Seoul National University


Seoul National University is a national research university located in Seoul, the capital of Korea. Since its founding in 1946, Seoul National University has been widely considered to be the most prestigious university in the country.

It is located on three campuses: the main campus is in Gwanak and two additional campuses in Daehangno and Suwon. The university comprises sixteen colleges, one graduate school, and nine professional schools.

Seoul National University holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries. The university’s international faculty headcount is 242 or 4% of the total. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen and Fields Medal recipient, Hironaka Heisuke are on the faculty roster.


Young-Shin Jun

Ambassador to Seoul National University

Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering