Kyungpook National University

KNU became known for producing the top Korean intellectuals of the age, representing the Republic of Korea with pride. Our goal is to reaffirm the status long held by KNU, bringing change and the spirit of innovation to the world. We will become a university that inspires people the world over with our achievements.

Master's Programmes



It began as a regional education hub founded with the support of residents, and quickly gained a strong reputation as the best university south of Seoul. Kyungpook National University was established in 1946. In 1969, the 1969.03 the Graduate School of Education was established.


One of the greatest assets is the people that are educated. KNU will give first priority to concentrated investment in human resources development, producing talented individuals with the wisdom of cultural insight and scientific technology; passionate professionals who enjoy a challenge; people who will lead the world with creativity and innovation.


We are now a global competitor; as such, we have to foster research capabilities that can compete with global standards and cultivate talent that will lead the world. KNU will be a university that not only creates knowledge but also leads the stream of intelligence as it takes a step ahead. 


Career development center supports students’ entry into society by providing career search assistance, career guide programs, employment information, effective job-seeking activities, conflict resolution programs, and by fostering key capabilities needed to enter the workforce and develop their careers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
301 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
541 20
561 40
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
601 200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
618 -61
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.


Student services

Since its establishment in 2001, the Office of International Affairs has been providing diverse and unique international programs for students and faculty. Having secured academic partnerships with nearly 550 institutions in 66 countries worldwide, the OIA strives for the internationalization of students and academic staff at KNU, aiming to foster future global leaders equipped with global competitiveness. The OIA door is always open to students who seek to participate in the programs offered.

Housing services

KNU Daegu Campus Dormitories have 2,065 rooms which accommodate 4,598 undergraduate and graduate students. Each building has a recreation hall, gym, shower room, computer lab, and library. The cultural center has a cafeteria which can accommodate 700 people, and an event space with lights, video, and audio equipment. KNU Dormitory at Sangju Campus is equipped with a gym, a computer lab(each room has internet access), a recreation hall(cable TV, air conditioner), and a meeting room. There are laundry facilities on every floor.

Library services

Since its opening in 1953, the KNU Library has been supporting the research and academic activities of users with 5,081 study seats and over 3.1 million volumes of books in a space comprising 35,961㎡. The KNU Library has a main library and four branches located in the Medical School, Dental School, Law School, and Sangju Campus respectively.

Medical services

The KNU Health Care Center is dedicated to maintaining the health of students and staff, as well as to the prevention of disease. The Center includes a hospital and dental clinic, and provides various services for students including health counseling.

Student Life

Campus life

KNU Daegu Campus Dormitories have 8 dormitory buildings, a cafeteria, and 2 BTL dormitory buildings. The KNU Dormitory at Sangju Campus has 1 cafeteria and 6 dormitory buildings with a total of 534 rooms housing 1,314 (male 896/female418)undergraduate, graduate, and international students. 

Sports facilities

The KNU Sports Promotion Center was build in 1972 to encourage university students and staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle by incorporating regular exercise into their daily routine under the KNU sports promotion committee regulation. It provides:

  • Various Wellness programs such as swimming and golf
  • Various sports events and lectures on general physical education

Student Reviews

Little Insight into my Masters Degree Experience
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Soybean Improvement: A solution to hunger and malnutrition
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