Kongju National University

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Kongju National University
KNU Logo 2013.png
Type National
Established 1948
President Kim Chang Ho (Acting President)
Academic staff
Undergraduates 18,796
Postgraduates 2,756
Location Gongju, Chungnam Province, Republic of Korea South Korea
36°28′08″N 127°08′24″E / 36.469°N 127.140°E / 36.469; 127.140Coordinates: 36°28′08″N 127°08′24″E / 36.469°N 127.140°E / 36.469; 127.140
Campus 3 campuses (Gongju, Cheonan, Yesan)

http://english.kongju.ac.kr/ (English)

http://www.kongju.ac.kr/ (Korean)
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gungnip Gongju Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kungnip Kongju Daehakkyo

Kongju National University (KNU) is a university located in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea with three campuses in Gongju, Cheonan and Yesan. Kongju National University is 2014 International Education Quality Assurance System(IEQAS) certified university.

History & Introduction[edit]

In 1948, Kongju College of Education was established to meet the needs of a growing nation, creating for itself a tradition and history filled with honor. Kongju National University(KNU) began to develop the distinctive TRI-CAMPUS facilities in the Gongju, Yesan, and Cheonan areas, which include seven separate colleges for undergraduate and graduate students, and special graduate school opportunities. KNU is the only national university near the new public administration complex city, Sejong. Therefore, KNU has unlimited visions for growth as the core university of the new public administration city in the 21st century Korea. KNU has become a prestigious university in the development of Korea's future with its 22,000 students, which includes international students hailing from 39 different countries.[citation needed]


  • Gongju Campus (Main Campus)

56 Gongjudaehak-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea

  • Cheonan Campus (College of Engineering)

1223-254 Cheonan-daero, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea

  • Yesan Campus (College of Industrial Sciences)

54 Daehak-ro, Yesan-gun, Yesan-eup, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea

Colleges and Departments[edit]

College of Education[edit]

The College of Education has inherited 60 years long of tradition from the Kongju National Teachers College, established in 1948. From starting off with 3 departments (Korean Literature, Mathematics, and Housekeeping) and 136 students, we now have 22 departments with 122 professors and about 3,000 students. We are now the largest among all National Teachers Colleges. There have been many crises since its establishment, however, we have taken those crises as opportunities to become a stronger college and as such have succeeded. We were chosen as the best Teachers College (National and Private) in 2003 and over the past 7 years, our graduates have received the honor of having the highest number to successfully pass the National Teachers Entrance Exam. We intend to continue improving to become the undisputed teaching college leader of the future.

Korean Education/ Sino-Korean Classics Education/ English Education/ Ethics Education/ Education/ Business Information Education/ Library and Information Science Education/ Special Education/ History Education/ Social Studies Education/ Geography Education/ Early Childhood Education/ Mathematics Education/ Physics Education/ Chemistry Education/ Biology Education/ Earth Science Education/ Environmental Education/ Computer Education/ Technology and Home Economics Education/ Physical Education/ Music Education/ Art Education

College of Humanities & Social Sciences[edit]

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in 1991, when Kongju National University was accredited as a comprehensive university from the Kongju National Teachers College. It offers its courses in two divisions (majors), and department divisions (departments) and has three departments. It aims at educating intellectuals with in-depth knowledge in their respective major fields, sound values and a creative spirit, while fostering youth who will dedicate themselves to both national development and human prosperity through the study of humanities and social sciences.

English Language and Literature/ Chinese Language and Literature/ French Language and Literature/ German Language and Literature/ History/ Geography/ Economics/ International Trade and Commerce/ Business Administration/ Tourism Administration/ Tourism English Interpretation/ Public Administration/ Law/ Social Welfare

College of Natural Sciences[edit]

The missions of the College of Natural Sciences are to study the fundamental theories and truths of basic Sciences, to inspire the spirit of science, to research and develop the fields of basic and applied sciences required for the development of industry and technology as to contribute to the regional development of the west coast and central provinces, and to further develop the students as the qualified leaders for the future of our industrial communities.

Physics/ Applied Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Life Sciences/ Geo-Environmental Sciences/ Geography/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Cultural Heritage Conservation Sciences/ Fashion Design and Merchandising/ Life Sports Educators

College of Engineering[edit]

The College of Engineering of Kongju National University aims to produce capable engineering experts who will lead the industrial society of the future and who are ready to respond to the info-tech driven world. The College works to develop graduates who are equipped with both excellent characters and the ability to develop scientific technology, and help them contribute to the nation and society. The College of Engineering was integrated with Cheonan National Technical College in March 2005, and its campus was relocated to Cheonan, opening a new chapter in the history of the College. The College operates 10 departments, 26 majors and two courses. The number of students exceeds 5,000, including graduate students, and more than 180 faculty members are dedicated to education and research in this large-scale college.

