Message from the President

Seoul National University is synonymous with higher education in Korea. Since its establishment in 1946, the University has strived to lead the nation with wisdom and courage every step of the way towards achieving economic development and democratization.

As an epitome of higher education and esteemed for its unmatched academic rigor, Seoul National University has worked to fulfill its responsibility to pursue the highest level of excellence. As a result, Seoul National University has gained a global reputation for academic excellence, joining the ranks of prestigious universities across the world.

Now, more than ever, Seoul National University recognizes its responsibility to go beyond the boundaries of academia and be part of society, the nation and the world. First, “SNU with Pride” – the University community has great pride in our institution; second, “SNU with People” – the University is loved by our country and our people; and finally, “SNU with the World” – we are dedicated to become a world-class university.

A university all can take pride in,
A university loved by the people,
A university leading the world.

We will continue to cultivate a vibrant intellectual community by fostering creativity, scholastic pursuit and global-mindedness in our students. We endeavor to educate students as global citizens who will share our contributions on the world stage.

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SUNG Nak-in,
President of the Seoul National University