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Pusan National University

PNU, the true university that lives up to the values of truth, freedom and service, is creating a new value system based on a humanitarian spirit and its insights on the trends of the times. PNU provides and realizes a future vision for society through academic research and HR development, contributing to the development of humanity and society.

Master's Programmes



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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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
401 100
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
581 -60
521 -20
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
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
641 -40
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

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.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • A state-of-the-art sports complex where research and sports occur simultaneously
  • One of the most advanced university gymnasiums in Korea; opened on February 10, 2009
  • Spans five stories with a total floor area of 12,572m^2
  • Research Wing: research rooms, classrooms, and laboratories for experiments
  • Sports Wing: gymnasium (1,600 seats), squash courts (first floor), fitness room, golf practice room, gymnastics studio, martial arts studio, dance studio (2nd floor), the main stadium (3rd floor), and gym (4th floor) with modern facilities
  • Open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Student clubs

Major student clubs are the automotive research group, the paragliding club “Jonathan”, and the sign language club “Hand Gestures of Love”.