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Korea University, Seoul

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Korea University is a university in South Korea. It was established in 1905, making it one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education. The student body consists of over 20,000 undergraduate students and over 10,000 graduate students. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,500 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in their field. The Korea University Alumni Association consists of more than 280,000 university graduates.Korea University is a research institution consisting of sixteen undergraduate colleges and twenty graduate divisions. The university is notable in South Korean history for being the first educational institution to offer academic programs in various disciplines, such as law, economics, and journalism. Korea University is particularly well known for its College of Law, which is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious undergraduate law programs in South Korea. Korea University also has auxiliary educational facilities such as the Institute of Foreign Language Studies, the Institute for Continuing Education, the Institute of International Education, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. There are 115 research institutes, including the Battelle@KU Laboratory, the Ilmin International Relations Institute, and the Center for Information Security Technologies.
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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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  • Situated on its own hill. Korea University runs its own shuttle service into campus. I took a taxi there. I also found out this university is serviced by airport bus. Good to explore the grounds of on...  more »
  • Took a walk around this university with my boyfriend after our lunch at a nearby restaurant. It is such a huge university and the architectures are very beautiful. It is very well built and modern. Th...  more »
  • Instead of korean building, here we can see a lot of western architecture. You can easily access this place as it is near to station  more »
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  • A beautiful university. Spacious and well maintained. A bit of hills to go thru the campus buildings but no big deal.
  • I would go there on 3rd July 2017.. 3 days to go.. Loved it !! 💕😍
  • Highly recommend to study in Korean Language program here. I have an amazing experience even though it was only the half of a year.
  • You can find a mix of modern and western medieval architecture, as well as a great faculty and welcoming students. I simply loved the time I spent in Korea University alongside my peers going to amazing restaurants and bars nearby ^^
  • I av neva gone dere but i wish to go and do theater arts