Chosun University

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This article is about the university in Gwangju, South Korea. For the Chongryon-affiliated school in Tokyo, Japan, see Korea University (Japan).
Chosun University
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Motto 개성교육·창의교육·영재교육
Motto in English
Character Education,
Practical Education,
Specific Education for Talented Students
Type Private
Established September 9, 1946
President seo jae-hong (15th)
Academic staff
784 (2010)
Students 33,717 (2010)
Undergraduates 30,885 (2010)
Postgraduates 2,832 (2010)
Location South Korea Gwangju, South Korea
35°8′32″N 126°55′59″E / 35.14222°N 126.93306°E / 35.14222; 126.93306
Campus Urban
Colors Blue     
Mascot Crane
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Chosun University
Hangul 조선대학교
Hanja 朝鮮大學校
Revised Romanization Joseon Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Chosŏn Taehakkyo

Chosun University (Hangul조선대학교; hanja朝鮮大學校; RRJoseon Daehakgyo) is one of the oldest private universities in South Korea. Its campus is situated in Gwangju metropolitan city, in southwestern South Korea. The current president is Joen Ho-Jong. Around 33,000 students are enrolled.


Undergraduate courses are offered through the university's 14 Colleges: Humanities, Business, Education, Electronics and Information Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Education, Foreign Studies, Arts and Design, Law, Engineering, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Graduate courses, which cover most of these same areas, are offered through the various departments of the Graduate School. Medicine was offered at undergraduate level until 2007. From 2009, medicine is offered at graduate level.


Chosun University was founded by the Chosun College Founders' Association. The Association was formed in May 1946, and rapidly gained members throughout Chungcheong, Jeolla, and Jeju provinces. According to the school website,[1] "membership rose to more than 72,000 by the end of 1947." The first classes of the school, then called Kwangju Evening Academy, were held on September 29, 1946. It was renamed Chosun Academy shortly thereafter, and became a college in 1948. It became a university at the beginning of the 1953 school year, at which time the graduate school was also established.

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Chosun University maintains sisterhood ties with a large number of institutions: 70 internationally, and 42 domestically.[2] Countries involved include Australia, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam.

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Coordinates: 35°08′32″N 126°55′59″E / 35.14222°N 126.93306°E / 35.14222; 126.93306