New APRU Member – Pusan National University
March 15, 2022

A top Korean flagship national university and Asia’s premier comprehensive institution of higher education, Pusan National University (PNU) has been a leader in research and teaching since its establishment in May 1946. The university has four campuses in Busan and Gyeongnam area, and has two university hospitals providing high-quality medical services to the local community.

PNU is the first national university in Korea and has offered educational opportunities in almost all disciplines and supports the needs of quality higher education in the southeastern region of the country. With a faculty strength of over 2,300 members, the university offers competitive curriculum social sciences, humanities, natural science, engineering, and medicine including 115 majors at the undergraduate level and 215 majors at the graduate level to more than 36,000 students.

PNU has been the premier national university in research and educational competency with its tradition and academic excellence highly regarded. An institution founded on the principle of truth, freedom, and service, more than 240,000 PNU alumni have taken responsibility for the development of the communities and the country.

PNU has entered into academic cooperation agreements with over 530 universities and institutions in 58 countries and regions around the world. Currently around 2,300 international students coming from 98 countries are studying and researching in PNU. The university also coordinates exchange programs for professors and researchers, student exchange programs, short-term dispatch programs, and joint research programs.

Facts and Figures

  • 36,000+ students including 2,300+ international students
  • 3,000+ faculty and staff
  • 244,000+ alumni
  • 4 Regionally-specialized Campuses : Busan, Yangsan, Miryang, Ami
  • 15 Colleges, 1 Independent Division, 1 Graduate School, 4 Professional Schools, 8 Specialised Graduate Schools
  • University Hospitals, 1 Library, 68 Supporting Facilities, 99 Research Institutions, 9 Corporate and Affiliated Organizations
  • Ranked 104 in Asian University Ranking by QS Top University
  • Ranked 601 in QS World University Rankings by QS Top University

Read more about PNU here.