Korea National University of Transportation

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Korea National University of Transportation
Seal for the Korea National University of Transportation.jpg
University Seal
Established2012 (2012)
PresidentDr. Kim Yeong Ho
Location, ,
36°58′11″N 127°52′17″E / 36.96976°N 127.87133°E / 36.96976; 127.87133Coordinates: 36°58′11″N 127°52′17″E / 36.96976°N 127.87133°E / 36.96976; 127.87133
Campusmultiple (3)
ColorsBurgundy (main color):     
Blue:      Silver:     
Korea National University of Transportation
Revised RomanizationHan-guk Gyotong Daehakgyo
McCune–ReischauerHan'guk Kyot'ong Daehakkyo

The Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT) is a public, national university in Chungju City, North Chungcheong province, South Korea. The university was created in 2012 by merging Chungju National University and Korea National Railroad College. Chungju National University was established in 1962 in Chungju, which is one of the public Universities that established after independence. Korea National University is the only public university specialized and focused their education and research on transportation and communication on top of Engineering and Technology. After merging with Korea National Railroad College, it has 3 campuses across Korea; main campus in Chungju, biotechnology and nursing campus in Jeongpeung and transportation and communication campus in Seoul. It enrolls about 200 graduate and 8,000 undergraduate students, and employs about 295 professors. The president of the University is Dr. Kim Yeong Ho.


The university's undergraduate and graduate offerings are provided through its seven colleges and one school:

College of Engineering[edit]

College of Construction Engineering and Design[edit]

College of Advanced Science and Technology[edit]

College of Humanities[edit]

  • Department of English Language & Literature
  • Department of English
  • Department of Chinese
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Creative Writing
  • Department of Sports & Health Science

College of Social Sciences[edit]

College of Health and life Sciences[edit]

College of International, Social and information Science[edit]

  • Department of Early Childhood Education
  • Department of Computer Multimedia Engineering
  • Department of Social Welfare
  • Department of International Business & Commerce

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences[edit]

This school offers various general and introductory courses. It focuses on planning curricula to cultivate empowered students with global and creative minds. Students will mainly take courses such as on social and pure sciences, Korean language, foreign languages, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.Homepage


The school opened in 1962 as Chungju Technical Junior College (충주공업초급대학), a two-year school. It became Chungju Technical College, offering a five-year program, in 1965, and was nationalized in 1971. However, it was returned to the status of a two-year junior college in 1974. It was moved to its present-day location in 1982. Eleven years later in 1993, it became a four-year university, Chungju National University of Industry. In March 2006 it merged Cheongju National College of Science and Technology (Jeungpyeong campus now).

Sister schools[edit]

The university maintains domestic sisterhood relationships with numerous institutions, including Korea's 19 other universities of industry. In addition, it has international ties with 30 universities in 15 countries: the United States (University of Sacramento), Bangladesh (University of Development Alternative) China (Beijing University of Technology, Yanbian University, Yanbian University of Science and Technology, Xuzhou Institute of Technology and Shanghai University), the Philippines (De La Salle University-Manila), Japan (Oita University and Kyushu Institute of Technology), Kazakhstan (Al-Farabi University and Pavlodar National University), Uzbekistanthe (Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages), India (University of Delhi), Canada (Nova Scotia Agricultural College) United Kingdom (University of Westminster), and Australia (Deakin University).

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