Electrical Engineering/ Control and Measurement Engineering/ Electronics Engineering-Nano and Information Engineering/ Radio Science Engineering/ Information and Communication Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Multimedia Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Mechanical Design Engineering/ Automotive Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering and System Design/ Civil and Environmental Engineering/ Urban and Transportation Engineering/ Architecture Design/ Architectural Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Industrial Chemistry/ Nano-Material Science and Engineering/ Polymer Science and Engineering/ Advanced Material Science and System Engineering/ Product Design/ Visual Information Design/ Environmental Engineering/ Industrial and Systems Engineering/ Optical Information Engineering/ Metallic Molding Design Engineering

College of Industrial Sciences[edit]

The College of Industrial Sciences is located in Yesan, in the central part of western Chungnam Province. We educate the elite students who will lead the future of this industry at our well-equipped facilities on our 661,157 square meter campus. We have established various departments with an emphasis on agriculture, life sciences, and industrial sciences. We have also established sister-school agreements and mutual research exchange programs with 22 colleges in 8 different countries. We actively participate in international exchange programs. At present, we are operating a cyber lecture system called e-Campus. With this system, students can take classes on the Internet.

Community Development/ Real Estate/ Industrial Channels Management/ Plant Resources/ Horticultural Science/ Animal Resources Science/ Rural Construction Engineering/ Bio-Industry Mechanical Engineering/ Forest Resources/ Landscape Architecture/ Food and Nutrition/ Food Service Management and Nutrition/ Food Science and Technology/ Companion and Laboratory Animal Science

College of Nursing & Health[edit]

Nursing/ Health Administration/ Emergency Medical Service/ Medical Information

College of Arts[edit]

Game Design/ Furniture Design/ Ceramic Design/ Jewelry Design/ Cartoon Comics/ Animation/ Dancing/ Media Image Art and Technology

Division of International Studies[edit]

DIS, established in 2011, admitted its first cohort of students in 2012. The Division draws on the strengths of economics, business, mathematics, statistics, and English while also being firmly rooted in globalization of the scholarly academy. With the conviction of placing the benefits and welfare of students as its highest priority, our vision for the Division is of a warm and truthful community where students live and share together the joys of learning, creativity, and growth. Modern trends of higher education tend to emphasize the transmission of academic knowledge and professional training. Flourishing under the college system, a unique feature of the Korean University, the Division offers the much needed balance of a quality extra-curricula education and rich college life to support students' personal growth and development. We aim to help students develop the values, intellectual breadth, and practical skills needed to play leading roles in a wide range of disciplines and professions. Through academic activities, international exchanges, and service activities, students will come to understand how they can make their own positive impact on the world. Since we believe these goals can best be achieved in an intimate setting, the Division is small by design. DIS is distinguished by its commitment to service and intellectual inquiry, distinctly international character, and highly participatory nature. The Division aspires to become a model of excellence in the fusion learning of undergraduate education.

Campus life[edit]


The dormitories are in five buildings, and accommodate 4,365 students, including 2,773 students at Gongju Campus, 582 students at Yesan Campus and 234 students at Cheonan Campus. Foreign students are given priority for dormitory rooms upon acceptance.

Gongju[1] Campus

Yesan[2] Campus

Cheonan[3] Campus

Campus clubs[edit]

Students join clubs[4] to socialize and to meet other students who also enjoy the same hobbies.

For a list of clubs offered in the three campuses see: Student Clubs[5]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ =http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/housing.jsp#null=. "Housing Information". 
  2. ^ =http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/housing.jsp?v=yesan#yesan=. "Housing Information". 
  3. ^ =http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/housing.jsp?v=cheonan#cheonan=. "Housing Information". 
  4. ^ =http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/student_club.jsp#null=. "Campus Life: Students Clubs". 
  5. ^ =http://english.kongju.ac.kr:8090/campuslife/student_club.jsp#null=. "Campus Life: Students Clubs". 

External links[edit]


an IEQAS certified university 
Front gate cheonan capus.
aerial shot of Gongju campus 
Dormitory cheonan campus.
aerial shot of Yesan campus 
Electrical Engineering Building of Cheonan campus
aerial shot of Cheonan campus 
Front gate of Cheonan campus 
Dormitory of Cheonan campus 
Electrical Engineering Building of Cheonan campus