Kongju National University

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Kongju National University 국립공주대학교
KNU Logo 2013.png
Established 1948
Type National
President Mancheol Suh, Ph.D
(Hangul: 서만철)
Academic staff 529
Undergraduates 18,796
Postgraduates 2,756
Location Gongju, Chungnam Province, Republic of Korea South Korea
36°28′08″N 127°08′24″E / 36.469°N 127.140°E / 36.469; 127.140Coordinates: 36°28′08″N 127°08′24″E / 36.469°N 127.140°E / 36.469; 127.140
Campus 3 campuses (Gongju, Cheonan, Yesan)

http://english.kongju.ac.kr/ (English)

http://www.kongju.ac.kr/ (Korean)
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gungnip Gongju Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kungnip Kongju Daehakkyo

국립공주대학교 Kongju National University (KNU) is a university located in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea with three campuses in Gongju City,[1] Cheonan City[2] and Yesan County.[3] The main campus in Gongju houses the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Visual Image and Health. The campus in Cheonan houses the College of Engineering and the campus in Yesan houses the College of Industrial Sciences.


Since its foundation in 1948 as Kongju Provincial Teachers College, Kongju National University[4] has played a role in cultivating middle and high school teachers. It was accredited as a comprehensive university in 1991, and has grown into a large university with a student body of over 22,000, by amalgamating with Yesan Agricultural College as the College of Industrial Sciences in 1992, with Kongju National Cultural College as the College of Visual Image and Health in 2001, and with Cheonan National Technical College as the College of Engineering in 2005. KNU has produced more than 100,000 graduates.

KNU has 94 departments with about 19,000 undergraduates and about 3,000 graduates totaling 22,000 students. The university employs 540 faculty members and 400 administrative staff. There are three schools attached to the University in Gongju, including a high school, a middle school and a kindergarten, which have more than 70 teachers in total.

KNU has been recognized as a hub of National Human Resources Development, operating five NURI[5] projects, three BK21[6] projects and a NEXT project. For eight years in a row, the College of Education has produced the largest number of students passing the Teacher Certification Examinations among competing universities throughout the nation. On the 60th anniversary, 2008, of its foundation, the university has provided Korean language education and Korean traditional culture experience programs, targeting the 7.4 million overseas Koreans.


KNU operates the central library[7] at Gongju Campus, and two branch libraries at Yesan Campus and Cheonan Campus. The libraries are open to local residents. The libraries launched KOMAS in February 1996.

The libraries have introduced IT, including digital contents, electronic journals and online databases. The libraries have evolved into digital libraries by introducing a web-based academic information system and converting collected contents into digital versions. KNU library information


  • Gongju Campus(Main Campus)

182 Shinkwan-dong, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do

  • Yesan Campus

1 Daehoe-ri, Yesan-eup, Chungcheongnam-do

  • Cheon-an Campus

275 Budaedong Seobukgu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Campus life[edit]

The dormitories are in five buildings, and accommodate 4,365 students, including 2,773 students at Gongju Campus, 582 students at Yesan Campus and 234 students at Cheonan Campus. Foreign students are given priority for dormitory rooms upon acceptance.

Gongju[8] Campus

Yesan[9] Campus

Cheonan[10] Campus

Campus clubs[edit]

Students join clubs[11] to socialize and to meet other students who also enjoy the same hobbies.

For a list of clubs offered in the three campuses see: Student Clubs[12]


  1. ^ "About Gongju". http://www.gongju.go.kr/english.do=. 
  2. ^ "About Cheonan". http://www.cheonan.go.kr/EgovPageLink.do?link=/en/index=. 
  3. ^ "About Yesan". http://www.yesan.go.kr/eng/index.jsp=. 
  4. ^ "Kongju National University". english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/. http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/=. 
  5. ^ "Country Report: Korea". http://www.aparnet.org/country_reports.htm#2005=. Hyun-Chong Lee. 
  6. ^ "Country Report: Korea". http://www.aparnet.org/country_reports.htm#2005=. Hyun-Chong Lee. 
  7. ^ "Other Links: Libraries". http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/others/libraries.jsp#null=. 
  8. ^ "Housing Information". http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/housing.jsp#null=. 
  9. ^ "Housing Information". http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/housing.jsp?v=yesan#yesan=. 
  10. ^ "Housing Information". http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/housing.jsp?v=cheonan#cheonan=. 
  11. ^ "Campus Life: Students Clubs". http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/student_club.jsp#null=. 
  12. ^ "Campus Life: Students Clubs". http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/student_club.jsp#null=. 

External links[edit]


Front gate cheonan capus.
Front gate of Cheonan campus 
Dormitory cheonan campus.
Dormitory of Cheonan campus 
Electrical Engineering Building of Cheonan campus
Electrical Engineering Building of Cheonan campus