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Why MNU?

Foresight of MNU

  • Foreseeing the Future
    Mokpo National University has faithfully fulfilled its role as a southwestern region's knowledge center for the past 60 years since its foundation and has always striven to keep pace with the changing demands of progress.
  • Keeping an eye on the sea, the repository of unlimited resources
    Since our country, which is surrounded on three sides by sea, made its maritime potential clear, Mokpo National University has spared no effort to stay competitive in marine fields by extending its involvement in maritime research, education and cooperation.
    In the process, we have striven to develop an all-inclusive academic stream of oceanography integrating humanities, sociology, natural science, engineering, arts and other fields, as a way to study the ocean and to consolidate its role in our future. Through various institutes and industry-academy cooperation joint projects, such as the Institute of Island Culture, which studies islands and marine culture ecosystems, we hope to increase our country's prominence in marine fields.
  • Fostering essential human talent
    Talented individuals have a huge role to play in the world's ongoing development. We aim to do our part by fostering talented students into creative and productive members of society, while making our university a great place to study or work for everyone.

MNU Acceleration

  • Distinct growth
    In Korea, with “national university” status comes great prestige, but also responsibility. MNU cherishes the challenge and strives to take a leading role in nurturing talented students to contribute to our nation's future growth. In the process, MNU has been growing faster than other universities and has become an integral part of higher education in Korea.
  • Ranked 2nd in “Research funds per professor” among Korean national universities
    Mokpo National University has achieved its high ranking due to its generous research funding - approximately 100 million won per professor. In 2010 there were only two national universities offering funding in excess of 100 million won per professor - Seoul National University and Mokpo Nation University. On average, this constitutes almost twice the funding offered by seven national universities similar in size to our university.
  • The Offshore Wind-Powered Renewable Energy Talents Cultivation Center was rated as the best institute of its kind in Korea. Its selection, among 20 competing institutes at the 1st annual evaluation on June, 2010, has earned it 800 million won in prize money.
  • In the 2010, The Marine Engineering Department ranked second in the evaluation of academic discipline according to the Comprehensive University Evaluation of Joongang Ilbo University.
  • Highest competition for acceptance in Jeollanam-Do among freshmen, for the 2011 school year. 6200 students applied for acceptance with only 1,115 being offered admission. The respective, 5.57 candidates for 1 place, ratio confirms Mokpo National University's status as a leading university in Korea's southwestern region.
  • Designated as a university with an excellent admission office system for two years in a row.
    Since the national assessment of admission office systems began in 2008, our admission office system was rated “excellent” leading to renewed efforts on our part to maintain this high standard for years to come.
  • Produced graduates who successfully applied at the Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation.
    MNU's Department of Cadastral Surveys, which offers a unique four year program, has trained seven successful applicants for the 7th grade technical employment at Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation. This achievement maintains the department's tradition to produce successful applicants for these prestigious posts for seven consecutive years.

Creative Energy at MNU

  • Ready for the “ocean age”
    Through its marine research and industry-academy initiatives, Mokpo National University is hard to compete against. MNU is set to extend its involvement in maritime studies and lead innovation into the 21st century’s new “ocean age”.
  • [Offshore Wind-Powered Renewable Energy Talents Cultivation Center] Future Energy Powered by the Ocean
    The Offshore Wind-Powered Renewable Energy Talents Cultivation Center is an institute that fosters tomorrow's professionals in the field of offshore wind power and promotes related businesses. It aims to turn into a renewable energy industry hub and lead the green growth of our nation with the help of participating professors and students. By winning 800 million won worth of funding at last June's annual evaluation of 20 renewable power institutes we feel we are on the right path.
  • [Institute of Islands Culture] 30 years of research on the southwestern islands, the central base of the research on the islands and ocean cultures
    The Institute of Islands Culture is conducting systematic research to expand people's understanding of islands and the ocean, and in line with the mission to rediscover humans' role as custodians of the ocean. To contribute meaningfully the institute's approach involves designating a target island followed by investigations and research with joint participation of researchers from various academic fields.
  • [Marine Telematics Technology Development Center] Verified Ocean IT Research Technologies
    The Marine Telematics Technology Development Center is an institute established by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy that promotes a total of 12 technology developments including 3 basic technologies, 6 core technologies and 3 applied technologies. In 2008, the institute attracted a total of 2.8 billion won of government research funding by out-competing 20 other prestigious domestic universities
  • [Natural Sea Salts and Halophyte Research Center] Research on the manufacturing of domestic natural sea salts used in brand name products
    The Natural Sea Salts and Halophyte Research Center is a unique domestic research center related to salt research supported by both local and federal governments under innovation projects initiatives promoted by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy. Due to its progress, the center is attracting noticeable interest manifested by increased funding and development grants totaling 8.8 billion for the June, 2007 to June, 2012 period.

Exciting Future of MNU

  • Enjoying new challenges
    Mokpo National University is growing into a key university of the Jeollanam-Do region by demonstrating high competitiveness not only at the local level, but also globally.
  • [Institute of Sports Industry] Established the infrastructure for local sports and cultural organizations
    The Institute of Sports Industry is leading regional sports and culture organizations by developing education programs for diverse fields including 21st century ocean “leports” (leisure and sports). The paradigm of the sports is changing and the institute ensures everyone becomes involved: students, local residents, public servants and sports industry related professionals.
  • [F1 In-School Technical Support Center] Fostering F1 related-industry professionals
    The F1 In-School Technical Support Center is managing the program, which is currently implemented in more than 30 countries in the world (United States, Germany, France, Australia, etc). It involves local teenagers contributing to the revitalization of science and engineering education, and to the cultivation of professional manpower of related industries, by studying the scientific principles behind F1 cars and experiencing all phases of F1 car design, production, testing and racing.
  • [One Heart Daedong Festival] Special event for Students and Local Residents
    The One Heart Daedong Festival is a voluntary cultural event celebrated every October, celebrated by students and local residents alike. It is an opportunity for all participants to be reminded that college life is a time of sharing, of passion for learning and of overcoming challenges.