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Warmest welcome to Kangwon National University, one of the Core National Universities in the Republic of Korea, and representative University in the Gangwon Province!

Now, the higher education system in Korea is undergoing the most critical phase of change & crisis in the Korean education history, both from the international sphere and domestic arena. Started in 1947 as agricultural college and expanded to a comprehensive university having more than 130 academic fields and over 20 colleges in three (3) campuses in 2013, KNU strives to utilize this crisis as an opportunity to prove its inherent excellence. As a mid-term goal for proving our excellence, I have initiated a development plan of 2016 Renaissance KNU.

2016 Renaissance KNU consists of three (3) organic parts: Restructuring, Raising-Up, and Refreshing! By the Restructuring, KNU will accept challenge and change by restructuring our academic education systems. Under the Raising-Up, KNU will raise its competitiveness with pride by enhancing its research capability, quality of education, graduate employment
rate, etc., through wide international cooperation as well as broad domestic collaborations.
And, for the Refreshing, KNU will become a happy campus desirable to stay for all our members.

I wholeheartedly ask you to join and go together in this great process of recreating ourselves!

Sincerely yours,

Kim, Heon Young
President Kangwon National University

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