Kyungpook National University
|Kyungpook National University|
|Motto||진리, 긍지, 봉사
"Truth, Pride, Service"
|Established||1946 (founded 1907)|
|President||Hamm In-Suk, Ph.D|
|Academic staff||Full-time 1,129
part-time 1,660 (2010)
Sangju, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
|Kyungpook National University|
|Revised Romanization||Gyeongbuk Daehakgyo|
Kyungpook National University (KNU) (경북대학교), abbreviated as Kyungdae (경대), is one of the most prominent and major Korean national universities located in Daegu, South Korea, along with Seoul National University and Pusan National University. The University was officially established in September 1946, merging and succeeding the former three colleges of Daegu Teacher's College, Daegu Agricultural College, and Daegu Medical College, although its history dates back to 1906. In 2008, it acquired Sangju National University, which is now designated as "KNU Sangju Campus".
Kyungpook National University is ranked within the top 100 in Thomson Reuters's - The Times World Reputation Rankings - in Asia. On June 13, 2013, a leading South Korean newspaper, The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition) featured Kyungpook National University in the published article "Korea Makes Strides in World University Rankings". The article shed insight into Korean Universities' performances and rankings relative to each other and other global universities. Since the KNU's establishment, it has had the greatest reputation in academics and research among the collegiate universities in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. It is also ranked 19th in Korea top university by Jung-ang newspaper in 2013.
Former Students and Graduates
- Park Chung-hee (박정희), graduated from Taegu Teacher's College (1937), an assassinated military general & dictator President of South Korea (1961~1979)
- Kim Yoon Hwan (김윤환), former Minister of State for Political Affairs, vice chairman of Grand National Party of South Korea
- Lee Kang Cheol (이강철), former chief presidential secretary for social affairs
- Song Young Sun (송영선), 17th-18th member of National Assembly of South Korea
- Lee Cheol Woo (이철우), 18th member of National Assembly of South Korea
- Kwak Jung Hwan (곽정환), president of Korean Professional Football League (K-League), former chairman of Peace United Family Party of South Korea
Arts and entertainment
- Kim Ch'un-su (김춘수), poet
- Lee Chang-dong (이창동), film director who won the Director's Award at the 2003 Venice Film Festival, former minister of Culture and Tourism
- Nana Keum (금나나), 2002 Miss Korea 'Jin' - attended and dropped out of KNU School of Medicine, only to later graduate from both Harvard and Columbia University in BioChemistry and Nutritional Science
- Uhm Ji-won (엄지원), actress
- Lee Sang Mi (이상미), singer (the First Award from 2005 MBC Campus Song Festival), actress
- Lee Jin Suk (이진숙), public relations director of MBC, the first war correspondent in Korea
- Choi Seung Ho (최승호), chief producer at MBC
- Wang Jong Geun (왕종근), former announcer at KBS
- So Won Young (소원영), CEO of Ulsan MBC
- Wang Hyeon Cheol (왕현철), chief of KBS Gangneung
- Lim Oh Jin (임오진), chief of KBS Pohang
- Ryu Hee-lim (류희림), director of Planning and Management of YTN
- Yoon Doo Hyeon (윤두현), vice director of Newsroom of YTN
- Lee Eung Jin (이응진), director of TV drama production of KBS
- Kang Dong Gyun (강동균), director of Radio 2CP of MBC
- Kim Yoon Gon (김윤곤), reporter at The Chosun Ilbo, former chief of the Korea Copy Editors Association
- Kim Deok Jae (김덕재), producer at KBS, former chief of the Korea Producers&Directors Association
- Bae Sang Myeon (배상면), founder of KOOKSOONDANG
- Kim Soon Taek (김순택), vice chairman of Samsung Group, former CEO of Samsung SDI
- Lee Sang-hoon (이상훈), one of the CEOs of the Samsung Group
- Ahn Won Hyeong (안원형), CLO of LS Cable
- Kim Kwang Soo (김광수), founder and CEO of NICE Group
- Lee Soo-il (이수일), CEO of Hankook Tire America
- Park Sae Jun (박세준), CEO of Amway Korea
- Kim Soon Hwa (김순화), vice-president of Hyundai Mobis
- Oh Sang Soo (오상수), CEO of Mando Corporation
- Kim Jong-en (김종은), CEO of Hyundai Motors America
- Lee Donghyung (이동형), developer and CEO of Cyworld
- Jeon Dongsu (전동수), CEO of semiconductor part of Samsung Electronics
- Choi Oi-hong (최외홍), CEO of Samsung Venture Investment
- Kim Soon-kwon(김순권), better known in Korea as "Dr. Corn" or in Africa as "Green Revolutionary", was nominated to Nobel Prize in 1992, 1993 and 1996
- Park Chan Suk(박찬석), former president of Kyungpook National University, 17th the member of National Assembly of South Korea
- Kim Young-ho(김영호), president of Yuhan University, former the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy
- Kim Sung-soo(김성수), president of Kosin University
- Sohn Seok rak(손석락), president of Daegu National University of Education
- Jung Hong Sub(정홍섭), president of Silla University, former the chief of Presidential Committee on Education Innovation
- Lee Sang Gyu(이상규), former Director General of The National Academy of the Korean Language
- 1907 Daegu Dong-in Hospital founded.
