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Kangwon National University

History

Founded as Kangwon Provincial Chuncheon Agricultural College in 1947, KNU extended to comprehensive university in 1978 Kangwon National University is as a core national university representing Gangwon-do, nurturing global talents contributing to the advancement of the nation and region.

Education

Colleges:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Animal Life Sciences
  • College of Art, Culture and Engineering
  • College of Education
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Forest and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Biomedical Sciences
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Information Technology

Research

Affiliated Research Institutes include:

  • Health Care Research Center
  • Institute of Industrial Technology of College of Art, Culture and Engineering
  • Institute of Animal Medicine
  • Institute of Molecular Science and Convergence Technology
  • Institute of Gangwon Culture
  • Social Integration Research Center
  • Institute of Life Sciences
  • Institute of New Drug Development Research
  • Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology
  • Institute of Telecommunications and Information
  • Institute of Local Community
  • Institute of Sports Science
  • Institute of Oriental Medicine-bio
  • Institute of Environmental Research

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
1001
2024
1001
2023
1001
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
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2024
1201
2023
1201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
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2023
801
2022
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
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2024
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2023
1261
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.

Library services

The Kangwon Central Library offers materials on the following subjects: Generalities, Philosophy, Religion, Social Science, Natural Science, Technical Science, Art, Language, Literature, History.

Medical services

  • International students staying in Korea are subject to a mandatory subscription to National Health Insurance.
  • The Public Health Center offers basic examinations, psychiatric consultations, first aid supplies and support and various types of medical check-ups.

Campus life

Kangwon National University has two campuses:

  • KNU Samcheok Campus
  • KNU Dogye Campus

Syunsen, Gangwon, South Korea

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