By Mun, Yu-jeong 기자2015.08.31 15:34:07
2015 University Assessment
KNU is ranked top among Korean national universities and 8th in Korea, according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The evaluation system of CWUR focuses on the reputation of professors, the quality of research, and education, in contrast to other appraisals that rely on surveys or submitted data from universities. In particular, alumni employment and quality of education account for 25%, the largest proportion of valuation criteria, respectively. These appraisal standards take into account the number of alumni, the number of alumni employed as CEOs in world-famous corporations, and the quality of education indicated by the number of international prize winners. The CWUR evaluation shows the competitiveness of KNU and raises the reputation of KNU.
KEUDOS is an abbreviation for ‘Korea/EU Double Degree Opportunities for Students’. This program aims to expand education cooperation with Europe, responding to the demand for an international workforce. It is a 3+1 double degree program, which means studying for three years in a homeland university and for a year in the other university. Students majoring in IT or Business Administration can earn degrees with both KNU and European universities through KEUDOS.
On June 1, 2015, a conferment ceremony was held in the KNU Main Administration Building for 24 European students who participated in KEUDOS. These students have studied in KNU for a year since the second semester, 2014. They will receive both degrees of both KNU and European universities after they return to their homeland. As more students experience KEUDOS, this program will provide more opportunities to broaden understanding of European countries and interact actively with them.
Contribution of KNU to Public Education
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Kyungpook National University (KNU) was selected as the ‘2015 University Supporting Business’ in recognition for normalizing high school education, on July 21, 2015. The Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education support this project, which chooses outstanding universities by estimating how much the admission process affects high school education. KNU was highly acclaimed for improving its admission process by focusing on various academic records and recruiting sufficient professionals such as admission officers. As a result, KNU received 11.5 billion won, the biggest fund among Korean national universities. KNU is expected to make more efforts to reinforce public education by building infrastructures for career exploration in cooperation with the Education Office and the community.
2015 Girls’ Engineering Week
‘2015 Girls' Engineering Week’ took place in the KNU IT building for about 500 high school girls in Daegu on June 21st. This event aims to encourage them to major in engineering fields and is organized by Daegu and Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (WISET). Students can have various experiences such as lab tours and engineering experiment, depending on their interests. Each department offers special activity programs: designing 3D print in Electronic Engineering; controlling machines in Mechanical Engineering; experiencing virtual reality in Computer Engineering; and so on. In addition, briefing sessions about majors and special lectures of female business owners provide students with more practical information difficult to obtain in high school. This event will help female students to think about their career paths and contribute to the growth of competent female engineers.
The KNU Times