Kangnam University

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Kangnam University
Motto Worship of God and Love for One's neighbors
Type Private
Established 1946
President Yun Shin-il
Undergraduates 10,473 (as of 2011)
Postgraduates 601 (as of 2011)
Location Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Campus Urban
Colors blue
Mascot white sheep
Website http://www.kangnam.ac.kr
Kangnam University
Revised Romanization Gangnam Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kangnam Taehakkyo

Kangnam University is a private Christian university in Yongin, South Korea.

Founded July 1, 1946 by Reverend Yi Ho-bin as the Choong-ang Theology Institute, the school initially met at a lecture hall in the local YMCA in Seoul, South Korea. The university holds the spirit of Gyeongcheonanein, which means 'to worship the heavens and love mankind'. The institution eventually moved in 1967 to Jangsa-dong in Seoul and then to the Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu in 1974.

In 1976, the school was renamed the Kangnam Social Welfare School; the name, which the university kept to this day, comes from its city ward at the time. In 1980, the school moved to its present location in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Kangnam received its university accreditation in 1992.

EverLine has a station nearby.


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Coordinates: 37°16′33″N 127°07′59″E / 37.27583°N 127.13306°E / 37.27583; 127.13306