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Chonnam National University

4.1 out of 5 (12 ratings / 9 reviews) Gwangju, South Korea
The founding idea of Chonnam National University is to foster future leaders of noble character as well as profound knowledge in professional fields and who will be able to contribute to the development of the nation and the world. The motto of Chonnam National University is truth, creativity, and service.

Master's Programmes



The Honam area has long cherished its tradition of valuing justice and showing respect to the elderly. On June 9, 1952, a national university, Chonnam National University (CNU), set sail at the center of the region on a long journey of fostering the next leaders of our society, and providing a cradle of creative studies to help lead the 21st century.


Colleges & Schools

  • 16 Colleges with 83 Departments for Undergraduates Nursing, Business Administration, Engineering, Engineering Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Culture and Social Sciences, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Human Ecology, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Arts, Medicine, Humanities, Natural Sciences
  • 1 Graduate School Master's Program: 122 Programs Doctoral Program: 112 Programs
  • 5 Professional Graduate Schools Business, Culture, Law, Medical, Dental
  • 5 Special Graduate Schools Education, Industry and Technology, Industry-University Cooperation, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Public Policy


The total amount of research funds that CNU professors were rewarded exceeded 120 billion won, enlisting CNU as a top-10 research university in Korea. CNU was also selected as a world-class research university. CNU is on sound footing in terms of research capacity.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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601 -100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
664 -34
630 -25
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
701 -50
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Housing services

  • Dormitory

Library services

  • Central Library

Medical services

Equipped with diagnosis room, oral health room, medicine room, clinical lab/inspection room, X-ray room, and other medical equipments e.g. automatic analysis system, diagnosis available everyday by full-time doctors.

Student Life

Student clubs

NU has more than 80 actively operating clubs in the areas of liberal arts, academics, athletics, volunteer service and religion. Each college also has specialized clubs. The CNU Club Association hosts an annual event that advertises clubs and helps freshmen get to know their own interests.

Student Reviews

Endless happiness
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

My university is one of the best universities to study as I could improve my fourth language in university.

Ambition of an entrepreneur
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I studied business and economics related courses

Face it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Coursework will be good but we have to manage the financial needs on our own like working as a student researcher.


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