KONKUK UNIVERSITY is a private university located in Seoul and Chungju. The Seoul campus is located in the southeastern part of Seoul, near the Han River, and is served by a metro station of the same name. The university possesses accreditation from the South Korean Ministry of Culture and Education. The university emphasizes technology and science majors and research.
Konkuk University was originally founded by Dr. Yoo as the Chosun Political Science School in May 1946, 2 years later in May 1948 the school was expanded with the Chosun Political Science Institute. In 1949 the names were changed to Political Science Foundation and Political Science College. After a 1955 move to Jangan-dong, Seoul the names were again changed to Konkuk University Foundation and Konkuk University.
The Seoul campus includes fifteen colleges, sixty-four departments, and eleven professional graduate schools. The Chungju campus includes five colleges, thirty-six departments. A total of 25,700 students are enrolled at these two campuses.
One of the distinctive features of the Konkuk campus is the large number of stones from many countries around the world. The main axes of the university are lined, on each side, by these stones, each of which features an inscription—often a motto, poem or quotation from a major literary work—which illustrates something important about the donating country. On the back, there is a translation into Korean, and also into English for non-English language inscriptions. To date, there are nearly 200 of these stones at Konkuk.
- Choi Minho (member of k-pop group SHINee)
- Dong Woon (member of k-pop group B2ST)
- Hyun Young-min ( football player)
- Hyuna (member of kpop group 4MINUTE)
- Joo Hyun (actor)
- Kim Jung-Eun (actress-"Lovers in Paris", "Marryin the Mafia","I Am Legend","Le Grand Chef 2:Kimchi Battle")
- Lee Min Ho (actor and model)
- Lee Min Ki ("Shut Up Flower Boy Band","Haeundae")
- Lee Young-Pyo (football player)
- Park Han Byul (actress and model-"Wishing Stairs","My Fair Lady","Oh!My Lady","My Black Minidress")
- Seo Woo (actress: "Flames of Desire","Cinderella’s Sister","Tamra The Island")
- Shim Changmin (member of k-pop group DBSK)
- Uhm Tae Woong (actor: “Cyrano Agensy”,”Queen Seondeok”,”1Night 2Days”)
- Yoo Ah-In (actor: “Antique”, “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”,”Fashion King”,”Punch”)
- Yoon Seok-Ho (television drama director:"Winter Sonata","Love Rain(2012)","Wedding Dress" ..etc…)