- 1910 Renamed as Daegu Jahae Hospital.
- 1912 Renamed as Kyungsangpook-do Provincial Daegu Hospital.
- 1945 National College established in 1946 with College of Education, College of Medicine, and College of Agriculture.
- 1946 Establishment of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Law and Political Science. The name was changed to Kyungpook National University (KNU) in 1951. Dr. Ko, Byung-Gan assumed office as first president of KNU (1952). The Graduate School was established in 1953.
- 1960s Main administration building built in 1960 and Graduate School of Education established in 1969.
- 1970s Establishment of College of Engineering (1970), College of Economics and Commerce (1972), and College of Dentistry (1973). First overseas academic cooperative relationship initiated with State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973.
- 1980s Establishment of Graduate School of Public Administration (1980), Graduate School of Business Administration (1981), Graduate School of Public Health (1981), College of Music & Visual Arts (1982), Graduate School of Industry (1985), and College of Veterinary Medicine (1988). College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is divided into College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Natural Sciences (1981). College of Humanities and Social Sciences is divided into College of Humanities and College of Social Sciences (1982). College of Law and Political Science is renamed as College of Law (1982).
- 1990s Establishment of Graduate School of Agricultural Development, College of Human Ecology (1992), Graduate School of International Studies (1996), and Graduate School of Policy and Information (1999).
- 2000s Establishment of Undeclared Majors (2000), School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (2001), Graduate School of Forensic & Investigative Science (2003) and College of Pharmacy(2011).
- College of Humanities
- College of Social Sciences
- College of Natural Sciences
- College of Economics and Business Administration
- College of Law
- College of Engineering
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Music and Visual Art
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- College of Human Ecology
- College of Nursing
- College of Pharmacy
- College of IT Engineering
- Teacher's College
- Undeclared Majors (freshmen-only college)
- School of Dentistry
- Global Leaders School
- College of Ecology & Environmental Science (Sangju Campus)
- College of Science & Engineering (Sangju Campus)
- School of Health & Welfare (Sangju Campus)
- Law School
- School of Medicine
- School of Dentistry
- General Graduate School
- Graduate School of Public Administration
- Graduate School of International Studies
- Graduate School of Education
- Graduate School of Business Administration
- Graduate School of Public Health
- Graduate School of Industry
- Graduate School of Agricultural Development
- Graduate School of Policy and Information
- Graduate School of Forensic and Investigative Science
- Graduate School of Science and Technology
Buses and Trains
- Daegu Sankyeok campus (main campus) — subway: Daegu Subway Line 1, Sincheon (Kyungpook National University) Station
While the Sankyeok (main) campus is not located adjacent to either of Daegu's two subway lines. Students and staffers commute primarily by public buses from Buk-gu district surrounding the university. Estimated time for buses to Daegu's city center is 25 minutes, with an additional 17 minutes when traveling during peak hours traffic congestions, 42 minutes total.
- Daegu Dongin campus (School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital) — subway: Daegu Subway Line 2, Kyungpook National University Hospital Station
- Daegu Samdeok campus (School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University Hospital) — subway: Daegu Subway Line 2, Kyungpook National University Hospital Station
- Sangju campus — railroad: Korail Gyeongbook Line Sangju Station
- KNU Statistics, http://knuinfo.knu.ac.kr/statistics/Student.hwp students include one doctoral-postgraduate combination student
- Kyungpook National University
- School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Department of Astronomy & Atmospheric Sciences
- Department of Politics & Diplomacy