About YU


Last 70 Years ...

Based on the capabilities accumulated for last 70 years
We are creating a greater tomorrow!

Inheriting the brilliant history of the past 70 years, we are stepping forward to another 600 years of future. A university that challenges and changes over and over for race, humanity, region and country! Making a tomorrow for Yeungnam that is filled with passion and dreams.


  • 12. 29.
    Selected as an ‘Excellent Safety Management Laboratory 2020’ by the Ministry of Science and ICT
  • 11. 25.
    Ranked 26th in Korea in the‘QS Asia University Ranking 2020’
  • 10. 30.
    12 Research Teams were selected for the ‘Stage 4 BK21 (Brain Korea 21) Project’ hosted by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 10. 23.
    Athletics Team earned 1 Gold & 5 Silver Medals at the ‘Yecheon National College·Athletic Competition 2020’
  • 09. 18.
    Signs a Cooperation Agreement with the Monetary Plant of the Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation to educate human resources and create social values
  • 09. 02.
    Ranks 17th in Korea in the 2021 THE(Times Higher Education)World University Ranking
  • 08. 29.
    Hosts the 2020 Yeungnam University Design and Art Untact Contest
  • 08. 19. ~ 22.
    Hosts the 25th Baja SAE KOREA at Yeungnam University
  • 08. 06.
    Pre-selected thirteen research teams for ‘Stage 4 BK21 (Brain Korea 21)’ hosted by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 07. 13.
    Approved as a technology holding company under an industry-academia collaboration with Yeungnam University
  • 07. 09.
    2020 Leiden Ranking: 13th in Korea, Mathematics & Computer Science Fields: 1st in Korea (1st in Korea for six consecutive years and 78th worldwide), Life Sciences & Earth Science Fields: 9th in Korea, and Natural Science & Engineering Fields: 24th in Korea
  • 07. 06.
    Selected for the ‘2020 Basic Science Research Competency Reinforcement Project’ by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 06. 10.
    Received Grade A for the 1st year annual evaluation of the 'University Innovation Support Project' organized by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 06. 08.
    Yeungnam University’s Research Institute of Cell Culture: Selected as the University-Based Research Center Support Project in the field of science and engineering by the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2020
  • 06. 04.
    Signed business agreement with Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do to supply solar power for farming
  • 05. 28.
    Selected as a 'High School Education Contributing University Support Project' in 2020
  • 05. 27.
    Selected as the 'Energy Human Resources Development Project' by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (Supervised by the School of Chemical Engineering, 'Cultivation of Human Resources for Convergence of Hydrogen Industry')
  • 05. 22.
    Signed business agreement with Gyeongsan-si for the “Creating a Health Promotion University” Project
  • 05. 18.
    Held the ground-breaking ceremony for Dokdo Natural Botanical Garden
  • 05. 08.
    Yeungnam University’s School of Law: Ranked No.1 nationwide for the 9th Bar Examination Pass Rate (Based on the number of students admitted to the 9th law school cohort)
  • 05. 01.
    IYU Entrepreneurship Center: Selected as a 'Start-up Education Base University' by the Ministry of Education
  • 04. 28.
    Yeungnam University's School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Food Science and Technology: Selected as the 'Highest Ranked University' in 2019 Industrial Perspective University Evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education
  • 04. 27.
    Yeungnam University’s GTEP: Selected as the ‘No. 1 in Nationwide' in performance evaluation of the Glocal Trade Experts incubating Program (GTEP), organized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, and the Korea International Trade Association
  • 04. 19.
    Gyeongbuk Big Data Center at Yeungnam University: Selected as the "2020 Regional Based AI Education Operation Project" organized by National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)
  • 04. 13.
    Yeungnam University Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Yeongnam region as the "World's Best Hospitals 2020" survey by Newsweek, US.
  • 03. 25.
    Established the Department of Aeronautical Science and Flight Operation at the College of Business and Economics (Contract Department, 20 students)
  • 03. 25.
    YU Entrepreneurship Center: Selected as Grade S in Performance Evaluation of 2019 University Entrepreneurship Support Project (Highest ranked university for 2 consecutive years)
  • 03. 01.
