Pusan National University

4.0 out of 5 (12 ratings / 10 reviews) Busan, South Korea
Pusan National University, the true university that lives up to the values of truth, freedom and service, is creating a new value system based on a humanitarian spirit and its insights on the trends of the times. PNU provides and realizes a future vision for society through academic research and HR development, contributing to the development of humanity and society.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (2)



Pusan National University was founded in May 1946 with the establishment ideology of truth, liberty and devotion. Although the University started initially with just two faculties, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Fisheries, since then, it has grown into a major research level institution covering all the major disciplines within academia.


The University now comprises fifteen colleges, one independent division, one general graduate school, four professional graduate schools and five special graduate schools, and contributes to the development of the nation by producing prominent experts and talented leaders:

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education
  • College of Pharmacy
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Arts
  • College of Human Ecology
  • College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • College of Natural Resource and Life Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Business
  • College of Economics and International Trade
  • College of Information and Biomedical Engineering
  • Division of Sport Science


The university's research institutes and centers focus on areas such as: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, medicine & pharmacy.

  • PNU-RR University Technology Center - technology development and joint research in the aviation, marine, shipbuilding, and energy sectors
  • PNU-IGB International Research Institute - industrial research and development, nanobiotechnology and medicine
  • PNU-IFAM Joint Research Center - materials and production engineering


The Mirae Human Resource Development Center is dedicated to providing counsel and support to students in their search for employment. It provides thorough career education and develops the vocational ability of students in a way that reinforces their competencies while offering a range of counseling programs that help students overcome interpersonal conflicts and career hurdles.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Professional counselors provide advice on psychology, personality and other issues; services include regular group psychological testing, group counseling sessions by theme, and helping students to explore career options based on their aptitude and to conduct successful job searches.

Housing services

The PNU dormitories, also known as “college living halls”, accommodate 16% of the student body for a total of 4,436 students. The basic structure of the college living hall is 2 students to a room, with shared communal facilities such as showers, toilets, and a gym. The BTL (Built-Transfer-Lease) dormitories, Ungbi Hall (in Busan) and the Haengrim Hall (in Yangsan), both built in 2009, have individual heating systems, air conditioning, toilets, and showers to minimize the inconveniences of communal life.

Library services

The library has a collection consisting of 2,090,000 books, over 50,000 types of periodicals, and 30,000 domestic and foreign e-books. It operates numerous specialized data rooms such as the Classics Archives, the North Korean data room, the employment support materials room, and the center for foreign journals as well as other sections such as the international education section.

ICT services

  • E-reading rooms (3 rooms, 115 seats)
  • E-classrooms (3 rooms, 134 seats, classrooms for the practical use of computers)
  • Supports education research and provides administrative support for practical computer training
  • Information Security Training Center, a dedicated lecture room (1 room, 60 seats)
  • Help Desk (state-of-the-art classroom, equipment operation, and consultation support for various problems)

Student Life

Campus life

The university has four campuses: Busan, Yangsan, Miryang and Ami.

Busan is the second largest city in Korea with a population of 3.6 million people, and is a center of marine logistics in Northeast Asia with one of the world’s five super ports, which serves as gateway opening the Eurasian continent to the world.

Sports facilities

  • A modern stadium and running track laid with artificial grass and urethane for various sporting events such as soccer, track, and football
  • Kyungam Gymnasium: a state-of-the-art sports complex where research and sports occur simultaneously
  • One of the most advanced university gymnasiums in Korea, spanning five stories with a total floor area of 12,572m^2
  • Research Wing: research rooms, classrooms, and laboratories for experiments
  • Sports Wing: gymnasium (1,600 seats), squash courts (first floor), fitness room, golf practice room, gymnastics studio, martial arts studio, dance studio (2nd floor), the main stadium (3rd floor), and gym (4th floor) with modern facilities
  • Open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni

Student clubs

There are over 80 student clubs registered at the student club union, in addition to the clubs operated within departments and colleges in PNU. Student clubs can be divided into a range of categories, including academic and ideological clubs, general information and social services clubs, arts and culture clubs, sports clubs, literature and exhibition clubs, martial arts clubs, and religious clubs.


Pusan National University has IEQAS Accreditation (International Education Quality Assurance System).

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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Great university in a port city of South Korea
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a great university with wonderful student support, a lot of international students, and wise professors.


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