it is one of the nation's oldest and most prominent institutions of higher education. It is considered one of SKY universities, known for being one of the best universities in the country. The student body consists of over 20,000 undergraduate students and over 10,000 graduate students. The university’s academic breadth is broad with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, and 18 graduate schools. 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.

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Motto: Liberty, Justice, Truth

Endowment: N/A

Administrative staff: 4,360 (2016)

Students: 28,077 (2016,Anam Campus)

Undergraduates: 19,017 (2016,Anam Campus)

Postgraduates: 9,060 (2016,Anam Campus)

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http://www.korea.edu (English) http://www.korea.ac.kr (Korean)

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Engineering and Technology



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