History, Affiliations and Rankings
Pusan National University is a renowned national university in Busan, Korea's second largest city and a gateway to the Eurasian continent. Established on May 15, 1946 as Korea's first national university, it now has the status of the best national university in Korea. Pusan National University has fulfilled its mission as a regional core university and actively participated in the past 70 years of successful industrialization and democratisation in South Korea. As 2019 marks the anniversary of its founding, the university focuses on strengthening its research and educational capacity as the best national university in Korea. Its goal is to become a global research-oriented university with this overall vision “A university that is oriented towards the future of the students and a university that people love.” The university was ranked as the second best national university in South Korea. The university is famous for Mechanical Engineering. Pusan National University ranks at #701 in Best Global Universities, at #160 in Best Global Universities in Asia and at #12 in Best Global Universities in South Korea.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
With 4 separate specialised campuses with strong education and research infrastructure Pusan ??????National University’s campuses are based in the southeastern region of the Korean Peninsula. The Busan campus has a rich history and traditions. The campus area is about 1.65 million square metres which are on the eastern skirt of Geumjeong Mountain. The University offers research programs to students who are willing to become scholars in a particular field. Various faculties of the university are College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Education, College of Pharmacy, College of Human Ecology, College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, College of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Economics and International Trade, and College of Information and Biomedical Engineering. The programs offered by the university are Korean, Chinese, Japanese, History, Archaeology, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, Microbiology, Geological Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Pharmacy, Medicine, Music, Fine Arts, Food Science and Nutrition, Interior and Environmental Design, Nano Mechatronics Engineering, Nanoenergy Engineering, Horticultural Bioscience, Animal Science, Bioenvironmental Energy, Nursing, Business Administration, International Trade, Tourism and Convention, Sport Science.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Pusan ??????National University is famous for its engineering departments, including mechanical engineering. In QS World College Rankings, PNU ranks among the top 101-200 for six academic fields and for fostering International Experts. It has an alumni network of 2,40,000 working across professional fields in both Korea, and abroad. Some of the notable alumni are Kang Mal-geum (South Korean actress), Cho Kyoungtae (Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea), Young Min Yoo (Former Minister of Science and ICT of Government of South Korea).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are over 27,300 students at Pusan National University out of which 2000+ are international students who attend the University from around the world. The University has 579 partner universities in 60 countries which adds to its international network, and also provides global exposure to the students. Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor Company, DSME, Volvo Construction Equipment and other top brand recruit graduates from Pusan National University.