|Seoul National University|
Latin: Universitas Nationalis Seoulensis
|Motto:||Veritas lux mea|
(Latin, literal translation: "The truth is my light". Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. non-literal: "The truth enlightens me". )
진리는 나의 빛
|Established:||Chartered: August 22, 1946|
Opened: October 15, 1946
|Endowment:||KRW 134. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A national university is a University created or run by a national government and may not be autonomous from Government interference A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The won (ko 원 ( sign: ₩; code: KRW) is the currency of South Korea. 2 billion|
(USD 145. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 6 million)
|President:||Lee Jang-Moo, Ph. The word million In standard English, the -lli- in million is pronounced with an l-sound followed by a University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as D.|
|Location:||Gwanak, Seoul, South Korea|
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|Affiliations:||AEARU, APRU, BESETOHA|
|Seoul National University|
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Seoul National University (SNU) is a national research university in Seoul, South Korea. A national university is a University created or run by a national government and may not be autonomous from Government interference A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː Founded in August 1946, the university is the first national university of South Korea. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects SNU has been recognized for its leading role in South Korean academia and served as a model for the many other national and public universities established later in this country.
Throughout its 60-year history, SNU has been regarded as the most eminent of all post-secondary educational institutions in South Korea. It is regarded as the most renowned university by the general public and recruits top-notch high school students. 
Today SNU comprises 16 colleges and 6 professional schools, with a student body of about 30,000. College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. A vocational university (professional university or college of higher vocational studies is an institution of Higher education and sometimes Research, which It has two campuses in Seoul: the main campus in Gwanak, and the medical campus (named Yeongeon Campus after its neighbourhood) in Jongno. Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. Gwanak District, or Gwanak-gu is an administrative subdivision ( gu) of Seoul, South Korea. |||} South Korea is divided into 8 Provinces ( do) 1 special autonomous province ( teukbyeol jachido) 6 metropolitan cities ( gwangyeoksi Jongno-gu is a ''gu'', or district in central Seoul, South Korea. SNU is notable for its "fleet-style" system, offering diplomas for virtually every academic field, from the liberal arts to nursing. A diploma (from Greek δίπλωµα diploma, meaning "folded paper" is a Certificate or Deed issued by an educational institution An academic discipline or field of study is a branch of Knowledge which is taught or Researched at the college or university level The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. Nursing is a Profession focused on assisting individuals families, and communities in attaining maintaining and recovering optimal Health 
Although the University was founded in 1946, some of its colleges, and its former main campus (the current medical campus) can trace their lineage to Kyongsong University, formerly Keijo Imperial University, established as one of Japan's 9 imperial universities. was a Historical Japanese University that existed in Seoul, Korea between 1924 and the End of World War II.
The schools merged were
Seoul National University was founded on August 22, 1946 by merging ten institutions of higher education around the Seoul area, pursuant to "The Law Concerning the Foundation of Seoul National University. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. " The schools merged were: Kyŏngsŏng University, Kyŏngsŏng Colleges of Law, Industrial Engineering, Mining, Medicine, Economics, Dentistry, the Normal School, the Women's Normal School, and Suwon Agricultural College. was a Historical Japanese University that existed in Seoul, Korea between 1924 and the End of World War II. The first president was Harry B. Ansted.  For over a year and a half, there was a large protest movement by students and professors against the law of the US military government in Korea merging colleges. Finally, 320 professors were fired and more than 4950 students left the school.
The university's second president was Lee Chunho (이춘호; 李春昊), who served beginning in October, 1947.
The college of law was founded by merging the law department of Kyŏngsŏng University with Kyŏngsŏng Law College. was a Historical Japanese University that existed in Seoul, Korea between 1924 and the End of World War II. The university absorbed Seoul College of Pharmacy in September, 1950, as the College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy (from the Greek φάρμακον 'pharmakon' = drug is the Health profession that links the Health sciences with the chemical sciences This had previously been a private institution. 
During the Korean War, the university was temporarily merged with other universities in South Korea, located in Busan. The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes with major hostilities lasting from June 25 1950 until the
Seoul National University Hospital and the College of Medicine trace their history to Gwanghyewon, also known as Jejungwon, which was the first western medical institution of Korea, founded by royal support in 1885. The statement is criticized, however, by many medical historians as being hollow, lacking any tangible evidence. It is widely accepted that Gwanhyewon is instead a direct predecessor to Severance Hospital and Yonsei University's College of Medicine. Severance Hospital (Hangul 세브란스 병원 is a hospital located in Sinchon -dong Seodaemun-gu, South Korea. It is suggested that Seoul National University Hospital and the College of Medicine are related, rather, to Daehan Hospital founded in 1907, which was supported by Japanese Resident-General Itō Hirobumi. Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The post of Governors-General of Korea ( Korean: 조선총독부 Hanja: 朝鮮總督府 Japanese: 朝鮮総督府 served as the was a Japanese statesman Resident-General of Korea, four time Prime Minister of Japan (the 1st 5th 7th and 10th and Genrō.
Originally, the main campus (which embraced the College of Humanities and Sciences and College of Law was located on Daehangno (University Street) in Jongno. Daehangno ( Hangul:대학로 Hanja: lit "college street" is a neighborhood in Seoul north of the Han River within Jongno-gu is a ''gu'', or district in central Seoul, South Korea. Most parts of the university relocated to a new campus in Gwanak in the period between 1975 and 1979. Gwanak District, or Gwanak-gu is an administrative subdivision ( gu) of Seoul, South Korea. Part of the former main campus in Jongno is still used by the College of Medicine, the College of Dentistry and the College of Nursing and is now called Yeongeon Campus. Jongno-gu is a ''gu'', or district in central Seoul, South Korea.
In 1975 the main campus of the university moved to the newly constructed Gwanak Campus.
2006 was the 60th anniversary of the university. In January, the university ambitiously announced a 20-year vision to make Seoul National University a world-leading research based university.
Seoul National University is considered the most competitive university in South Korea. From 1981 to 1987, when an applicant could apply only to one university at a time, more than 80% of the top 0. 5% scorers in the annual government-administered scholastic achievement test applied to SNU, many of them unsuccessfully. The fraction of SNU applicants among the top 0. 1% scorers exceeded 95%. No comparable data are available for direct comparison between SNU and non-SNU applicants after 1988, due to an extensive change in South Korea's college entrance system.
SNU graduates dominate South Korea's academics, government, politics and business. The concentration of SNU graduates in legal, official, and political circles is particularly high. Two-thirds of South Korean judges are SNU graduates, although the country's judicial appointment system is based solely on open competitive examinations. In government, slightly more than half of South Korea's elite career foreign service corps, recruited on the basis of a competitive higher diplomatic service exam, are from SNU. Similarly, among the high-ranking government officials who were recruited by an equally competitive higher civil service exam, SNU graduates take up more than 40 percent. On the political side, four out of seven presidential candidates in 2002 were SNU graduates. The school is also often criticized by some South Koreans for being elitist and bureaucratic.
The Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings 2007 lists SNU at No. Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based 51. In 2006, this university was listed at No. 63.  The Shanghai Jiao Tong university ranking places Seoul National University at No. 164 which places more emphasis on publications in the area of natural sciences as well as on the number of alumni who became Nobel Prize winners. No South Korean has won a Nobel Prize, except for the former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung, who became Nobel Peace Prize winner for his policy towards North Korea. It is also worth noting that the THES rankings take into account peer evaluation, whilst the Shanghai Jiao Tong calculates its rankings on the sole basis of a university faculty's performance.
Seoul National University is made up of two Seoul-based campuses: the Gwanak Campus is situated in the neighborhood of Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu; and the Yeongeon Campus is north of the Han River in Yeongeon-dong, Jongno-gu. The main campus in Gwanak-gu was established in 1975 by the SNU Comprehensive Plan. At present, there are about 200 buildings, over half of which have been constructed since 1990. The school’s medical, dental and nursing schools, as well as the main branch of Seoul National University Hospital, are located on the former site of Kyungsung University’s medical department at the Yeongeon Campus. In 2003, the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine were relocated from Suwon to Gwanak.
Gwanak Campus, the main campus, is located in the southern part of Seoul. It is served by its own subway station on Line 2. Seoul National University Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2, located in Bongcheon-dong Gwanak-gu of southern Seoul. Seoul Subway Line 2 (dubbed the green line) is a circular line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Yeongeon Campus, the medical campus, is located on Daehangno(University Street), northeast Seoul. Daehangno ( Hangul:대학로 Hanja: lit "college street" is a neighborhood in Seoul north of the Han River within The defunct Suwon Campus, the agricultural campus, also known as the Sangnok Campus (Evergreen Campus), used to be located in Suwon, about 40 km south of Seoul. Suwon ( Suwon-si) is the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The agricultural campus moved to Gwanak in Autumn 2004, but some research facilities still remain in Suwon.
