Gangneung Yeongdong University

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Gangneung Yeongdong College
Logo of Gangneung Yeongdong College
Motto 성실•인화•창조 (Sincerity, Concord, Creativity)
Type Private
Established 1963
President Yun Yang-so
Academic staff
c. 100
Location Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Campus Rural
Gangneung Yeongdong University
Hangul 강릉영동대학
Hanja 江陵嶺東大學
Revised Romanization Gangneung Yeongdong Daehak
McCune–Reischauer Kangnŭng Yŏngdong Taehak

Gangneung Yeongdong College is a private technical college in Seongsan-myeon, a rural area of Gangneung city in northeastern South Korea. It takes its name from the Yeongdong region, in which it is located.


There are twelve major buildings on the campus, which covers an area of 113,000 square metres.


The school officially opened on June 1, 1963, as Gangneung Superior Technical School of Nursing (강릉간호고등기술학교). It had a maximum enrollment of 90 students. Enrollment was raised to 120 in 1966, and doubled to 240 in 1971. It was redesignated a technical college in 1973.


As a technical college, the school provides courses of study of two or three years in length. Two-year courses are provided by the Divisions of Health (departments of Optometry and Beauty), Hospitality, Social Service and Industry. Three-year courses are provided by the Divisions of Health, Nursing, and Social Service (department of early childhood education).

Students and faculty[edit]

Entering classes now average about 1,500 students, of which more than 90% study in regular daytime classes. The remainder attend night school.

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