President: Professor Jin Taek Chung
Senior International Leader: Professor Hikyoung Lee, Vice President for International Affairs
Korea University was founded in 1905 and is widely acknowledged as the top private university in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. Eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to the University’s public profile as a highly-ranked international leader in higher education.
Korea University’s has two campuses, one in Seoul and another in Sejong city and is the academic home to more than 36,676 students from all over the nation and the world. Each semester Korea University welcomes approximately 4,000 international students, with another 1,000 enrolled in the University’s Korean language and culture programs.
Korea University’s campus facilities are also unique with their stately stone architecture, sprawling manicured lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora. Korea University is known to have one of the most easily accessible and beautiful campuses in Korea. The university has two subway stations adjacent to the campus.
Korea University students come from among the top students in the country and are the nation’s brightest and most promising. With a strong sense of pride in the university, students are a very socially conscious group making for an active, intellectually stimulating and friendly campus atmosphere.
Korea University is nationally recognized for its strong commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university currently has 21 Colleges and Schools and 23 Graduate Schools, with 145 Research Institutions. Korea University has distinguished itself with scholarly achievements in the areas of Law, Business Administration, the Humanities, Asian Studies, Science, Engineering and Medicine. Korea University has over 5,000 full and part-time faculty with many enjoying international prominence through involvement in a wide range of scholarly activities.