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Korea University
고려대학교[1][2]

Motto 자유, 정의, 진리
(自由, 正義, 眞理)
(Liberty, Justice, and Truth)[3]
Established 1905
Type Private
Endowment N/A
President Han, Sung-joo
Faculty 1,114 (2005)
Staff N/A
Students 37,276
Undergraduates 25,626 (2005)
Postgraduates 11,650 (2005)
Doctoral students N/A
Professional students N/A
Location Seoul[4], South Korea
Campus Urban
Colors Crimson      
Nickname Tiger
Mascot N/A
Affiliations N/A
Website www.korea.ac.kr
Public transit access Anam station, Korea Univ. station (Line 6)
Korea University
Hangul:
고려대학교
Hanja:
高麗大學校
Revised Romanization: Goryeo Daehakgyo
McCune-Reischauer: Koryŏ Taehakkyo

Korea University is located in central Seoul, with a secondary campus in Jochiwon, South Korea, and is generally regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. In addition to its acknowledged academic reputation, the university is also esteemed for its history, strong traditions, and contributions to the nation. Founded in 1905 as the first modern higher education institute in Korea, the University currently consists of 81 academic departments in 15 colleges and 75 research institutes, and has a student enrollment of over 30,000 at undergraduate and graduate levels. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 456 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (555 × 730 pixel, file size: 359 KB, MIME type: image/png) A school shield of Korea University The logo is being used here only for education/informational purpose. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Aquatint of a Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... A professional degree is an academic degree designed to prepare the holder for a particular career or profession, fields where scholarly research and academic activity are not the work, but rather a profession such as law, medicine, architecture, accounting, engineering, religious ministry, or education. ... Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Crimson is a strong, bright deep red color combined with some blue, resulting in a slight degree of purple. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Binomial name Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of tigers in 1900 (red) and 1990 (green) Synonyms Felis tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Tigris striatus Severtzov, 1858 Tigris regalis pink, 1867 Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four big cats in the Panthera genus. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Jamo redirects here. ... Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 in South Korea or ì¡°ì„  in North Korea, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...

Contents

Location

The Seoul Campus of the University is located at the following bearings: 37°35′30″N 127°1′45″E / 37.59167, 127.02917, which, when entered into Google Earth and viewed from a height of 2000m, will show the campus in its entirety. The nearest underground station is Korea University Station (고려대역/Goryeodaeyeok), on Line 6. Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Google Earth is a virtual globe program that was originally called Earth Viewer and was created by Keyhole, Inc. ... A map of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. ... Seoul Subway Line 6 of the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation cuts across northern Seoul in a U-shape. ...


History

1905. 05 Posung College founded; Mr. Hae-Uoung Shin inaugurated as the first College President


1907. 02 First graduating class


1946. 08 Establishment as a university; name changes to 'Korea University'


1946. 08 Founding of the College of Politics and Law, College of Economics and Commerce, and College of Liberal Arts; Sang-Yoon Hyun inaugurated as first University President


2000. 04 Centennial Planning Project launched


2001. 06 KU-UBC Joint Academic Program initiated


2002. 03 Central Plaza opens, the largest underground parking facility in the nation


2003. 08 Construction of Woo Dang Hall completed, consisting of ampitheater-type classrooms and IBS system


2003. 09 Recognized as outstanding university in terms of globalisation by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development


2003. Expansion of international exchange programs (Renmin University, China; Waseda University, Japan; UC Davis, USA; Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; University of British Columbia, Canada; and Griffith University, Australia) Renmin University of China   © Renmin University of China Renmin University of China (RUC), also known as Peoples University of China, Renmin University or Peoples University (Simplified Chinese: 中国人民大学; Traditional Chinese: 中國人民大學; pinyin: ) , is one of the most prestigious universities in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sodai ) is a co-educational, private university in Japan. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is one of the larger institutions of the University of London. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public university with its main campus located at Point Grey in the unincorporated Electoral Area A, immediately west of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Griffith University is an Australian public university with five campuses in Queensland between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. ...


2006. International exchange program with Sciences Po Paris, France ...


2006. 12 Dr. Phil-Sang Lee was inaugurated as the 16th President of Korea University.


Reputation

Korea University is one of the so-called "SKY" schools in Korea. The acronym is the first initials of the three most prestigious and highly desired universities in Korea: Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. Admissions into the universities are so competitive that a degree from one of the SKY schools has indeed been regarded as a ticket to success and honor in Korean society.([1]) SKY is a collective nickname for the three most prestigious universities in South Korea: Seoul National University (SNU), Korea University (KU), and Yonsei University (YU). ... Seoul National University (SNU), is a national university, located in Seoul, South Korea. ... Yonsei University is a private university located in Seoul, South Korea. ...


