About Korea University:

Korea University (KU) is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1905, Korea University is one of the nation's oldest and most prominent institutions of higher education. It is one of Korea's three SKY universities, considered the most prestigious in the country. The university's academic breadth is broad with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, as well as 18 graduate schools. Korea University is notable in South Korean history for being the first educational institution to offer academic programs in Korea in various disciplines, such as law, economicsand journalism.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 348 285 237 278 260 229 202 201 191 190 185 183 171 172 156

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - 122 286 273 244 267 248 203 178 135 132
Engineering 106 96 69 71 69 67 65 56 59 62 62 65 61 58
Life Sciences - - - - - 278 281 263 254 255 246 277 261 227
Medicine - - - - - - - 280 262 270 249 243 227 227
Natural Sciences 162 124 148 139 125 122 116 112 97 109 127 117 110 98
Social Sciences 284 278 297 261 - - - - - 301-350 273 301-350 277 301-350

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 114 122 133 128 107 125 100 79 81 70 101
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 247 287 -
Chemistry 77 67 68 66 62 52 52 56 56 53 49
Chemical Engineering 76 66 69 75 54 54 66 63 70 62 48
Civil Engineering 190 199 174 156 141 142 128 121 143 91 170
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 234 196 201
Computer Science 87 93 90 86 93 109 86 82 87 73 63
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 211 202 188
Electrical Engineering 58 61 58 63 52 64 61 48 50 50 55
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - 222 136 110
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 67 62 55 52 53 54 50 60 70 71 58
Mathematics - - - - 243 271 315 351-400 351-400 301-350 301-350
Mechanical Engineering 189 181 166 138 121 66 103 145 148 166 129
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 102 102 124
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 295 246
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 267 277 242
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 212 250 204 174 214 183 161 198 195 193
Physics 123 95 106 108 103 97 98 128 79 75 63
Plant & Animal Science - - 299 297 - - - 300 301-350 351-400 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 351-400
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 78
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 73
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 30