Korea University

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Key facts about Korea University

Top private university in Korea

Offers over 40% of all courses in English

Ranked #1 in Korea for alumni support/donations

Member of the APRU & U21 university networks

Undergraduate: 27,272

Graduate: 10,345

Korea University's Mission & Vision

Korea University was founded in 1905 by the Treasurer of the Royal Household, Young-Ik Yi, who believed that educating the young generation was the only way to secure Korea’s independence. KU is the country’s first institution of higher learning funded and administered solely by Koreans. As such, KU’s mission is to continue to play a key role in shaping Korea socially, culturally and academically.

About Korea University

With a founding spirit of “national salvation through education” Korea University has grown and prospered for more than 100 years. From its foundation by the Korean royal household in 1905, through Japanese occupation, and into the modern period of rapid economic development, Korea University has been the driving force behind education and social change in Korea.


International Partnerships

863 Institutions in 91 countries

Notable Research Areas

The university’s academic scope is extensive with its 22 colleges and divisions, and 23 graduate schools. KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine, and Business Administration.