Golden League
Sungkyunkwan University

Republic of Korea

Sungkyunkwan University, 25-2 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

168 World
rank
3 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1398
Short name:
Seongdae
Type:
Public
Students:
24370
Faculty:
1200
Faculty/Students Ratio:
20
:
1
Web-site:
www.skku.edu
Region:
Asia
Location:
Suwon, Seoul
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 168 69.854
Teaching 168 66.548
Research 190 68.638
International Diversity 302 56.38
Financial Sustainability 30 86.885
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 37 94.857
Research Perfomance Rankings 236 62.860
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TEACHING
World Rank: 168
Country rank: 5
Score: 66.548
League: Golden League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 190
Country rank: 3
Score: 68.638
League: Golden League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 302
Country rank: 1
Score: 56.38
League: Bronze League
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 30
Country rank: 3
Score: 86.885
League: Diamond League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU) established in 1398, the oldest university in Asia is among the top-ranking private universities in Korea. Now in the 21st century, SKKU has modernized, and made substantial advances towards becoming a global leader in research and education. Through our University Foundation, Samsung, SKKU initiated a number of strategic research programs. According to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, SKKU is ranked 2nd by number of papers, and 3rd in terms of governmental research funding in Korea (2011). SKKU is currently establishing a number of key projects for increased international Copperation, with the support of Samsung, and under the umbrella of VISION 2020. Since the Samsung Group regained the university`s foundation, remarkable progress has been made thanks to the Samsung-style management know how. Such close Copperation between the university and industry, has allowed for significant developments aided by Samsung`s generous support. SKKU and Samsung have launched several innovative programs such as Semiconductor Systems Engineering, Mobile Systems Engineering, Mega Building and Bridges Engineering, and Embedded Software Engineering. Samsung has thus been able to steadily acquire qualified personnel, while SKKU has made every effort to create a leading model of industry-university Copperation that will help attract talented students as well as activate further develop educational-industrial Copperation in Korea.

Mission Statement

This ideology is the fundamental principle by which SKKU brought up leaders of our society for over 600 years, thus contributing to evolution of our society. SKKU aims to educate future global leaders equipped with this ideology so that it will further contribute to the international society. Sungkyunkwan University, under the catch-phrase Unique Origin Unique Future, continuously pursues to integrate its foundation philosophy with the modern technology with a view to cultivating global talents who will lead the 21st century. We take pride in the University`s innovative spirit; as a result of the long efforts to place natural sciences on an equal footing with our strong foundation in humanities, we now operate two campuses: the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus and the Natural Sciences Campus. Based on a highly successful partnership with Samsung which has generously funded several core initiatives, the University has been rapidly developing and prospering since 1996.