Seoul National University
Seoul National University

Continente: Asia

Country: Korea

Address: 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826

Web Site: www.useoul.edu



About Seoul National University:

Seoul National University (SNU; Hangul: 서울대학교; Hanja: 서울大學校; RR: Seoul Daehakgyo, colloquially Seouldae) is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered to be the most prestigious university in the country. The university has three campuses: the main campus in Gwanak and two additional campuses in Daehangnoand Pyeongchang. The university comprises sixteen colleges, one graduate school and nine professional schools. The student body consists of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. According to data compiled by KEDI, the university spends more on its students per capita than any other university in the country that enrolls at least 10,000 students. Seoul National University holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, the World Bank and a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania. The Graduate School of Business offers dual master's degrees with Duke University, ESSEC Business School and Peking University, double-degrees with the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yale School of Management and MBA-, MS- and PhD-candidate exchange programs with universities in ten countries on four continents. Following a government mandate to globalize Korean universities, the university's international faculty head count peaked at 242 or 4% of the total in 2010, but subsequently declined. Seoul National University, or its undergraduate liberal arts college in particular, finds its roots in Keijo Imperial University, one of the Imperial Universities founded by the Japanese Empire. In the 1940s, under the guidance of the US military government in Korea, the university merged with various colleges and professional schools, and the consolidated institution was renamed as Seoul National University in accordance with the Act of the National University Seoul enacted in the National Assembly.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 107 84 83 66 69 60 56 45 51 55 51 50

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 135 102 119 85 65 66 73 74 102 90 93
Engineering - 21 17 12 13 13 13 11 11 21 22 30
Life Sciences - 123 133 100 104 76 75 70 66 72 78 79
Clinical Medicine - 193 185 141 145 111 96 85 84 82 77 66
Natural Sciences - 45 47 40 45 42 44 46 45 42 46 47
Social Sciences - 246 - 244 207 250 218 204 200 202 199 197

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 57 65 56 53 52 64 63 70
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 6 16 23 21 21 24 25 26 39
Chemistry - - - 20 24 17 23 21 22 25 30 35
Civil Engineering - - - 49 37 31 46 57 48 75 87 81
Computer Science - - - 73 59 56 63 74 76 84 98 99
Electrical Engineering - - - 24 20 16 15 17 19 35 35 40
Environment / Ecology - - - - 137 128 131 136 143 175 133 166
Geosciences - - - 142 169 150 124 142 131 159 165 159
Materials Science - - - 8 9 9 9 7 9 11 16 19
Mathematics - - - 179 141 116 120 104 83 129 100 79
Mechanical Engineering - - - 17 28 26 26 31 37 38 56 71
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 9 15 20 13 18 17 18
Physics - - - 35 40 41 47 48 43 44 45 50
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 81 67 62 66 66 74 72 68