Seoul National University


Continente:
Asia
Country:
Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of
Address:
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826
Web Site:
www.useoul.edu
Seoul National University


About Seoul National University:

Seoul National University (SNU; Hangul: 서울대학교; Hanja: 서울大學校; RR: Seoul Daehakgyo, colloquially Seouldae) is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered to be the most prestigious university in the country. The university has three campuses: the main campus in Gwanak and two additional campuses in Daehangnoand Pyeongchang. The university comprises sixteen colleges, one graduate school and nine professional schools. The student body consists of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. According to data compiled by KEDI, the university spends more on its students per capita than any other university in the country that enrolls at least 10,000 students. Seoul National University holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, the World Bank and a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania. The Graduate School of Business offers dual master's degrees with Duke University, ESSEC Business School and Peking University, double-degrees with the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yale School of Management and MBA-, MS- and PhD-candidate exchange programs with universities in ten countries on four continents. Following a government mandate to globalize Korean universities, the university's international faculty head count peaked at 242 or 4% of the total in 2010, but subsequently declined. Seoul National University, or its undergraduate liberal arts college in particular, finds its roots in Keijo Imperial University, one of the Imperial Universities founded by the Japanese Empire. In the 1940s, under the guidance of the US military government in Korea, the university merged with various colleges and professional schools, and the consolidated institution was renamed as Seoul National University in accordance with the Act of the National University Seoul enacted in the National Assembly.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 107 84 83 66 69 60 56 45 51 55 51 50 49 54 56

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 135 102 119 85 65 66 73 74 102 90 93 94 88 94
Engineering 21 17 12 13 13 13 11 11 21 22 30 40 44 48
Life Sciences 123 133 100 104 76 75 70 66 72 78 79 84 81 84
Medicine 193 185 141 145 111 96 85 84 82 77 66 55 63 61
Natural Sciences 45 47 40 45 42 44 46 45 42 46 47 50 53 57
Social Sciences 246 - 244 207 250 218 204 200 202 199 197 175 194 192

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 57 65 56 53 52 64 63 70 79 81 81
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 85 103 97
Chemistry 24 17 23 21 22 25 30 35 42 45 44
Chemical Engineering 16 23 21 21 24 25 26 39 50 63 71
Civil Engineering 37 31 46 57 48 75 87 81 86 107 98
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 51 48 47
Computer Science 59 56 63 74 76 84 98 99 119 124 136
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 147 186 210
Electrical Engineering 20 16 15 17 19 35 35 40 58 61 79
Environment / Ecology 137 128 131 136 143 175 133 166 144 122 126
Geosciences 169 150 124 142 131 159 165 159 156 152 122
Immunology - - - - - - - - 139 128 140
Materials Science 9 9 9 7 9 11 16 19 27 28 29
Mathematics 141 116 120 104 83 129 100 79 110 116 134
Mechanical Engineering 28 26 26 31 37 38 56 71 77 74 86
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 34 37 64
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 82 81 80
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 141 160 147
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 9 15 20 13 18 17 18 31 39 34
Physics 40 41 47 48 43 44 45 50 37 38 45
Plant & Animal Science 81 67 62 66 66 74 72 68 68 71 76
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 247 274 277
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 189 191 189
Space Science - - - - - - - - 132 142 148
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 65
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 89
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 29