Chonnam National University

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Chonnam National University
전남대학교
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Motto 진리, 창조, 봉사
(Truth, Creativity, Service)
Established 1952
Type National
President Jee Byung-moon
Academic staff
3,163 (2013.10.)
Undergraduates 28,080 (2013.10.)
Postgraduates 5,881 (2013.10.)
Location Gwangju, Yeosu, Chonnam Province, South Korea
Colors green and gold           
Nickname Chondae (전대)
Website http://global.jnu.ac.kr
Korean name
Hangul 전남대학교
Hanja 全南大學校
Revised Romanization Jeonnam Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Chŏnnam Taehakkyo

Chonnam National University is a South Korean university located in the metropolitan city of Gwangju which lies in the middle of South Jeolla or Jeonnam (Chonnam) province, for which the school is named in the Southwest of the country. The university was formally established in January, 1952 through the union of Gwangju Medical College, Gwangju Agricultural College, Mokpo Commerce College, and Daeseong College. It currently consists of 59 academic departments in 19 colleges and 11 graduate programs. University attached facilities are the University Library, Museum, Health Service Center, Agro-Bioindustry Technical Support Center, Animal Hospital, Language Education Center, School of Lifelong Education, and University Computing Center. In March 2006, Yeosu National University merged with Chonnam National University to become a satellite campus.

Chonnam National University used to be generally regarded as one of the five major national universities of South Korea together with Seoul National University, Pusan National University, Kyungpook National University, and Chungnam National University. Now the number of the key national universities has been expanded into ten. CNU is also recognized as one of the best performers in government supported HRD (Human Resources Developer) projects. Research expenses of CNU ranks 13th nationally. Moreover, the number of High-ranking public officials ranked 11th. In addition, 26 alumni passed the Second Round of the 51st national bar exam, which is the biggest since the CNU Law School was established.[citation needed]

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The university maintains international ties with 136 universities in 26 countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

For international students[edit]

  • Korean Language Free Courses

Two sessions of Korean classes are provided for all international students free of charge. The Language Education Center offers various levels of Korean language classes and programs for international students and foreign residents of Korea in general.

  • Scholarships
    • New Students: Scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen who are admitted as international students and automatically assessed when they apply to CNU.

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Coordinates: 35°10′35″N 126°54′29″E / 35.17639°N 126.90806°E / 35.17639; 126.90806