Seoul National University Library is located behind the university administrative building in the 62nd block of the Gwanak Campus. In December 31, 2005, the library’s total collection of books, including all the annexes, was approximately 2. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 6 million volumes. The present chief librarian, Dr. Park Myeong-jin, professor of media and information in the College of Social Sciences, took office in 2006.
Furthermore, the Central Library has constructed a digital library, which in addition to the regular library collection provides access to university publications, ancient texts, and theses. Included here are countless images of pamphlets, lecture slides, and insects. The digital library also offers access to video of university exhibitions, scientific events, symposia, and seminars.
The library was first opened in 1946 as the Seoul National University Central Library, inheriting its facilities and books from Kyungsung University. In 1949, the name of the library was changed to the Seoul National University Library Annex. When the main branch of the library was relocated to the Gwanak Campus in January of 1975, it was renamed the Seoul National University Library, and then renamed again in 1992 the Seoul National University Central Library.
In 1966, provisions were made to systematize the library's collections. As the measures came into effect, the original library was organized into 12 separate annexes for each of the university’s colleges: engineering, education, physics, art, law, theology, pharmacology, music, medicine, dentistry, administration, and agricultural sciences. Two years later, in 1968, libraries for newspapers and the liberal arts were added to bring the total number of annexes to 14. However as the main branch was moved to the Gwanak Campus, the education, physics, legal, theological, administrative, newspaper, liberal arts, and pharmacological libraries were combined in a single building. The following year the art and music libraries were also added to the main branch, while the dentistry and medical libraries were amalgamated into one. With the integration of the engineering library into the main branch in 1979, only the agricultural and medical libraries remained as separate annexes. A new law library was established in 1983 with funds from alumni, and in 1992 the Kyujanggak Royal Library was subdivided from the main library as an independent organization and is now known as the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies.
With the transfer of the College of Agricultural Sciences from the Suwon to Gwanak Campus, the Agricultural Library was also moved in 2005. As of 2006 there were seven remaining library annexes for management, the social sciences, agriculture, law, medicine, dentistry, and international studies.
Seoul National University Museum is located at the Gwanak Campus. It originally opened alongside the university in 1946 under the name, "The Seoul National University Museum Annex. " The original 2-story Dongsoong-dong building, which was erected in 1941, had served as the Kyungsung Imperial University Museum until it was transferred intact to SNU. When the museum was moved to the sixth floor of the Central Library, in 1975, it was renamed the Seoul National University Museum. The museum was then moved to newly constructed facilities, next to the Dongwon Building, in 1993, which it has occupied to this day. Dr. Park Nak-gyu is the present director.
Museum of Art, Seoul National University (SNUMoA) was established in 1995, with contributions from the Samsung Cultural Foundation, after a proposal from Dr. Lee Jong-sang, a professor of Oriental Art. The building designed by the Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, with construction entrusted to the Samsung Group. Remment Lucas Koolhaas, 'rɛm 'kɔːlhas (born) is a Dutch Architect, architectural theorist, Urbanist and "Professor in Practice of Architecture The Samsung Group ( Korean:, Samsung Guerup) is South Korea 's largest company or Chaebol and the world's largest conglomerate This 4450m² structure sits three stories above and below ground. M^2 redirects here For other uses see M². CM2 redirects here Its major distinguishing feature is the forward area which almost appears to be floating in the air. Construction was undertaken from 2003 to 2005, just off the Gwanak Campus’ main gate while the opening took place on the June 8, 2006. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Dr. Jung Hung-min assumed the directorship of the gallery in 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
The first edition of the paper was launched while seeking refuge from the ravages of the Korean War, on February 4, 1952. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1953 it was moved to Dongsoong-dong in Seoul, where from 1958 even editions for high school were published. Financial difficulties in 1960 lead the paper to cease printing for a time. It was relocated to the Gwanak Campus in 1975 where it has been in continuous publication until the present day. At the time of its first launch the paper was sold for 500 won a copy, sometimes twice a week. Now, however, it is distributed for free every Monday. The school paper is not available during schools breaks or exams.
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