Gangneung–Wonju National University

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Gangneung-Wonju
National University
강릉원주대학교
Motto Freedom
Truth
Creativity
Established 1946
Type National
President Han, Song, Ph.D.
Academic staff 732 (2008)
Admin. staff 229 (2008)
Students 10,096 (2008)
Undergraduates 9,718 (2008)
Postgraduates 378 (2008)
Location Gangneung, Wonju, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Gangneung–Wonju National University (GWNU) is a national research university in Gangneung, Korea. Founded in 1946, GWNU is situated on the East coast of South Korea has risen to one of the research universities in South Korea. Following the merger between Kangnung National University (KNU) and Wonju College on March 1, 2007, the name of the university changed to Gangneung–Wonju National University (GWNU).[1] Through this unification, GWNU (강릉원주대학교) will continue to spread its activity nationwide and beyond.

GWNU is recognized as one of the preeminent research universities ranked 1st among Korean universities and 6th among Asian universities with regard to number of research papers in the 2009 Asia QS Universities Evaluation.[2]

Situated near the Sea of Japan (East Sea) coastal region, GWNU has taken advantage of its location, focusing its education on new materials, marine resources, tourism and IT. In addition, the university, as a global exchange hub-university linking the East Asian region, has formed academic agreements with 40 foreign universities, pursuing academic exchanges with students, faculties and staff and is growing into an international research institution in the growing global community. Currently, GWNU has about 200 international students from China, Russia, Japan, South-east Asia and the U.S.A.[citation needed]

Brief history[edit]

  • 1946. 11. 11 Kangnung College of Education opened
  • 1968. 03. 28 Kangnung Teacher’s College opened
  • 1978. 03. 01 Kangnung Junior College opened
  • 1979. 03. 14 Kangnung National College opened
  • 1983. 02. 26 Change of address from Chodang-dong to Jibyeon
  • 1991. 03. 01 Promotion to Kangnung National University
  • 1997. 12. 23 Kangnung National University College of Dentistry Clinic opened
  • 2006. 11. 11 60th anniversary of opening
  • 2007. 03. 01 Union with Wonju National College

Academics[edit]

Undergraduate Course - 54 departments in the 8 colleges

Graduate Courses

  • Master Degree Programs
    • Korean Language and Literature / English Language and Literature / German Language and Literature / Chinese Language and Literature / Philosophy / History / Early Childhood / Music / Fine Arts / Nursery
    • Economics / Business Administration / Accounting / International Trade / Regional Development / Law / Local Government Administration / Tourism management / International Commerce and Area Studies
    • Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Atmospheric Environment Science / Food Science / Marine Biotechnology / Horticulture / Environment Landscape Architecture
    • Materials Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Electronic Engineering / Computer Engineering / Precision Mechanical Engineering / Environmental Applied and Chemical Engineering / Civil Engineering / New Substance Engineering / Physical Education / Dentistry / Marine Organism Industry and Environmental Technique / Marine Bioengineering / Marine Applied Life Engineering / Gangneung Branch of Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology / Automobile Technology / Information and communication Technology
  • Doctoral Degree Programs
    • Korean Language and Literature / English Language and Literature / Business Administration / Regional Development / Law / Local Government Administration / Tourism Management / International Trade
    • Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Atmospheric Environment Science / Food Science / Marine Biotechnology / Horticulture / Materials Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Electronic Engineering / Computer Engineering / Precision Engineering / Civil Engineering / New Substance Engineering / Physical Education / Dentistry /Marine Organism Industry and Environmental Technique / Marine Bioengineering / Marine Applied Life Engineering / Gangneung Branch of Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology / Environmental Applied and Chemical Engineering

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