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QS Subject Rankings 26 areas Entered the top 100

QS World University  Rankings 2020 69th First among local private  universities for 6 consecutive years.


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Domestic and International Evaluations

QS Asia University Rankings 2021(Announced on December, 2012)

In the 2020 Asia University Rankings of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company that analyzes universities around the world, Korea University (President Chung Jin Taek) was ranked 11th overall and 1st among Korean universities. While most Korean universities fared more poorly this year than last, Korea University climbed from 12th to 11th place in Asia. It has ranked first among Korean universities for three consecutive years in international research network, and clinched the top spot this year thanks to its consistent performance in employer reputation and research reputation.

The 1st among private universities in Asia

11 atop the rankings in Korea

QS World University Rankings 2020-2021(Announced on June, 2020)

The university has performed well amidst stiff competition, and taken another step towards joining the world’s top 50. In the QS World University Rankings 2020 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Korea University climbed 14 places to 69th place—a notable improvement from the previous year. Korea University has maintained its status as the first among local private universities for six consecutive years. It was first named among the world’s top 100 in 2016, and made it to the top 70 in just five years.

The 1st among private universities in Korea

69 Climbed 14 places from last year’s ranking

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 (Announced on March, 2020)

The 27 disciplines were comprised of 13 in the humanities and 14 in the natural sciences, indicating outstanding performance across subject areas. This shows that the university has succeeded in achieving balanced development.

KU stands among the
top 100 universities in 27
out of 48 subject areas

27 In 48 subject areas,
KU stands among the
top 100 universities

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