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Chonnam National University


Chonnam National University (CNU) set sail in Gwanjgu, at the center of the Honam region on June 9, 1952. The university emerged from the ashes of the Korean War with the support of local citizens who wanted to foster talented students. Even though CNU was established only about 60 years ago, it is celebrating more than 100 years of tradition because of the schools that were merged under CNU.


Colleges and Schools:

  • 16 Colleges with 96 Departments for Undergraduates Nursing, Business Administration, Engineering, Engineering Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Culture and Social Sciences, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Human Ecology, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Arts, Medicine, Humanities, Natural Sciences
  • Graduate School Master's Program: 122 programs; Graduate School Doctoral Program: 112 programs
  • 5 Professional Graduate Schools: Business, Culture, Law, Medical, Dental
  • 5 Special Graduate Schools: Education, Industry and Technology, Industry-University Cooperation, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Public Policy


The total amount of research funds that CNU professors were rewarded exceeded 120 billion won, enlisting CNU as a top-10 research university in Korea. CNU was also selected as a world-class research university. CNU is on sound footing in terms of research capacity.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
601 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
851 -100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
844 -106
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Housing services

Floor 10 to 15, Building 9A~D:

  • studio style (two persons per room)
  • apartment style {houses with 3 rooms, 2 persons per room)
  • individual floor heating and automatic controlled ceiling-type air conditioning in each unit
  • shower and washroom, combination locks, furniture.
  • cafeteria, convenience stores, restaurants, etc.

Building 3~6:

  • studio style (two persons per room)
  • central Heating and air conditioning
  • facilities: lounge, shower rooms, laundry room, study room, kitchen

Building 8:

  • type: apartment style (houses with 3 rooms 2 persons per room)
  • central heating and Individual air conditioning
  • facilities: PC Cafe, lounge, shower rooms, laundry rooms, study room, fitness room

Library services

The size of the Chonnam National University Library amounts to 10,415 pyeong with 5,600 seats, 1.4 million books and 5,400 (donated) serials. The  library embraces cutting-edge IT, e-journals and e-books to further strengthen research support base.

ICT services

University Computing Center:

  • Computer Rooms
  • IT Help Desk - provides technical support to troubleshoot the Integrated Information System, network and software while using IT resources on campus.

Medical services

Medicare Center:

  • general medical support: equipped with diagnosis room, oral health room, medicine room, clinical lab/inspection room, X-ray room, and other medical equipments e.g. automatic analysis system, diagnosis available everyday by full-time doctors
  • dental support
  • medical checks
  • pharmacy
International students are required to join an insurance program during their stay.

Campus life

Chonnam National University has two main campuses, one in Gwangju and the other in the Yeosu.

Sports facilities


  • Fitness, Golf, Yoga, Jazz Dance, Badminton, Dance Sports, etc.
Facility guide:
  • 1st: Yoga, Admin office, Multi-purpose room, Exercise room, Indoor gym
  • 2nd: Fitness Center
  • 3rd: Multi-purpose Auditorium

Student clubs

CNU has more than 80 actively operating clubs in the areas of liberal arts, academics, athletics, volunteer service and religion. Each college also has specialized clubs.

The CNU Club Association hosts an annual event that advertises clubs and helps freshmen get to know their own interests.

  • IEQAS: International Educational Quality Assurance System in Korea (2013)

Kwangju, Gwangju, South Korea

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