Greetings! This is Ban Seon-seop, president of Gangneung-Wonju National University.
With a strong foundation from 76 years of history and traditions and in line with our freedom, truth, and creativity motto, Gangneung-Wonju National University is developing into a competitive university. There are two campuses in Gangneung and Wonju, including 380 faculty members, 300 employees, and 8,000 students, all cooperating together. With the unification between Gangneung and Wonju University in 2007, we have leaped forward as a leading university in the central region of Korea that goes beyond the eastern sea area.
We continuously innovate education to build an advanced national university.
GWNU earned its reputation by ranking 1th place for publication and translation on a per full-time faculty member basis, 9th place for student-to-full time faculty member ratio, for 11th on-campus housing capacity, and for books on a per-student basis, and 6th place for securing full-time faculty positions among the 28 major universities in the 2021 National and Public Universities Major Public Indicators, as announced by the University Education Council.
We enhance regional development and human resource cultivation by solid university-industry cooperation.
We have successfully achieved (5 years in a row) the Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation (LINC+) since 2012. We have been operating the LINC+ project since 2017. Moreover, we have received government funds for the 2nd phase of the Engineering Education Innovation Center for over 10 years since 2012. Also, we have been selected for the National University Development Project 7 years in a row. In 2021, GWNU was chosen as a self-improvement university from the University Basic Competency Evaluation. These have been made to expand industry-university cooperation and to receive 4 billion won for financial independence until 2024, and have enhanced students' learning experience.
We foster outstanding individuals, known as "Haeramin", through creative academic studies and human respect education.
Gangneung-Wonju National University has a mission to contribute to the nation and humanity by inspiring students with competence and personality through innovative academic research and human respect education, driving regional development. It is imperative to educate not only the chosen Major but also for the exemplary character. Thus Gangneung-Wonju National University offers an outstanding curriculum to concentrate on cultivating intellectuals who have a competent attitude and challenge the dream of the future.
We will make Gangneung-Wonju National University proud and develop continuously.
Gangneung-Wonju National University can make our students dream big, faculty members be rewarded, employees be content, and the local community grow.