KNU Research Funding Ranked No. 1 among National Universities and No. 7 Nation-Wide
KNU ranksnumber1 among national universities and number7 nation-wide in the amountof research funds obtained from outsidesources. According to the University Information Disclose System providedby the Korean Universities Education Committee and the Korean Ministry of Education, KNU obtained 146 billion woninresearch funds in 2015, ranking it number 7 among all Korean universities and number1 among national universities. This figure marks a 12.6% increase in funding from 130 billion won in 2014. KNU alsoranked highly (number 3 among all Korean universities and number 1 amongnational institutions) in the number of projectsobtaining research funds at around 2,848 projects in total.
2016 CWUR(Center for World University Rankings) ranks KNU 1st asBest National University and 8th Overall in South Korea
CWUR, a non-profit, educational organization ranked, KNU 337th globally; 8th in South Korea, and 1st among national universities, placing KNU among the top 1.3% of 25,000 higher education institutes worldwide. The CWUR ranking does not rely on data submitted by each individual university but is based instead on provable and quantifiable indexes such as quality of education, faculty members, and academic paper publications. Among the eight evaluation indexes, KNU was ranked 88th in patent applications, 235th in quality of faculty members, 295th in paper citations, 366th in publications, and 378th in quality of education.
2016 Leiden Rankingsplace KNU 6th in Korea and 1st among National Universities in Biomedical and Health Science.
The Leiden Rankings, which ranks universities worldwide by the number of academic publications and according to the volume and citation impact of those publications, ranked KNU 6th in Korea in 2016 (46th in Asia, and 340th worldwide), and 1st in the area of biomedical and health science. The Leiden Ranking, which does not use institutional reputation as an evaluation criterion, is based exclusively on bibliometric indicators, i.e. the number of academic papers published and the frequency in which those papers are quoted by other researchers. The results for KNU are based on data from 2011 to 2014 as provided by the academic information service company Thomson Reuters. According to this year’s report, which includesco-authored papersfrom Universities that have published over 5,000 volumes, KNU has increased its number of papers to 6,621 volumes, an increase of 364 volumes (5.5%) from the previous report. Among the Universities who have published over 500 volumes in the medico-biological and health science fields, KNU ranked highlywith 1,300 volumes, 94 volumes more than the previous report. Overall, in terms of impact (quantified by the number of academic citations given to published papers) KNU ranks 314th in the world, 80th in Asia, and 11th in Korea. Such results, it can be said,confirm KNU’s competitiveness in world-class research.
2015CWUR(Center for World University Rankings) Ranks KNU 1st amongKorean National Universities and 8th overall in South Korea
KNU was ranked 1st amongKorean national universities and 8th overall in South Koreain the 2015 CWUR ranking. CWUR rankings do not rely on data submitted by each individual university, but is based instead on provable and quantifiable indexes such as quality of education, faculty members, and academic paper publications. CWUR rankingsuseeight evaluation indexes: quality of education(25%), employability of graduates(25%),competency of academic staff(25%), publications(5%), impact(5%), citations (5%), h-index evaluation(5%) and patents (5%).
KNU Law School Produces FourCareer Judges, 1st amongNational Universities; 2nd overall in South Korea
KNU law school has produced its first four career judges. KNU produced four out of 37 newly hired judges in 2016, ranking 2nd after Seoul National University which produced five. The Supreme Court announced that it will appoint 37 career judges who graduated from law school with three or more years experience as prosecutors or in another field of law, in accordance with a newly revised court structure. These are the first appointed judges who graduated from law school, but who have not passed bar exam.