Chonnam National University
Chonnam National University

Continente: Asia

Country: Korea

Address: 77, Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 61186, Korea

Web Site: www.jnu.ac.kr



About Chonnam National University:

Established in 1952, Chonnam National University is South Korea’s first national university. Its main campus is located in Gwangju, a city in the South East perhaps best known for its history of art and political activism and, in more recent times, entrepreneurial spirit. Chonnam National University students took part in several demonstrations between the 1950s and the country’s first free democratic elections in 1987. Having drawn comparisons with Tiananmen Square, the best-known is 1980’s student-led uprising against the military dictatorship outside the university’s gates. Hundreds of people were killed as paratroopers opened fire, but, with the government’s response largely seen as excessive, public support for democracy increased. Many students had marched alongside their lecturers to protest against a military coup. Some see Gwangju and CNU as symbols of democracy and human rights to this day. In 2006, a merger with Yeosu University saw an integrated institution formed, with Yeosu’s becoming a satellite campus to the south east of the main campus of CNU, which grew to 40 departments in 17 colleges. Yeosu, in the far South, is a coastal city that consists of the Yeosu peninsula and more than 300 islands In recent years, CNU has steadily increased its focus on internationalisation, building new facilities and creating scholarship programmes aimed at overseas students, forming partnerships with African universities in particular and encouraging language learning. The design of Chonnam National University's official emblem was the result of a campus wide competition held in 1955. The winning entry was submitted by Mr. Suh Sang-hak, a junior in the Department of Korean Literature.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 452.0 - - 484.0 483.0 407.0 370.0 389.0 397.0 394.0 429.0 459.0

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Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - 234 - - - - 351-400 401-450
Engineering - - - - - - - 287 279 286 275 301-350
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400
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BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 290 234 204 238 214 166 225 278
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 203 267 196 197 216 207 210 188 225
Chemistry - - - - - 291 299 286 272 273 273 270
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 401-450
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - 272 296 - 297 - 351-400 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - 266 252 204 204 197 168 201
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 282 - - - - 351-400 301-350
Physics - - - - - 290 230 224 294 274 301-350 301-350
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 292 287 215 182 199 202 225 243