Seoul National University

Established in 1946 as the first national university in Korea, Seoul National University (SNU) is indisputably the most prestigious institution of higher education in Korea. It has fostered leaders in every sector of Korean society, thereby making a significant contribution to the remarkable socio-economic transformation of Korea. For instance, SNU has educated and trained by far the largest number of top-notch researchers. According to L’Ecole des Mines de Paris (MINES Paris Tech)’s survey, SNU claims as its graduates the 10th largest number of CEOs at Global 500 companies. As a truly comprehensive and integrated university, SNU has 16 colleges, 1 graduate school, and 9 professional graduate schools. Striving to being more than just the best university in Korea, SNU aims to grow into one of the top 20 institutions in the world by 2025 and is making every effort to achieve the goal.

Seoul National University is dedicated to fulfill its goals as the world?s leader of creative knowledge. Seoul National University?s visions include: 1) Educating global leaders by fostering creativity, tolerance, and responsibility 2) Creating new future values by taking on challenging and innovative research 3) Contributing to society by allowing knowledge to be more accessible to the larger community

Foundation year: 1946
Short name: SNU
Type: National
Students: 26470
Faculty: 2100
Faculty/Students Ratio: 13:1
Region: Asia
Location: Gwanak, Seoul