    Implemented a “Challenge Semester Program” Established a major of Smart Water System Convergence (40 students recruited)
  • 01. 31.
    Signed an MOA with Western University, Cambodia, to implement a “2+2 Double Degree Program” on the Saemaul Studies
  • 01. 30.
    Signed an MOU for International Academic Cooperation with Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Cambodia
  • 01. 03.
    The College of Medicine has been certified through “ Medical Education Evaluation 2019” provided by the Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation; the accreditation is valid for four years


  • 12. 31.
    Acquired the Accreditation of Higher Education in 2019 by Ministry of Education
  • 12. 20.
    The Core-Facility for Natural Medical Materials opened its doors.
  • 12. 17. ~ 11.
    Entered into a technical transfer agreement with WIZMEDI Co., Ltd. with manufacturing technology of whitening cosmetics The judo team of Yeungnam University won gold and silver medal at the International Judo Competition in Jeju
  • 12. 11.
    The wrestling team of Yeungnam University won all-around championship at the Fall Wrestling Competition for four consecutive years.
  • 12. 06.
    College of Life and Applied Science at Yeungnam University and Gyeongbuk Institute for Bio Industry entered into an agreement for developing human resources
  • 11. 28.
    Yeungnam University Hospital held a ceremony for constructing its regional emergency medical center
  • 11. 25.
    Won the 1st place as a university team at the 2019 Korea Open Ssireum Festival
  • 11. 19.
    Agreed on “Fostering Business for Leading Regional University” at Gyeongsangbuk-do and Yeungnam University Consortium
  • 11. 12.
    Hosted the 2019 YU Industry-Academy Association Expo
  • 11. 11.
    Law School at Yeungnam University opened Bea Gi-won Library
  • 10. 23.
    Won 8 gold metals, 1 silver metal, and 4 bronze metals at the 100th National Sports Festival.
  • 10. 14.
    Entered into a technical transfer agreement with TMB Co., Ltd. with Smart Glass Technology
  • 10. 01.
    Ministry of Education verified the University with the “Best Human Resources Developer” managed by Ministry of Personnel Management for three consecutive times Entered into a regional agreement for “Digitalization of Materials of Exposure to Radiation in Hapcheon Area” with Hapcheon-gun, Korea Atomic Bombs Victim Association and its regional branch in Hapcheon.
  • 09. 17.
    College of Medicine at Yeungnam University ranked 3rd in publishing SCI-grade journals per professor in Korea YU Career and Job Searching Center opened its doors
  • 09. 16.
    Ranked 17th among the Korean Universities in THE World University Rankings
  • 09. 10.
    Established “Samick THK Lounge” at the Mechanical and IT Engineering Center.
  • 09. 02.
    Selected a research topic for “Regional Leading Research Center” of National Research Foundation of Korea in Blue Technology.
  • 08. 27.
    Business Center of Yeungnam University set out “Supporting Business for Youth Researchers in Gyeongsan City,” with Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Gyeongsan City
  • 08. 26.
    Won the 2nd place as a team at the Haksan National Ssireum Competition
  • 08. 22.
    Designated as “HuStar Innovative University Business” in water studies
  • 08. 09.
    Conducted Cooperative Convention for establishing “Task Force for Export Regulation Response” of Gyeongsan City and five regional universities including Yeungnam University, Gyeongil University, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu University, and Daegu Haany University The wrestling team of Yeungnam University won all-around championship at the 45th Presidential Wrestling Competition
  • 07. 23.
    Designated as “HuStar Innovative Academy” in future vehicles by Daegu City and Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • 07. 10. ~ 11.
    Designated as “Fostering Business for Leading Regional University” by Ministry of Education Ranked 9th in the CEO alumni list of top 500 companies nationwide (The CEO Score)
  • 06. 20.
    Yeungnam University Hospital, Selected as “Innovative Medical Scientists Joint Research Project” by the Ministry of Science and ICT & the Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • 06. 10.
    Yeungnam University Hospital, Selected as Regional Emergency Medical Center of Daegu District
  • 05. 30.
    Yeungnam University Hospital, Signed a Contract for “the Construction of Modern Hospital” with Laos Public Security Ministry
  • 05. 29.
