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University of Seoul

Marking its centennial anniversary in 2018, the University of Seoul has fostered talents that are essential for the Korean society as ‘the base of learning and sharing’ driven by the university motto of "Truth, Creation, and Service" for the past 100 years.

PhD Programmes



  • 1918 Founded as Kyung Sung Public Agricultural College
  • 1956 Promoted to four-year college and renamed as Seoul Agricultural College
  • 1974 Reorganized as Seoul Industrial University
  • 1975 Oversight committee transferrer from Seoul Board of Education to Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • 1981 Renamed as Seoul City University
  • 1987 Renamed as University of Seoul



  • Public Affairs and Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Urban Science
  • Arts and Physical Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Cross-Disciplinary Studies


  • Research Institute for Industry Managernment
  • Urban Safety and Security Research Institute
  • Law Research Institute
  • Tax Research Institute

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
595 17
612 -42
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 -200
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Housing services

Our student living quarters are based on the scale of 190 rooms for male and 103 rooms for female students. The room availability upon the gender ration could vary. Inside of each room has a width of 13m and is designed suitable for 2 individuals.

Each student will be given individual bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, book shelf, and bed sheet. For the computer, individual LAN line port is installed. Plus, one A/C, telephone, Laundry hanger and dust bin will be facilitated in each unit.

Library services

The Main Library is composed of reading rooms with 2,200 seats and houses almost 800,000 volumes of books, monographs and references. It also holds 1,466 different periodicals, 58,034 units of non-book materials and several online databases.

The Main Library opened the Digitalized Information Service Room in 1998, which allows users to access more non-book materials.

ICT services

Wireless Internet Service

Students and faculty members can use wireless Internet service within the campus. In order to use the wireless Internet service, it is required to register as a user at the University Administration and Information Center.

You can connect to a wireless network on your laptop, smart tablet, smartphone.

Medical services

Objective: The main goal of our health service is to provide the motivation of “healthy campus life, pleasant medical condition, equal opportunity,” and to achieve these goals we have been pursuing professional and practical health management business for both students and faculties.

Student Life

Sports facilities

As a place for general physical education, the University Gymnasium and Sport Complex is used for instruction as well as for various sports and recreational activities. Various indoor and outdoor sport facilities and equipment are provided for such sports or recreational activities.

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