Academics

Korea University was under the spotlight when it became one of the world’s top 200 universities. The Times, in its Higher Education Supplement, put Korea University 184th out of the world universities. The Social Science College of Korea University (KU) ranked 66th while the Liberal Arts College the 89th. In 2006, a newer version of the world university ranking was released by the Times, and the rank of Korea University leaped into 150th from the previous rank, 184th. Page 3 in The Times University Ranking 2006. [2] The Korean Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development announced that Korea univesity was ranked at 153rd in the world and 4th in Korea, based on the number of published papers for Science Citation Index journals. [3] Sanghai Jiao Tong University, China reported Korea university was ranked in the range of 301-400th. [4]

Ko-Yon Games

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Athletics

The rivalry of Korea University and Yonsei University, top two private institutions in the nation, is nationally renowned. Furthermore, unlike Seoul National University, the private universities are proud of and renowned for their spirit, traditions, and the gold balance of academics and athletics. So intense is the rivalry between them that any of the crimson-attired supporters of Korea University identifies the league as the “Ko-Yon Games,” while the opponent party in blue would call it the other way around. Five events (of baseball, basketball, ice hockey, rugby, and soccer) are held every year. [5] Yonsei University is a private university located in Seoul, South Korea. ... Seoul National University (SNU), is a national university, located in Seoul, South Korea. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Global KU Project

The global logo of KU.
The centennial memorial emblem of KU.

Welcoming the centennial anniversary, KU has carried out ‘Global KU Project’ focusing on training world-competitive students, creating high-end infrastructure, enhancing research and investment and keeping administration abreast with the global standard. All of these efforts are contributed to KU’s joining the world’s top tier. KU aims at becoming world’s top 100 schools by 2010, which is likely to come to life earlier, given the recent designation of one of the world's top 200 universities. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (680 × 680 pixel, file size: 83 KB, MIME type: image/png) A school shield of Korea University The logo is being used here only for education/informational purpose. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (680 × 680 pixel, file size: 83 KB, MIME type: image/png) A school shield of Korea University The logo is being used here only for education/informational purpose. ... Image File history File links Korea_University_centennial_memorial_emblem. ... Image File history File links Korea_University_centennial_memorial_emblem. ...


Internationalisation

In 2003, Korea University was the only university in the nation recognised for outstanding achievement in internationalisation. This evaluation of 121 domestic universities was conducted by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development and included a competitive application process and strict on-site inspections. KU received high marks for its emphasis on the standardisation of English through expansion of English-mediated courses and innovative projects for globalisation. This is the result of the determination and drive of the university to reach its goal of becoming a world-renowned university. The Global KU Project is now being more actively pursued than ever before, with the active recognition and financial support of the Korean government.

Cha Bum-Kun

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Notable alumni

  • Lee Myung Bak: former mayor of Seoul and one of the main contenders for the next presidential election in Korea
  • Oh Se Hoon: the current mayor of Seoul
  • Kim Seung Yoo: Chairman of Hana Financial Group
  • Lee Hak Soo: Vice-chairman of Samsung Group
  • Hwang Young-Cho: Gold medalist in marathon, Summer Olympics in Barcelona (1992)
  • Chang Ha Sung: Pioneer of small shareholder activism in Korea and founder of Korea Corporate Governance Fund or "Chang Ha Sung" Fund
  • Park Gil Sung: sociology professor
  • Hong Myung-Bo: FIFA World Cup 2002 Bronze Ball Winner
  • Cha Bum-Kun: MVP of the Bundesliga in 85~86 season
  • Chung Eui-sun: President of Kia Motors
  • Kim Yong-ok, philosopher
  • Sung Si Kyung, singer
  • Kim Suk Ki: Founder, President & CEO of Silicomtech, current professor in the College of Engineering.

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Notes

  1. ^ Abbreviations of Korea University in Korean: 고려대(高麗大; Goryeo-dae), 고대(高大; Godae), or 고려대학(高麗大學; Goryeo Daehak). In English: KU or K.U. See also the Names of Korea.
  2. ^ This logo is the traditional version. For the "global" version, see above.
  3. ^ In Korean: 자유(自由; Jayu)·정의(正義; Jeong-ui)·진리(眞理; Jilli).
    In Latin: Libertas, Justitia (or Iustitia), et Veritas.
  4. ^ Anam Campus (안암캠퍼스; 安岩캠퍼스): Anam-dong/Jongam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City (서울특별시 성북구 안암동/종암동; 서울特別市 城北區 安岩洞/鍾岩洞).
    Jeongneung Campus (정릉캠퍼스; 貞陵캠퍼스): Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City (서울특별시 성북구 정릉동; 서울特別市 城北區 貞陵洞).
    Seochang Campus(서창캠퍼스; 瑞倉캠퍼스): Seochang-ri, Jochiwon-eup, Yeongi-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 연기군 조치원읍 서창리; 忠淸南道 燕岐郡 鳥致院邑 瑞倉里).
    See Administrative divisions of South Korea.

The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Seongbuk-gu is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. ... Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Seongbuk-gu is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. ... Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong) is a province in the west of South Korea. ... South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (do), 1 special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido), 6 metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi), and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi). ...

See also

Kim Jung-bae: former President of Korea University; Founder and former President, Society for the Study of Goguryeo (Goguryeo Hakhoe, Hangeul:고구려학회); Professor Emeritus, Korea University Department of History; Ancient Historian. ... In South Korea, education is highly regarded and very competitive. ... A list of institutions of higher education in South Korea. ... This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ...

External links

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Seoul

  • College of Law
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  • College of Poli-Sci and Econs
  • College of Life Science
  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Medical Science
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Information and Communications
  • College of Art
  • College of International Studies
  • School of Mass Communication
  • College of Health Science

Seochang

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Science and Technology
  • College of Econs and Commerce
  • School of Public Administration

Unofficial Sites

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