Kangwon National University

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Kangwon National University
MottoInquirere Veritatem Ex Praxe
(Korean: Sil-Sa-Gu-Si) translation, "seek for the truth from reality, seek for the very truth to enable us to renovate the world as it should be from the world as it is."
EstablishedJune 14, 1947
PresidentDr. Heonyeong Kim
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
CampusSuburban (3 km²),
ColorsBlue and Orange
NicknameBeyond Limit! (campaign motto)
MascotGomduri (Blue Bear, official)
KangwonUniv Mirae

Kangwon National University (KNU) was established in 1947 in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea. Kangwon National University serves as the flagship educational institution of Gangwon-do.


Initially established as an agricultural college, Kangwon National University has steadily expanded to the comprehensive university encompassing a full spectrum of academic fields. KNU expanded in 1997 adding a medical degree program and in 2000 a University Hospital. A law school, now called 'Graduate School of Judicial Affairs', has been operated to the University's graduate schools in 2002, is the only laboratory school in South Korea, as a model for the very-early stage of 'reform on Korean legal system'. In 2006, KNU merged with Samcheok University, adding the colleges of Veterinary medicine and Information Technology to KNU's existing colleges. Since March 2, 2009, KNU operates a state-of-the-art professional Law School as one of the officially approved school by Korean Government.[1]

Organization and Administration[edit]

Office of International Affairs (OIA)[edit]

  • Location : building #314 (Taebaekgwan, 4th floor)
  • Hours of Operation : Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm (Lunch break 12pm-1pm)
  • Organization of the OIA (Office of the International Affairs):
Name Position / Responsibilities Email (@kangwon.ac.kr)
Dr. Jinwoo Jhoo Dean
Mr. SangGuen Lee Director
Mr. Suwon Park GKS Scholarship Program for degree students
Mr. Moonseop An Manage International Students, Enrolled student-Scholarship
Ms. Anna Lee Student Exchange Program & MoU (Asian areas except China)
Mr. Tonny Won Student Exchange Program & MoU (China)
Ms. Jinny Jang Student Exchange Program & MoU (Non-Asian areas)

Contact Information[edit]

  • Administration office of the Dormitory : +82-33-250-8073, +82-33-250-8052
  • Kangwon National University Hospital : +82-33-258-2000

Undergraduate Program[edit]

KNU comprises 19 colleges with 93 departments and five graduate schools. → List of Degree Program (Click)

Graduate schools[edit]

Graduate School (Click)

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Art and Sports
  • College of Medicine
  • Specialty Graduate School
    • Graduate School of Education
    • Graduate School of Business
    • Graduate School of Industrial Technology
    • Graduate School of Information Science and Public Administration
    • Graduate School of Judicial Affairs
    • Graduate School of Green and Life Industry Policy
    • Law School
    • School of Medicine

Tuition Fees[edit]

Undergraduate Admission[edit]

College Tuition per Semester(2012)
Humanities & Social Sciences 1,719(USD) / 1,913,000(KRW)
Natural Sciences I 2,074(USD) / 2,309,000(KRW)
Natural Sciences II 1,905(USD) / 2,121,000(KRW)
Engineering 2,183(USD) / 2,430,000(KRW)
Sport Science 2,182(USD) / 2,429,000(KRW)
Arts 2,266(USD) / 2,523,000(KRW)

Graduate Admission[edit]

Division Tuition per Semester(2012)
Humanities & Social Sciences 1,864(USD) / 2,075,000(KRW)
Natural Sciences 2,285(USD) / 2,543,000(KRW)
Engineering 2,376(USD) / 2,645,000(KRW)
Sport Science 2,422(USD) / 2,875,000(KRW)
Arts 2,582(USD) / 2,696,000(KRW)
Pharmacy 2,582(USD) / 2,875,000(KRW)
Medicine 3,016(USD) / 3,576,000(KRW)

Academic Information[edit]

Academic Calendar[edit]


Spring Semester : March 2 - Mid June

Summer Break : Late June - Late August

Fall Semester : Early September - Late December

Winter Break : Late December - Late February


Current enrollment stands at more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Like plenty of South Korean Universities, KNU's academic schedule is also based on the semester system with the spring semester starting in first week of Mondays on March every year, and autumn semester usually starts in fourth week of Mondays in August.

University life[edit]


Every year in May, Kangwon National University Students' Union is the main event of the school festival, which is held in Dae Dongje, which consists of clubs, flip-flops and other performances such as club performances, performances and invitations to famous entertainers.[1]

Chuncheon, Capital city of Gangwon province which proclaims as 'leisure city', affords its residents a wealth of recreational activities. Lakes in Chuncheon nearby (Soyang-ho, Chuncheon-ho and Uiam-ho) offers water skiing and boating facilities as well as several islands on these lakes. Hiking in the nearby mountains and snow skiing (in Gangchon) are less than an hour's reach from the university.



  • 1st Lee Min-jae
  • 2nd Lee Sang-joo
  • 3rd Lee Sang-joo
  • 4th Lee Chun-geun
  • 5th Moon Seon-jae
  • 6th Ha Seo-hyeon
  • 7th Park Yeong-su
  • 8th Choi Hyeon-seob
  • 9th Gwon Yeong-jung
  • 10th Shin Seung-ho
  • 11th Kim Heon-yeong


  • 1999 Asian Winter Games opening ceremony at Kangwon National University Stadium and closing ceremony at Kangwon National University Gym

See also[edit]

  • One of 10 Core Nation National Universities in South Korea


  1. ^ Korean Law School List Announced, Korean Law Blog, January 31, 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°52′10″N 127°44′39″E / 37.86944°N 127.74417°E / 37.86944; 127.74417