Konkuk University

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Konkuk University
건국 대학교
KonKukUniv Logo1.jpg
Authority Mark of Konkuk University
Motto in English Sincerity (성, 誠),
Fidelity (신, 信),
Righteousness (의, 義) [1]
Established 1946
Type Private
Chairman Kim Kyung-Hee [2]
President Kim Jin Kyu [3]
Director 8 members (including Chairperson) [4][5][6][7]
Lee Jeong-Woo,
Kim Si-Bok,
Jin Min-Ja,
Lee Gi-Woo,
Lee Joo-Young,
Park Jae-Gab,
Lee Ri-Hyung
Academic staff 1,532 [8][9]
Students about 25,000 [10]
Other students 1,830 Overseas students[11]
Location South Korea Seoul, South Korea
37°32′31″N 127°04′35″E / 37.54194°N 127.07639°E / 37.54194; 127.07639Coordinates: 37°32′31″N 127°04′35″E / 37.54194°N 127.07639°E / 37.54194; 127.07639
Campus Urban
Colors Green     
Sports Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf
Nickname KU, 건대(Geondae)
Mascot KonWoo & KonHee (Bull)
Website http://www.konkuk.ac.kr
Communication Mark of KonKuk University
Konkuk University
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Geonguk Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kŏn'guk Taehakkyo
Konkuk University

Konkuk University (Korean: 건국대학교, Hanja: 建國大學校) is a private university located in Seoul and Chungju. The Seoul campus is located in the southeastern part of Seoul, near the Han River, and is served by a metro station of the same name. The university possesses accreditation from the South Korean Ministry of Culture and Education. The university emphasizes technology and science majors and research.[12][13][14]

History[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Dr. Yoo Suk-Chang (유석창) was known as a patriot during Japanese colonial rule founding a hospital and publishing a newsletter. Konkuk University was originally founded by Dr. Yoo as the Chosun Political Science School in May 1946 based on Chien kuo University (만주 건국대학, 建国大学)'s materials in Hsinking, Manchukuo. 2 years later in May 1948 the school was expanded with the Chosun Political Science Institute. In 1949 the names were changed to Political Science Foundation and Political Science College. At that time both were also "authorized as a formal higher education institution". After a 1955 move to Jangan-dong, Seoul the names were again changed to Konkuk University Foundation and Konkuk University.[15]

Organization[edit]

Konkuk University is an endowed educational institution and governed by the president and the board of Konkuk University foundation. The Seoul campus includes fifteen colleges, sixty-four departments, and eleven professional graduate schools. The Chungju campus includes five colleges, thirty-six departments. A total of 25,700 students are enrolled at these two campuses. Undergraduate programs are provided by each department of all colleges. Also general graduate programs are provided by each college. Besides professional schools among graduate schools are out of colleges.[16][17][18][19]

The Campus[edit]

One of the distinctive features of the Konkuk campus is the large number of stones (about 1.5 meters by 2 meters) from many countries around the world. The main axes of the university are lined, on each side, by these stones, each of which features an inscription—often a motto, poem or quotation from a major literary work—which illustrates something important about the donating country. On the back, there is a translation into Korean, and also into English for non-English language inscriptions. To date, there are nearly 200 of these stones at Konkuk.

Notable alumni[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Line 2 Konkuk University Station

Line 7Konkuk University Station

See also[edit]

List of universities in Seoul

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konkuk University". Website. Konkuk University. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Konkuk University Administration". Website. Konkuk University. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "건국대학교 총장 소개". Webpage (in Korean). Konkuk University. Retrieved 20 July 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Konkuk University Administration". Webpage. Konkuk University. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Konkuk University - Current Status of Executives of Corporation". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Konkuk University 학교 법인 임원 현황". Webpage (in Korean). Konkuk University. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Konkuk University 학교 법인 임원 현황". Webpage (in Korean). Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Konkuk University Faculty - Seoul Campus". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Konkuk University Faculty - Choongju Campus". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Konkuk University Enrollment". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Konkuk University - Current Status of Students". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "South Korean Education". Website. South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "Institutions of Higher Education in South Korean". Webpage. South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  14. ^ "대학 · 전문 대학원 정보". Webpage (in Korean). South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  15. ^ "Introduction-History". Konkuk.ac.kr. Retrieved 4 August 2009. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Konkuk University Organization - Seoul Campus". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Konkuk University Organization - Choongju Campus". Webpage. Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Konkuk University Organizations Chart (기구표)". Webpage (in Korean). Konkuk University. March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. [dead link]
  19. ^ "Konkuk University - Chungju Campus". Webpage. Konkuk University. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  20. ^ "미주총련 남문기 회장 건국대서 명예박사". The Hankyoreh. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 

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