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Pukyong National University

  • Pukyong National University
  • Pukyong National University
  • Pukyong National University
  • Pukyong National University

Pukyong National University (PKNU) was established by merging the National Fisheries University of Busan (the first higher educational institution of maritime discipline in Korea, established in 1941), and the Busan National University of Technology (the first educational institution specializing in the modern industrial technology in Korea). PKNU consists of two campuses and two institutes: Daeyon Campus that focuses on education and research, Yongdang Campus for industrial joint research, the Fisheries and Marine Science Research Complex in Gijiang-gun, and the building of the Fisheries Sciences Technology Center in Goseong-gun. More than 25,000 students belong to the university, and it fosters human resources that can lead the domains of humanities, engineering, fisheries, and oceanography.
Academic performances and the employment rate marked the top level in Korea. Besides, PKNU takes part in projects supported by governmental funds such as ‘Development of National University,’ ‘Innovation Supports for Universities,’ and ‘Link+ Project.’
PKNU focuses on students’ creativity and independence and contributes to the country as a growing educational institution.

Pukyong National University
Pukyong National University

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Pukyoung National University (PKNU) is the first higher educational institution of fisheries in Pusan, Korea. Its strength is having the solid foundation for the research, such as the Institute of Fisheries Sciences and College of Environmental and Marine Sciences and Technology. Utilizing such an advantage, PKNU has succeeded in making academic progress, like being selected as the best Korean university in the discipline of oceanography in 2014. It also has the skills accumulated by managing United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) World Fisheries University, Graduate School of Global Fisheries (part of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)- PKNU program), and Graduate School of Global and Policy Studies. Such skills enable PKNU to foster global experts for the sustainable fisheries and marine environment.
Moreover, it has 376 partner universities of 61 countries based on International Agreements on Academic Cooperation. In the past five years, 2212 exchange students studies at PKNU, and 17 students completed Dual Degree Program, from five countries including Japan and China.

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Pukyong National University


Governmental Fisheries Advanced School of Pusan (4-year), the predecessor of National Fisheries University of Pusan, was accredited.
Governmental Fisheries Advanced School of Pusan was reorganized as National Fisheries College of Pusan.
The graduate master program (Fisheries Physics, Fisheries Chemistry, Fishery Biology, Fisheries Economics, and Fisheries Engineering) was established
Department of Fisheries Education was established.
Fisheries Processing Research Center was established.
Department of Aquatic Pathology and the graduate school of industry were established.
The school was elevated to the National Fisheries University of Busan.
The merger between Pusan National University of Technology and National Fisheries University of Pusan formed the current Pukyong National University.
The Fisheries Sciences Technology Center was established.
The Global Fisheries Graduate School was established.
World Fisheries University Pilot Programme was established.
PKNU was Selected as a national university development project (Ministry of Education, National Research Foundation of Korea).
Pukyong National University
Pukyong National University