Seoul National University of Science and Technology

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Seoul National University
of Science and Technology
Motto in English
Your Future, Our Vision
Established 1910
Type Public (National)
President NamKoong, Keun
Students 13,463
Undergraduates 12,273
Postgraduates 1,190
Location Seoul, Korea
Campus Urban
Colors Royal blue
Mascot Black Dragon
Website www.seoultech.ac.kr
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Seoul Gwahak Gisul Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Sŏul Kwahak Kisul Taehakkyo

Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) is one of Korea's national universities. The university originated from a Vocational Supplementary School established in 1910 by Emperor Gojong’s Royal Decree. Later the school was re-organized as Gyeongseong Public Industrial School, Gyeonggi Technical College, Gyeonggi Open Industrial University, and Seoul National University of Technology before it was finally reborn as Seoul National University of Science and Technology in September 2010 with celebrate the 100th anniversary of its foundation. The institution is also known as 'SeoulTech'.

Today SeoulTech is a large university housing six colleges, 32 departments, six graduate schools and a student enrolment of 14,000 people in a spacious campus of 500,000 square meters (124 acres). This is the 3rd largest campus out of universities in Seoul. The campus, formerly occupied by the engineering departments of Seoul National University, is in Nowon-gu in the northern part of Seoul.

Colleges and schools[edit]

College of Engineering

  • Department of Mechanical System Design Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
  • Department of Safety Engineering
  • Department of New Materials Engineering
  • Department of Constructional System Design Engineering
  • Department of Architecture (majors in Architectural Engineering)
  • Department of Architecture (majors in Architecture)

College of Information & Telecommunication

  • Department of Electric Information System Engineering
  • Department of Electronic IT Media Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering

College of Energy and Biotechnology

  • Department of Chemical & Biotechnology Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Food Science & Technology
  • Department of Precision Chemistry
  • Department of Sports Science
  • Department of Optical Science

College of Art & Design

  • Department of Design
  • Department of Pottery Culture
  • Department of Metalwork
  • Department of Plastic Arts

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Department of Science of Public Administration
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of Literary Creation
  • Department of Basic Education

College of Business & Technology

  • Department of Industrial & Information Systems Engineering
  • Department of Global Management

There are also three professional graduate schools and three special graduate schools within the university. Aside from these, there are a number of specialist research institutes.

Library[edit]

Seoul National University of Science and Technology campus map

The library at Seoul National University of Science and Technology has been operational since the foundation of Eoeudong Public Vocational Continuing School in April 1910. Today, the Library has 519,000 volumes, 7,800 e-books, 18,000 audiovisual materials, and 380 periodicals and academic journals published domestically and abroad.

The Central Library building, completed at the end of 2004, consists of three stories with an area of 9,281 m2 (2,807 pyeong). The first floor houses the library office, seminar rooms, Western archive, and information processing center. The second floor is occupied with Eastern archives and references, periodicals, and an academic journal room. The third floor houses a multimedia room, group study room, and reading room. The annex to Central Library, remodelled in 2011, is a building with an area of 4,896.25 m2 (1,400 pyeong) that is equipped with a reference room, reference room for western books, room for study groups, notebook computer reading room and general reading room. The library has collected academic research works of the professors and the students for the past 100 years.

Other support facilities[edit]

Aside from the library there is also an Information and Computer Center; a Press and Broadcasting Center; a General Laboratory Building; a Business Incubation Center; an Educational Equipment Management & Technical Support Center; and an International Office/ Centre for International Exchange. Finally, there is an Institute for Language Education and Research staffed by twenty native-speaking English instructors.

Scholarships[edit]

The part of campus of Seoul National University of Science and Technology

About half of the student body benefit from a scholarship program which offers education at a comparatively low cost. The school’s current tuition only amounts to 40% of an average private university’s costs and 80% of tuition fees charged by other national universities. SeoulTech also has a number of funded international cooperation programs, and two joint degree programs with Northumbria University in the United Kingdom.

The Institute for Language Education & Research[edit]

The Institute for Language Education and Research (ILER) provides a variety of language programs to serve the University's English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese learning needs. The ILER has built a qualified, knowledgeable, and supportive faculty where collaboration is valued to design curriculum relevant for our particular students' needs. There are currently 26 full-time faculty positions. The ILER has a dedicated language center building which houses all needed facilities: professors' offices, administration offices, conference hall, conversation classrooms with round tables, etc. The ILER is a developing PLC (Professional Learning Community), focused on modernizing curriculum, expanding opportunities for research and publication, and fostering a spirit of intercultural exchange.

