Howon University

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Howon University
Howon University Seal.png
Former names
Gunsan Industrial College (1977-1992), Jeonbuk Industrial College (1992-1998), Howon University (1998-present)
Type Private
Established 1977
Academic staff
Students 7,334[1]
Location Gunsan
Howon University
Hangul 호원대학교
Revised Romanization Howon Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Howŏn Taehakkyo

Howon University is a private four-year comprehensive university located in Gunsan, South Korea. It is renowned for its high employment rate for its graduates.


Established in 1977 as Gunsan Industrial College, it was elevated to a university in 1998.[2]

For two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010, Howon University has received a government funding amounting to 5.4 million USD, as it was selected by the Ministry of Korea’s Educational Capability Improvement Project.

In 2013, the Ministry of Education of Korea certified Howon as the university with the highest employment rate in Korea. In 2014, Howon placed second.


There are six faculties and nine research institutes in Howon.

Colleges Research Institutes
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Tourism
  • College of Media and Arts
  • College of Health and Welfare
  • College of Physical Education
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Technology Lab
  • Urban & Environment Lab
  • Architectural Science & Technology Lab
  • Research Lab for Saemangum Tourism
  • Industrial Management Research Lab
  • Cultural & Social Science Research Lab
  • Free Legal Counselling Center
  • Automobile Industry Lab
  • Howon Textile & Fashion Research Lab

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ NIIED. "studyinkorea". Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Howon University". (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-18. 

Coordinates: 36°57′59″N 126°51′53″E / 36.9663°N 126.8648°E / 36.9663; 126.8648