Dankook University

Dankook University (commonly referred to as Dankook), abbreviated as DU or DKU, is a prestigious private research university in Yongin and Cheonan, South Korea. The university was established in 1947. It was the first university established after the National Liberation Day of Korea, and its original location was in Jongno District and Yongsan District (after Jongno), Seoul.

Dankook University was ranked 148th in Asia by QS Asian Universities Ranking in 2010.


Dankook University has a global affiliate network of universities and institutes.

  • Study abroad programs at sister universities allow students to improve their language skills. Dankook University gives financial support and several academic credits.
  • Short-term visiting programs provide faculty, staff and students with opportunities to expose themselves to global standards.
  • International summer/winter schools are designed to welcome students from sister universities and non-affiliated institutions.
  • Global Talent Network is a student organization that consists of Korean and international students. It seeks to promote mutual cooperation.

There is an extension campus in Cheonan, a city in South Chungcheong province. The Cheonan campus includes the largest hospital in the region and one of Korea’s top dental programs, as well as the only four-year Mongolian Language and Literature Department in Korea.

The university hosts a student body of about 20,000 and employs an instructional faculty of about 630.