History[edit]

Seoul Techno Park, NT and IT Educational-Industrial Cooperation center
Seoultech has 4 student dormitories which have capacity of 2580 students
  • 1 January 2014 - Begin construction of Student Dormitory IV
  • 1 March 2012 – Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Technology University to Broad General University transition
  • 25 October 2011 – Inauguration of Keun NamKoong as 10th president
  • 1 September 2010 – Changed university name From Seoul National University of Technology to Seoul National University of Science & Technology
  • 1 September 2010 - Completion of Centennial (100-year) Memorial Sculpture construction
  • 1 February 2010 - Completion of Frontier hall construction
  • 3 December 2009 – Completion of the construction of Centennial(100-year) Memorial Hall (start of the construction, 3 April 2007)
  • 1 March 2008 – Opening of Graduate School of NID Fusion Technology
  • 1 March 2008 – Completion of Seoul Techno Park(STP) construction[1]
  • 1 January 2008 – Completion of Student Dormitory III construction
  • 17 October 2007 – Inauguration of Jun-Hyong Roh as 9th president
  • 1 October 2007 – Completion of Language Center construction
  • 1 August 2007 – Completion of Student Dormitory II construction
  • 1 June 2006 – Completion of Mirae Hall construction
  • 1 September 2005 – Designation authorization of Seoul Technopark
  • 25 February 2005 – Completion of Student Library II construction
  • 17 December 2004 – Establishment authorization of Seoul Technopark Nonprofit Corporation
  • 23 September 2004 – Foundation of Seoul Technopolis Promotion Center and Center for Engineering Education
  • 26 March 2004 – Inauguration of Dr. Jin-Shin Yoon as 8th president
  • 27 September 2003 – Establishment of SNUT Industry-Academic Alliance Corporation
  • 23 September 2003 – Establishment authorization of Graduate School of Energy & Environment
  • 21 April 2003 – Inauguration of Dr. Hee-Beom Lee as 7th president
  • 1 March 2003 – Establishment of Graduate School of Public Policy & Information Technology
  • 1 March 2002 – Change of Graduate School of Railroad Technology to Graduate School of Railroad (PhD Course)
  • 24 February 2001 – Foundation of Graduate School of Housing
  • 1 March 2000 – Foundation of Graduate School of Railroad Technology
  • 1 March 2000 – Foundation of Department of English, Department of Creative Writing and Department of Social Sports Science (Daytime)
  • Establishment a dual bachelor’s dual program in collaboration with Northumbria University in the UK
  • 1 April 1999 – Inauguration of Dr. Jin-Seol Lee as 6th president
  • 2 April 1998 – Opening of Foreign Language Education Center
  • 1 April 1998 – Opening of Laboratory Center
  • 6 October 1995 – Foundation of Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Industry & Engineering
  • 1 April 1995 – Inauguration of Dr. Dong-Gyu Choi as 5th president
  • 3 September 1994 – Foundation of Computer Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Industry & Engineering
  • 1 March 1994 – Foundation of Department of Creative Writing and Department of Social Sports Science
  • 1 March 1993 – Foundation of Design and Automobile Engineering and Automatic Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Industry & Engineering
  • 24 February 1993 – Renamed Seoul National University of Technology in accordance with the revision of national school establishment decree (Presidential Decree No. 13895, February 24, 1993)
  • 24 November 1992 – Foundation of Industry Craft, Graduate School of Industry & Engineering. Completion of Dormitory construction
  • 1 March 1992 – Foundation of Department of Industry Administration and Department of Fine Chemistry Foundation of School of Engineering III, School of Engineering IV and School of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences
  • 21 March 1991 – Inauguration of Prof. Dae-Byeong Yoon as 4th president
  • 1 March 1990 – Foundation of School of Engineering I, School of Engineering II, School of Art & Design, and Department of Applied Fine Arts
  • 15 November 1989 – Foundation of Electric Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Design and Automation Engineering, Graduate School of Industry & Engineering
  • 1 March 1988 – Renamed Seoul National Industrial University (Presidential Decree No. 1407, February 24, 1988)
  • 21 March 1987 – Inauguration of Dr. Dong-Hee Lee as 3rd president
  • 29 February 1984 – Foundation of Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Industrial Safety Engineering, and Department of Mould Design
  • 30 March 1983 – Inauguration of Dr. Ho-Keun Kim as 2nd president
  • 1 March 1983 – Unification into Gyunggi Technical Open University
  • 31 December 1982 – Closing of Gyunggi Technical College in accordance with the revision of national school establishment decree
  • 6 April 1982 – Promulgation of regulations on establishment and operation of Open University (Presidential Decree No. 10786)
  • 17 February 1982 – Opening ceremony of Gyunggi Technical Open University
  • 25 February 1982 – Founded in accordance with regulations on establishment and operation of Open University (Presidential Decree No. 10728 of Establishment and Operation of National School, revised February 15, 1982)
  • 31 December 1981 – The Revision of education laws in accordance with regulations of establishment and operation of Open University (Law No. 3525, revised December 31, 1981)
  • March 1979 – Inauguration of Dr. Soon-Cheol Hong as 1st Dean
  • March 1974 – Renamed Gyunggi Technical College
  • March 1963 – Renamed Gyunggi Technical High Special School
  • March 1953 – Renamed Gyunggi Technical High School
  • March 1944 – Reorganized into Gyunggi Public Technical School
  • March 1931 – Reorganized into Gyungsung Public Vocational School
  • 15 April 1910 – Public Eoeudong Vocational Continuing School

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Seoul Techno Park(STP) Homepage

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°37′54″N 127°04′43″E / 37.63167°N 127.07861°E / 37.63167; 127.07861