Korea Maritime and Ocean University

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Korea Maritime and Ocean University
국립한국해양대학교
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Campus view
Motto 진리탐구•문화창조•인격도야
Pursue the truth, develop the culture, discipline oneself
Established November 5, 1945
Type National
President Park Han Il
Academic staff 230
Undergraduates 8900
Postgraduates Source not available
Location Yeongdo-gu, Busan, South Korea
Mascot Black-tailed Gull
Website www.kmou.ac.kr
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Korea Maritime and Ocean University
Hangul 한국해양대학교
Hanja 韓國海洋大學校
Revised Romanization Hanguk Haeyang Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Haeyang Taehakkyo

Korea Maritime and Ocean University is a South Korean national university for maritime study and transportation engineering. It is located in Yeongdo-gu in Busan.

History[edit]

The university was established in November 1945 after Korea was liberated from Japanese occupation. Chinhae High Seamans School, a Japanese institution with a majority of Korean students until the liberation of Korea, was re-established with Korean faculty and students under the leadership of Lee Si-hyung. The school became a national university immediately after its foundation, and was renamed Chinhae High Merchant Seamans School (진해고등상선학교).

After the Korean War it was merged with other similar institutions and moved to Busan. The name was changed to the National Maritime College (국립해양대학) in 1956.

In 1992, the college became a university with a graduate school, and was given its current name.

The university is one of the earliest national post-secondary educational institutions in South Korea, and the only post-secondary institution that specializes in maritime studies.

The university name was changed from "Korea Maritime University" to "Korea Maritime and Ocean University" on September 1st, 2013.

Academics[edit]

Undergraduate colleges[edit]

  • Maritime Sciences
  • Ocean Science and Technology
  • Engineering
  • International Studies

Graduate schools[edit]

General Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Engineering (18 departments)
  • Natural Science (2 departments)
  • Humanities and Social Studies (5 departments)

Professional Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Maritime Industry
  • Ocean Science and Technology
  • Education

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°04′28″N 129°05′13″E / 35.07444°N 129.08694°E / 35.07444; 129.08694