Wonkwang University

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Wonkwang University
University Library (left) and Law School (right). View from an artificial pond called Sudeokho (수덕호).
Korean name
Revised RomanizationWonkwang Daehakkyo
McCune–ReischauerWŏn’gwang Taehakkyo
Wonkwang University arboretum

Wonkwang University is a university located in Iksan, South Korea. Founded as Youilhakrim (유일학림) in 1946, it is one of the few academies affiliated with Won Buddhism. Yuilhakrim was succeeded by Wonkwang Junior College (원광초급대학) on 5 November 1951, and gained college status on 29 January 1953. The Postgraduate School was opened in 1967, and in 1971 it gained university status.[1]

The university is known for its diverse medical courses: western medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, traditional Korean medicine, and traditional Korean pharmacy. Beside medical courses, the school is well known for its specialised courses such as police administration, fire service administration, and law school.[2]

Wonkwang University is one of the two only schools in South Korea that have courses for antiques restoration.


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Coordinates: 35°58′10″N 126°57′26″E / 35.9694°N 126.9573°E / 35.9694; 126.9573