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University of Seoul

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The University of Seoul is a public university funded and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Seoul is the economic, political, and cultural center of Korea. It is also the 600-year capital of Korea, a historical city with social, cultural, and physical layers spread out along a vast and complex landscape. The character of the university the faculty, academic programs, and research institutions is shaped by Seoul’s metropolitan dynamic. Its faculty, students, and administrative body are distinguished by a commitment to civic values and a dynamic urban civilization. Along with basic research, it functions as a think-tank in formulating and supporting the major policy goals of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. With diverse and specific programs that integrate research and policy, practice and education, the University of Seoul seeks a balance between academic and professional concerns, between visionary goals and practical research. The University of Seoul has set the clear goal of becoming an international center for the urban sciences. These range from environmental and civic engineering, architecture, urban planning and landscape design to public law and administration, taxation science, economics, urban sociology and management. More recently, the university has diversified this base to include the arts and humanities. In the area of science and engineering, the university has concentrated on the development of information and media technology. With Korea’s largest and finest group of human and informational resources focused on the future of the world’s city, it boasts a unique array of research institutions working on the solutions to its problems and creative visions for its future. Since 1997, the university has continued to receive major grants from the private sector as well as the Korean Ministry of Education and Human resources for its institutional goals. In 2005, the university was again selected for a grant of 5.5 million US$ and in 2006, the Woori Bank donated 10 million US$ to the university academic fund. At the national and global level, the university has formed strong alliances with industry, government, and research sectors. It sends more than sixty students a year for a fully funded one-month study tour of the strategic cities of the world.

Country Korea
School name University of Seoul
City Seoul
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
College of Business Administration
College of Engineering
College of Humanities
College of Natural Science
College of Urban Sciences
College of Arts and Physical Education
School of General Education
Graduate School of Science in Taxation
Graduate School of Design
University of Seoul Law School
Graduate School of Urban Sciences
Graduate School of Business Administration
Graduate School of Science
and Technology
Graduate School of Education
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English, Korean
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1918
The number of students (Undergraduate) 7,500
The number of students (Graduate) 2,500
Test required for admission Document review and/or test
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) N/A
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 551-600
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address 163 Seoulsiripdaero (90 Jeonnong-dong), Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-743 KOREA
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