Sungkyunkwan University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: South Korea
Found Year: 1398
Address: 25-2, Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu
Introduction

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) is a world-class institution of higher education that has existed for more than six centuries. Since its founding as a royal Confucian academy in 1398 at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), SKKU has demonstrated strong academic leadership. Contemporary SKKU has embraced globalization and emerged as a leading university in Asia and the world. In fact, SKKU actively encourages international collaboration through exchange of faculty and students, and the development of cutting-edge research and educational programs with its global partners. The name “Sungkyunkwan” is synonymous with both tradition and innovation. The literal meaning of the university’s name is, “An institution for building a harmonious society of enlightened human beings.” The founding philosophy of Sungkyunkwan was needed in the past just as much as it is needed in today’s technologically advanced society. The university’s 4,706 faculty members are committed to quality teaching and research; offering students a challenging environment for intellectual and personal growth. As the oldest university in East Asia and Korea’s top higher educational institution for centuries, Sungkyunkwan generated countless graduates that shaped the nation’s history and culture. SKKU's motto, “Su-Gi-Chi-In”, which means “Benevolence, Righteousness, Propriety, Wisdom”, teaches that the university’s students should strive to improve themselves and contribute to society. This ideology is the fundamental principle by which the university has fostered so many influential leaders, thus contributing to the development of Korean society. SKKU aims to educate future global leaders equipped with these essential values so that it will further contribute to the advancement of all of humanity. Sungkyunkwan University continuously integrates its founding philosophy with modern technology in order to cultivate talented individuals capable of leading society into a brighter future.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
201-300
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151-200
2018
151-200
2019
201-300
2020
201-300
2021
201-300
2022
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
38
Materials Science & Engineering
46
Biomedical Engineering
51-75
Energy Science & Engineering
51-75
Instruments Science & Technology
76-100
Communication
76-100
Medical Technology
101-150
Chemistry
151-200
Key Statistics
27033
Total Enrollment
5068(18.7%)
International Students
19006
Undergraduate Enrollment
4313(22.7%)
International Students
8027
Graduate Enrollment
755(9.4%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Advanced Materials Sciences and Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Bio-Mechatronic Engineering
Biological Science
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Psychology and Education
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Law
Classical Chinese Education
Computer Education
Computer Engineering
Constitutional Law
Consumer and Family Sciences
Corporate Law
Criminal Law
Cross-Cultural Studies
Dance
Design
Digital Media Content
Economics
Education
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
English Language and Literature
Fashion Design
Film, Television and Multimedia
Fine Arts
Food Science and Technology
French Language and Literature
Genetic Engineering
German Language and Literature
Global Business Administration
Global Economics
History
Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Robot Interaction
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Pharmacy
Interactive Design
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Program
Interdisciplinary Program of Bio-Industry Engineering
International Law
International Trade and Policy
Japanology
Journalism and Mass Communication
Korean Language and Literature
Korean Literature In Classical Chinese
Landscape Architecture
Library and Information Science
Management Route
Management Technology
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mega Buildings and Bridges
Performing Art
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science and Diplomacy
Polymer Science and Engineering
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Interest Law
Public Law
Russian Language and Literature
Semiconductor Systems Engineering
Social Welfare
Sociology
Sports Instruction
Statistics
Studies of Glocal-Cultural Contents
Systems Management Engineering
Tax Law
Theatre
U-City Design and Engineering
Graduate Programs
Actuarial Science
Anatomy and Structural Biology
Anesthesiology
Applied Chemical Materials Engineering
Bio Engineering
Biology Education
Biomechanics
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedicine and Pharmacy
Business Education
Chemistry Education
Chinese Education
Clinical Nursing
Clinical Nursing Administration
Clinical Pathology
Clinical Pharmacy
Cognitive Science
Comparative Culture
Computer Education
Confucian Studies
Counseling Psychology Education
Dermatology
Design Management
Digital Media Communication Engineering
Doctor of Juridical Science (Sjd)
Doctor of Philosophy In Law (Phd)
Early Childhood Education
Eastern Philosophy
Economics
Edcare Management
Educational Administration
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emba (Executive MBA)
Embedded Software Engineering
Energy Science (Worldclass Project)
Energy System Engineering
English Education
Environmental Design
Ethics Education
Etiquette In Life and Way of Tea
Exercise Nutrition
Exercise Physiology
Family Medicine
Fashion
General Surgery
Geographic Information Systems
Head and Neck Surgery
History Education
Ifmba (Insurance and Finance MBA)
Imba (On-Line MBA)
Internal Medicine
International Trade
Journalism and Mass Communication
Korean Language and Literature Education
Korean Philosophy
Librarian Education
Mathematics Education
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
MBA/Ms Track
Measurement and Evaluation
Mechatronics Engineering
Medicine
Mobile Communication Engineering
Mobile System Engineering
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular Medical Science
Motor Control
Ms In Management
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Nuclear Medicine
Ophthalmology
Oral Health Science
Orthopedic Surgery
Pathology
Pediatrics
Photovoltaic System Engineering
Physical Education
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion
Physics and Chemistry
Physics Education
Physiology
Plastic Surgery
Political Science
Psychiatry
Psychology
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Research Track
Semiconductor Display Engineering
Social and Health Pharmacy
Social and Preventive Medicine
Social Studies Education
Social Welfare
Sociology
Sports Marketing
Sports Psychology
Sports Sociology
Statistics
Structure and System Design Engineering
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Translating Pre-Modern Korean Text In Classical Chinese
Urban Architecture Design
Urology
Visual Communication Design