Chung-Ang University

Chung-Ang University (CAU; Korean중앙대학교; Hanja中央大學校; RRJungang Daehakgyo) is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. It is widely regarded as one of the best universities in South Korea. The university operates two campuses: main campus located in Dongjak District, Seoul, and an additional campus in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province. CAU consists of 16 undergraduate colleges and 16 graduate schools.

Starting as a church-run kindergarten in 1918, CAU transformed into a school for female kindergarten teachers in 1922 and was granted university status in 1953.[3] The university held its centennial in 2018. It has 33,600 undergraduates, 5,200 graduates, 700 professors and 500 more part-time teaching staff.[4] Established in 1918, CAU has endured through the painful course of Korea’s modern history, upholding its ideal of “Truth and Justice”.

The symbol of Central University is Blue Dragon. The blue dragon statue represents the dragon to the universe toward the outer world by ascending and ascending the earth with the dragon blessed. Blue Dragon, a symbol of divine, majestic and prosperous, represents the sacredness, authority and freedom of the university and means the eternal prosperity of Chung Ang University. In addition, each part of the Blue Dragon Prize is a source of greatness, exploration of truth, class polishing, school development and prosperity of space exploration.


Chung-Ang University (CAU) ranked third in the category of social sciences and fifth in education among Korean universities in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings.

According to the 2019 Korea University Rankings by JoongAng Ilbo, CAU ranked first in the fields of film, drama and theatre studies.