- #581 Ranking
- Public Institution Type
Pusan National University was founded in May 1946 with the establishment ideology of truth, liberty and devotion.
The University now compriseds fifteen colleges, one independent division, one general graduate school, fourprofessional graduate schools and five special graduate schools, and contributes to the development of the nation by producing prominent experts and talented leaders.
Although the University started initially with just two faculties, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Fisheries, since then, it has grown into a major research level institution covering all the major disciplines within academia.
The Mirae Human Resource Development Center is dedicated to providing counsel and support to students in their search for employment. It provides thorough career education and develops the vocational ability of students in a way that reinforces their competencies while offering a range of counseling programs that help students overcome interpersonal conflicts and career hurdles.
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Professional counselors provide advice on psychology, personality and other issues; services include regular group psychological testing, group counseling sessions by theme, and helping students to explore career options based on their aptitude and to conduct successful job searches.
The PNU dormitories, also known as “college living halls”, accommodate 16% of the student body for a total of 4,436 students. The basic structure of the college living hall is 2 students to a room, with shared communal facilities such as showers, toilets, and a gym. The BTL (Built-Transfer-Lease) dormitories, Ungbi Hall (in Busan) and the Haengrim Hall (in Yangsan), both built in 2009, have individual heating systems, air conditioning, toilets, and showers to minimize the inconveniences of communal life.
The Pusan National University Library was established in 1946 with the founding of the university. In January 1999, the library adopted a subject library system to meet the demand for specialized knowledge and to actively respond to an emerging information-based society.
The Information Technology Center plays a leading role in information computerization at the university by introducing smart campus and cloud computing within a high-speed, high-quality IT infrastructure.
Major student clubs are the automotive research group, the paragliding club “Jonathan”, and the sign language club “Hand Gestures of Love”.