Pusan National University

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Pusan National University
PNU logo.jpg
Motto 진리, 자유, 봉사
Truth, Liberty, Devotion
Established 1946
Type National
President Kim Ki-seob[1]
Academic staff
839 (full-time)
Undergraduates 17,347
Postgraduates 9,138
Location Busan, Yangsan, and Miryang, South Korea
Campus Urban, Rural
Mascot Sanjinee (산지니)
Website www.pusan.ac.kr
Pusan National University
Hangul 부산대학교
Hanja 釜山大學校
Revised Romanization Busan Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Pusan Taehakkyo

Pusan National University (PNU, also called Busan National University) is one of ten flagship Korean national universities and a leading university in South Korea. Located mainly in Busan (or Pusan), the university's English name is a translation of its former Korean name, "Gungnip Pusan Daehakgyo" (국립 부산 대학교), but has since dropped "national" from its Korean moniker.

Continually ranked among one of top 500 world universities by ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking, Pusan National University is one of only ten Korean universities ranked in both ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking in 2010.[2][3] In QS Top Universities Ranking 2010, Pusan National University is ranked in top five in social sciences and management,[4] sixth in engineering and technology,[5] sixth in life science and medicine,[6] and ninth in arts and humanities [7] among Korean universities. Pusan National University is one of only five Korean universities ranked in four subject areas in QS Top Universities Ranking 2010.


Pusan National University (PNU) was founded on May 1946 in Busan, the Republic of Korea's second largest metropolis by the Korean government. PNU has since grown to be a well-regarded university. As of 1998, graduates of PNU included 89,632 bachelor's degree holders, 12,755 master's degree holders, and 2,399 doctoral scholars. PNU now comprises 12 colleges and general graduate schools and 6 professional graduate schools, and it contributes to the development of the nation and the world by producing prominent experts and talented leaders.

Pusan University has two further campuses in Miryang and Yangsan.


Educational Philosophy PNU is creating a new value system based on a humanitarian spirit and its insights on the trends of the times. PNU provides and realizes a future vision for society through academic research and HR development, contributing to the development of humanity and society.

The Hall of Truth PNU pursues truth, and conducts education and research for academic advancement based on imagination and creativity. It is securing global competitiveness as a true university that represents Korea, while developing talents with creativity and extensive knowledge, who have insights on the times and are actively engaged in their communities and society as a whole.

The Cradle of Freedom PNU safeguards freedom, the fundamental value of life, and pursues truth and education based on a spirit of co-prosperity, cooperation and harmony with the community. It is a true university that fosters mature individuals with creative and active attitudes and capabilities that can serve the development of the country and humankind.

The Birthplace of Services PNU fosters talents eager to engage in the services required by the society, and operates volunteer activity systems for social development, lifelong education and re-education at the university level.

Undergraduate colleges[edit]


College of Humanity College of Social Science College of Natural Science College of Engineering
  • Department of Korean Language and Literature
  • Department of Japanese Language and Literature
  • Department of French Language and Literature
  • Department of Russian Language and Literature
  • Department of Chinese Language and Literature
  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of German Language and Literature
  • Department of Classical Chinese in Korean Literature
  • Department of Language and Information
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Social Welfare
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Library Science and Information
  • Department of Journalism
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistic
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Natural Science
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Molecular Biology
  • Department of Geological Science
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Oceanography
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Department of Construction
  • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Polymer Engineering
  • Department of Organic Materials Systems Engineering
  • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Urban Engineering
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
College of Education College of Business Administration College of Pharmacy College of Creative Art
  • Department of Korean Language Education
  • Department of English Education
  • Department of French Education
  • Department of German Education
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Early Childhood Education
  • Department of Special Education
  • Department of General and Social Education
  • Department of History Education
  • Department of Geography Education
  • Department of Ethics Education
  • Department of Mathematics Education
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Chemistry Education
  • Department of Biology Education
  • Department of Earth Science Education
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Pharmaceutical
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Korea Music
  • Department of Visual Art
  • Department of Modeling
  • Department of Design
  • Department of Dance
  • Department of Art and Culture
College of Economy and Trade College of Environment College of Nursing
  • Department of Trade
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Tourism and Convention
  • Department of Global Studies
  • Department of Public Policy Studies
  • Department of Children and Family Studies
  • Department of Clothing
  • Department of Food and Nutrition
  • Department of Residential Environment
  • Department of Nursing
College of Nano Science and Technology College of Natural Sciences Resource College of Physical Education
  • Department of Nano Materials Engineering
  • Department of Nano Applications Engineering
  • Department of Nano Fusion Technology
  • Department of Nano Mechatronics Engineering
  • Department of Nano Energy Engineering
  • Department of Optical Mechatronics Engineering
  • Department of Plant Life Sciences
  • Department of Gardening Life Sciences
  • Department of Animal Life Resource Science
  • Department of Food Engineering
  • Department of Natural and Environmental Chemistry
  • Department of Bio Materials Science
  • Department of Bio Engineering and Industrial Machinery
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of IT Application Engineering
  • Department of Bio Environmental Energy
  • Department of Physical Education

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Humanities
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • Graduate School of Natural Sciences
  • Graduate School of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Korean Medicine
  • Graduate School of Pharmacy
  • Graduate School of Medicine
  • Graduate School of Dentistry
  • Graduate School of Human Ecology
  • Graduate School of Arts
  • Graduate School of Nano Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Graduate School of Public Administration
  • Graduate School of Industry
  • Graduate School of Environment
  • Graduate School of International Studies
  • Graduate School of Natural Resource and Life Sciences

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Coordinates: 35°14′02″N 129°04′46″E / 35.23398°N 129.07931°E / 35.23398; 129.07931