Kookmin University has been established in 1946 by the national leaders such as Haegong Shin Ik-hee, Baekbeom Kim Gu. Located at the central part of downtown in Seoul, Kookmin University is one of the representative private universities in Korea having 13 colleges and 14 graduate schools as of the year 2009 – its 63rd foundation anniversary.
As the 5th largest university in Seoul where the number of students reaches approx. 23,000, Kookmin University is currently under the exchange agreements with 136 universities in 26 countries across the world, accommodating a great number of foreign students each year.
Especially, the strength of Kookmin University lies in the School of Mechanical and Engineering that has won numerous prizes in international competition with the world-compatible technical capacity, the College of Design that is the Mecca of the best design education in Korea, School of Arts that has produced famous entertainers like Hyo-ri Lee, Tae-ung Um, and Seven, the College of Business Administration where more than 2,000 students are able to obtain in-depth knowledge on business administration as they aspire to become future CEOs through the highly qualified instruction provided by about 130 excellent faculty members, and the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science that cultivates professional IT technicians.
The Institute of International Education is devoted to realizing the international strategy of Kookmin University. Being composed of Korean Language Center for foreigners, Foreign Language Center, and Global Educational Center, it aims to support the general affairs related to admission of foreign students to KMU and provide intensive foreign language education as well as outbound educational opportunities to U.S., Canada, and China through various programs for local and foreign students. Also, it supports admission services for foreign students as well as transferees to KMU by opening the KMU Preschool in overseas countries while promoting various events including Korean Speech Contest, English Speech Contest, Global Buddy, Work Study, Korean Culture Experience, etc.
Be assured that every staff and faculty of KMU is exerting the utmost efforts to provide better educational programs and services. I appreciate all those who love Kookmin University and I expect your continued love and support from now on as well.