Yeungnam University

Yeungnam University South Korea

Yeungnam University Details

  • Country : South Korea
  • City : Gyeongsan
  • Acronym : YU
  • Founded : 1967
  • Students (approx.) : 40000
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The Yeungnam University with the spirit of the Korean people.

“See, here is the old land of the Silla Dynasty where the spirit of the nation lives.”
As mentioned in our university anthem, Yeungnam University is the place where life is permeated
by the vibrant spirit of Korea.

Since its foundation in 1947, Yeungnam University has contributed greatly to the industrialization,
democratization and advancement of Korea producing more than 190,000 excellent alumni based
on the educational philosophy of ‘building the nation with education’ and ‘reviving the nation’.
On the basis of our vast experience and capability accumulated over the last 60 years,
we are continually striving to create a better future to meet the expectations of each new generation.

A University for the nation, the Yeungnam University for the world

Until now, Yeungnam University has been playing a pivotal role in educating human resources in Korea.
We will make this ‘University for the nation’ a ‘University for the world’ by working together with you now
and into the future.
“Wise and young spirits, strong and young energies, be the creators of
new history for the nation and all humankind. Ah, Yeungnam University is growing with her motherland.
Ah, wellspring of justice and lighthouse of learning.”

Our people have long forgotten our most important mission and source of our identity. Yeungnam University starts to remind our nation of the founding spirit of the former Korea President, Mr. Chung-Hee Park, ‘Create a new history and revive the nation based on patriotic spirit’.

Now, we will play a leading role to create value and knowledge for ourselves, our community, our nation and our world by recognizing this mission and the identity of Yeungnam University.

The Yeungnam University with a strong base and internal core competence

University will concentrate itself on building internal core competence rather than external beauty and rhetoric. Yeungnam will flourish as a prestigious private university with a place of academic distinction recognized by both the regional community and the world. To achieve this, Yeungnam University will re-strengthen its foundation. We will create a university where professors strive for excellence in education and research, students do for excellence in their studies and in the job market and university staff do for excellence in the provision of administrative services.

A University community moving together, “Go YU, Go Together”

To excel, University will be focused on working harder and more diligently. We cannot fly without running at full speed. We know well that the vision and power of the flying horse (Chunma) are in us.

A University creating dreams, futures and happiness

Learning and seeking the truth contributes to the improvement of people, societies, nations and, ultimately, the world. Yeungnam University will continue to foster these values acting as a place to create our dreams, our future and our happiness in the world.

Thank you.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Law
  • College of Political Science and Public Administration
  • College of Business and Economics
  • School of Business
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Life and Applied Sciences
  • College of Human Ecology & Kinesiology
  • College of Education
  • College of Design & Art
  • College of Music
  • Evening Programs
  • College of Basic Studies
  • School of Architecture
  • School of International Studies


Yeungnam University was founded in 1967 through the merger of Daegu College and Chunggu College which were founded in 1947 and 1950 respectively. Mr. Lee, Dong Nyoung inaugurated as the first Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. In the same year Yeungnam University approved as starting with 6 Colleges by the Ministry of Education: College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering, College of Law and Political Science, College of Commerce and Economics, College of Pharmacy, and Evening Programs, with 35 undergraduate departments and 12 graduate departments. In 1968 January 1, Dr. Shin, Ki Suck inaugurated as the first President of the University and in 1969 it has started the construction of the Main Campus in Gyeongsan.

In the early 1970s, the Graduate School of Management and Graduate Departments of Korean Language and Literature, Law, and Economics were established afterward the Main Administration Offices, College of Liberal Arts, College of Law & Political Science and College of Commerce and Economics were relocated from the Daegu campus. During the mid-1970s the 21-story main library-cum-faculty office building and the main administration building also accomplished. During the 1980s, Yeungnam University hospital, Foreign Language Institute and University Museum opened.

In 1996, Yeungnam University is approved as an Excellent University in Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, and also as the “Best University” in the fields of business and International Trade, by the Korean University Education Committee. In 1997, Yeungnam University was chosen as a “Government-Sponsored Program for Science Education” in the area of basic science and laboratory education and selected as the supervising university for the model Technopark Project. Following the year Yeungnam University was chosen as a Supervising University in Machinery field and as an Attending University in Information Technology field for the program of rearing local universities in the Brain Korea Project as well as the university was selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology as Research Information Center for Textiles and Apparel Science.

In the year 2000, Yeungnam University established the graduate department of Architectural Design, Multimedia Communications, Bio-technology and graduate departments of Sino-Korean and Textile Engineering in Doctor’s degree. In 2001 University changed the School ofCommerce and Economics to the Schools of Finance and Business with the School of Finance and Economics and the School of InternationalEconomics and Business. In 2003 the Graduate School of Clinical Pharmacy approved, starting with the graduate department of ClinicalPharmacy. The establishment of the Graduate School of Sports Science approved, starting with the graduate department of Sports Science.

Each year many International students join at Yeungnam University for their Masters or Ph.D. degree and proceed on their research work. Most of the students are from China, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bulgaria, Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Vietnam,Poland, Japan, Peru, Senegal and other different countries.

Yeungnam University currently has academic agreement with various Universities around the world like, University of Montana, Old Dominion University, University of Michigan, State University of New York at Albany, Iowa State University of United States, University of Alberta of Canada, Université de Haute-Alsace (since 1999), Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk State Technical University of Russia, Fukui University and Shinshu University of Japan and other several Universities of Uzbekistan and China like Nanjing University, Nankai Universityand Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

In 2010 Yeungnam University is selected one of the top 10 Asian International Universities for the dramatic changes in global education of the new millennium by Asian Correspondent news report.

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