University of Ulsan

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University of Ulsan
University of Ulsan Seal.jpg
Type Private
Established March 16, 1970
President Yeon Cheon OH[1]
Academic staff
Students 20,798
Undergraduates 13,587
Postgraduates 1,637
Location Ulsan, South Korea
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University of Ulsan
Hangul 울산대학교
Revised Romanization Ulsan Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Ulsan Daehakkyo

The University of Ulsan (Hangul울산대학교) (UOU) was founded on February 19, 1969 as the Ulsan Institute of Technology. The University was promoted to a full-fledged University on March 1, 1985. The university is located in Mugeo-dong, Ulsan, South Korea. The University currently has approximately 10,500 students enrolled.

The city of Ulsan has been recognized as the Korean city which was built around the corporate base of the multinational Hyundai conglomerate. Thus, the Hyundai Conglomerate announced its plan to give 40 billion won to assist a variety of university-industry cooperation projects.

This corporate relationship has helped turn the University into one of South Korea's top rated institutions for graduate job placement, as well as increasing its reputation more broadly as one of the top private universities outside of Seoul.


Even though it started as Ulsan Institute of Technology, University of Ulsan today offers programs in broad area through 12 colleges. There are 6 different graduate schools including the general Graduate School which offers Master's degrees in 29 different disciplines and Doctorate degrees in 19 different areas of study. In 2007, 12,614 undergraduate students and 1,637 graduate students are enrolled in the university.


  • College of Humanities
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Human Ecology
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Music
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Design
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Industry and Management

Graduate Schools

  • The Graduate School
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Graduate School of Public Policy
    • Social Welfare
    • Public Policy
  • Graduate School of Industry
    • Energy Management Engineering
    • Industrial Management Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Construction Engineering
    • Architecture &Urban Studies
    • Sports Management
    • Smart IT Convergence Engineering
    • Clinical Nursing
    • International Business English
  • Graduate School of Education
    • Educational Administration
    • Counselor Education
    • Korean Language Education
    • English Language Education
    • Japanese Language Education
    • Chinese Language Education
    • History Education
    • Museum & Arts Education
    • Ethics Education
    • Social Science Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Mathematics Education
    • Physical Education
    • Chemistry Education
    • Biology Education
    • Physical Education
    • Home Economics Education
    • Computer Education
    • Nutrition Education
  • Institute of e-Vehicle Technology (was created in 2004 with the support of city of Ulsan and the Korean government.)
    • Vehicle Design
    • Vehicle Manufacturing
    • IT/Mechatronics

Research Institutes[edit]

A majority of colleges at the University of Ulsan have individual research institutes. The aim of these institutes is to promote research into various academic fields and to publish relevant findings resulting from these investigations. The research institutes provide a link for cooperation between the university, the industry, and the private and public sectors. The University of Ulsan has 15 research institutes.


  • Dr. Kwan Lee, March 1, 1985 - March 15, 1988
  • Dr. Sang-Ju Lee, March 16, 1988 - February 28, 1996
  • Dr. Bon-Ho Koo, March 1, 1996 - March 9, 2000
  • Dr. Moo-Ki Bai, March 10, 2000 - June 30, 2003
  • Dr. Chung-Kil Chung, July 1, 2003 - June 23, 2008
  • Dr. Do-Yeon Kim, September 10, 2008 - March 10, 2011
  • Dr. Cheol Lee, March 11, 2011 – February 28, 2015
  • Dr. Yeon-Cheon Oh, March 1, 2015 – Present

Coordinates: 35°32′33.98″N 129°15′24.21″E / 35.5427722°N 129.2567250°E / 35.5427722; 129.2567250