    Selected for “Basic Science Research Capacity Enhancement Project Business” by the Ministry of Education
  • 05. 14.
    Donation of $4.5 Million USD (5 Billion KRW) for Real Estates Development Fund by President Jong Woo Lee, Korea Former Co., Ltd.
  • 05. 01.
    Law School, 2nd Place in the 8th Bar Exam Pass Rate
  • 04. 24.
    Selected as an Excellent University in the Biomedical Field in the “Industrial University Evaluation 2018” by the Ministry of Education
  • 04. 23.
    Signed agreement to transfer cell culture technology with Ecell Co., Ltd.
  • 04. 11.
    Yeungnam University College of Medicine ranked 5th in the number of articles written by its faculty posted in international academic journals.
  • 04. 08.
    Signed an MOU for cooperation in Saemaul development with GSDN and Ethiopia’s SNNPR
  • 03. 21.
    Won Chairman’s Cup National Wrestling Competition for the second consecutive year
  • 03. 20.
    Signed business agreement on big data usage with Gyeongbuk Big Data Center and Gyeongsan Police Department
  • 03. 19.
    Signed business agreement with Gyeongsan City to cooperate on tbe Project on Researching and Using Cultural Heritage of Ancient Apdokguk Dynasty
  • 03. 15.
    Signed a business agreement for U-Tech Valley with Ewha Women’s University, Sookmyung Women’s University, and Korea Technology Finance Corportion
  • 02. 28.
    Closed Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 02. 01.
    Transferred the subsidiary Foreign Language Institute under the College of Basic Studies
  • 01. 30.
    To establish the Institute of Daegu Gyeongbuk Studies and Institute for Fusion & Innovation Strategy
  • 01. 10.
    Restored the 24-meter masterpiece <Nakdonggang Chollido> (1970) finished with handwriting by the calligrapher Iljung, Chung-hyun KIM (1921~2006) of the poem 'Nakdonggang (Nakdong River)' written by the poet Nosan, Eun-sang LEE (1903~1982) on the painting of the artist Yusan, Kyung-kap MIN (1933~2018)


  • 12. 20.
    Signed business agreements for development of the big data industry with the four agencies of the Daegu and Gyeongbuk region (① Gyeongbuk Big Data Center of Yeungnam University (Gyeongsang Bukdo Big Data Center), ② Big Data Center of Daegu Digital Industry Promotion Agency (Daegu Metropolitan City Big Data Center), ③ the Transportation Big Data Center of Korea Transportation Safety Authority and ④ the Space Big Data Center of Daegu Gyeongbuk Development Institute
  • 12. 18.
    Made a technology transfer agreement of Yeungnam University's “atmosphere measurement and air cleaning technology” with Good Air Co., Ltd.
  • 12. 12.
    Signed a tripartite agreement with the Embassy of Republic of Zambia, Korea and GSDN for establishing a Department of Saemaul (new village) Economic Development in one of the major universities of Zambia and disseminating the Saemaul Undong locally
  • 12. 04.
    The wrestling club of Yeungnam University to win the overall competition for the third time in a row in the 29th national college wrestling fall contests
  • 11. 22.
    The tripartite MOU signed for international development cooperation projects with LVRLACC (Lake Victoria Region Local Authorities & Counties Cooperation) and Megagen Implant Co., Ltd. (CEO, Mr. Kwang Bum Park)
  • 11. 09.
    MOU for international exchange and cooperation signed with Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education
  • 10. 24.
    MOU signed with Uiseong-Gun for joint promotion of the community cooperation projects
  • 10. 08.
    MOU for international exchange and cooperation signed with Novosibirsk State University and Novosibirsk State Technical University in Russia
  • 10. 05.
    Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the College of Pharmacy building (size: 1B & 5F with a gross floor area of 9,429.21㎥, total construction budget: 14.5 bil. KW; to be completed in May 2020)
  • 10. 01.
    MOU for promoting exchange and cooperation with the 4 regional universities (Yeungnam University, Kyungpook National University, Andong National University, Handong Global University) and Gyeongsangbuk-do Council
  • 09. 26.
    14th in South Korea in 2019 THE World University Ranking.
  • 09. 19.
    Agreement for joint operation of students’ training programs signed amongst the 5 regional universities (Yeungnam University, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu Haany University, Kyungil University, Daeshin University), Gyeongsangbuk-do, and the Korean Studies Institute
  • 09. 09. ~ 16.
    Implementation of Saemaeul training for 9 government middle–level officials from four Caribbean countries hosted by Ministry of Public Administration and Security
  • 08. 30.
    Won the 52nd Presidential Cup National University Baseball Championship
  • 08. 08.
    Ranked as the 8th university nationwide and the 1st among Non-Seoul Metropolitan private universities to produce the most top 500 companies’ CEOs (Refer to the analysis of 464 CEOs by CEO Score, a Management Evaluation firm)
  • 07. 11. ~ 14.
    Hosted the 23rd Baja SAE (International University Students' Automobile Competition) and Yeungnam University’s YUSAE team won the overall competition.
  • 07. 10.
    Signed an agreement with LVRLACC (Lake Victoria Region Local Authorities & Counties Cooperation), an international cooperation agency between Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, to promote international development cooperation and exchange
  • 06. 25.
    Ranked as the 20th nationwide and the 1st among Non-Seoul Metropolitan private universities in South Korea in the fields of science and engineering (Refer to the evaluation conducted by The Korea Economic Daily and Global Research)
  • 06. 21.
    Opened the Robot Hall (1 underground floor, 3 ground floors, total floor area 3,462.71㎡) and the Automobile hall (3 ground floors, 3,934.89㎡)
  • 06. 12.
    Signed an agreement with Hangil Industry, Co., Ltd. (A tenant company of YU Industry-University Cooperation Venture Incubation Center) for local and industrial development
  • 06. 05.
    Selected as an organizer of the project to nurture highly reliable mechanical component design experts by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Ranked as the 7th university nationwide and the 1st among Non-Seoul Metropolitan universities to turn out the most KOSDAQ Corporations’ CEOs (Refer to the KOSDAQ Business Report released by the KOSDAQ Association)
  • 05. 24.
    Signed a business agreement with Korea Energy Agency for student internship and employment support etc.
  • 05. 23.
    Ranked No.50 in the world and No.1 in Korea in Mathematics and Computer Science, ranked No. 7 in Korea in Life Science and Earth Science, ranked No. 15 in Korea in Social Science and Humanities and ranked No. 19 in Korea in Nature Science and Engineering In 2018 Leiden Ranking,
  • 04. 30.
    Signed an international exchange agreement with Western University in Cambodia
  • 04. 26.
    Signed an exchange agreement with Indonesian Education University (UPI: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
  • 04. 22.
    Law School of Yeungnam University, ranked No.1 in the accumulative rate of success in bar exam among non-capital area universities
  • 04. 18.
    Selected as “the very best” in oil-refining & petrochemical area in 2017 university assessment from industry perspective by Korean Council for University Education
  • 04. 16.
    Signed an agreement on academic exchanges with The University of Philippines Los Baños
  • 04. 05.
    Signed an agreement on “SNS trade operation together with foreign students” with Daegu Catholic University, Daegu University and Gyeongsan-si
  • 03. 30.
    Signed a business agreement with Daegu FC Engel Club to boost local sports
  • 03. 21.
    Wrestling club of Yeungnam University won the 1st team award in the 36th president’s national wrestling competition
  • 03. 20.
    Engineering Education Innovation Center of Yeungnam University, selected for the project supporting nurturing creative & convergent engineers by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • 03. 01.
    Developed “Smart Attendance/Absence System” by utilizing Bluetooth communication between “classroom PC” and “students’ smartphones”
  • 02. 28.
    The university executed the cooperation agreement with Dalseong County for progress of the joint projects for research of policies, academic events, exchange of human resources and others under the purposes of urban design, landscapes and development.
  • 02. 21.
    The university executed the cooperation agreement for exchange of human and physical resources such as the professional human resources, facilities, education contents and others with the Central Education & Training Institute under the Ministry of Education.
  • 01. 26.
    'Big Time' was installed at the Central Library.
  • 01. 19.
    The International Student Organization was established at Yeungnam University.
  • 01. 08.
    'Makers_Lab' for practical exercise and training of the fabrication of products based on drones, robots and 3D printers was inaugurated.


  • 12. 20.
    'Blue Technology Industrial-Academic Fusion Promotion Group' focusing on bio-, nano- and robot-engineering was launched.
  • 12. 13.
    • As a result of the survey '2017 Social Responsibility Index of the Private Universities in the Republic of Korea' conducted jointly by Korea CSR Institute and the Korea Social Responsibility Network (KSRN), Yeungnam University ranked at the 4th position nationwide with the grade 'A' awarded in the Student Sector.
    • The university executed the agreement for academic exchange with the University of Sheffield in U.K.
    • The wrestling club (Director Ik-Hee Kim) of Yeungnam University won the overall top rank in the '28th Fall National Wrestling Competition of Universities.'
  • 11. 12.
    A tripartite cooperation agreement was executed among the Entrepreneurship Center of Yeungnam University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) and Mekong Link which is a local Vietnamese company for cultivation of the global startup entrepreneurs and activation of the industrial-academic cooperation.
  • 11. 07.
    Three alumni from the Chunma Honors School of Yeungnam University passed the Higher Civil Service Examination in 2017 (1 for the financial position and 2 for the general positions).
  • 10. 30.
    Signed an MOU with DGIST to construct a platform for sharing information of technology demand
  • 09. 26.
    The Institute of Clean Technology at Yeungnam University received the highest grade in the 1st phase of ‘University Focal Research Institute in the Field of Natural Science & Engineering Support Project’ assessment (Sep. 2014 ~ Aug. 2017) conducted by the Ministry of Education and National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 09. 25.
    • Signed an agreement for business cooperation with Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center to develop excellent human resource in creating business and activating regional design education support
    • Signed an agreement for business cooperation with Gyeongsan City to develop regional community and renovation
  • 09. 05.
    Ranked 18th in Korea by THE World University Rankings
  • 08. 25.
    Yeungnam University’s ‘New Renewable Energy Development Project’ was selected as the best out of 90 projects by the 1st phase Energy Human Resource Development Project assessment (2015~2017) conducted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy and Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning
  • 08. 12.
    Yeungnam University’s YUSAE Team won BAJA Grand Prix in the Student-designed Automobile Competition 2017 hosted by The Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)
  • 07. 21.
    Signed an MOU with Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education to develop human resources in the field of Automobile Engineering
  • 07. 11.
    Ms. Han, Jae Sook inaugurated as the 19th Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
  • 05. 31.
    Signed an MOU with Yeungnam University College for joint utilization of human and physical resources
  • 05. 22.
    Ranked at 15th place in Korea in the overall assessment, 37th in the world and 1st in Korea in the field of Mathematics & Computer Science by 2017 Leiden Ranking
  • 05. 17.
    Signed an agreement with Korea Credit Guarantee Fund for industry-academy cooperation to educate human resources and exchange specialized personnel
  • 04. 26.
    Ranked at 6th place in the number of CEOs of the corporates listed in KOSDAQ in 2017
  • 04. 19.
    Assessed as the best university in the field of architecture (construction) by the Ministry of Education in 2016 in the perspective of industry
  • 04. 18.
    Qualified for LINC+ project, the project run by the Ministry of Education for the development of leading universities pursuing industry-academy cooperation customized to society
  • 04. 12.
    Ranked at 8th place in the number of CEOs of top 500 enterprises in Korea
  • 03. 29.
    Won 1st place in the university team competition at the 47th National Competition of Korean Traditional Wrestling
  • 03. 27.
    Six universities (Yeungnam University, Kyungil University, Keimyung University, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu University, Daegu Haany University) in Daegu and Gyeongsan region signed an MOU for mutual cooperation and development
  • 03. 22.
    Signed the Cooperative Agreement with the municipal government of Gyeongsan City and Korea Technology Finance Corporation for support of entrepreneurs, the establishment of businesses, and employment creation in the region
  • 03. 16.
    Ranked 16th in Korea by the THE 2017 Asian University Assessment
  • 03. 08.
    The Center for the Innovation of Engineering Education was the only center among universities in the Gyeongsang region that scored ‘Excellent’ in the 2nd tier assessment of a 5 year project (Only 3 universities score ‘Excellent’ out of 70 universities in Korea)
  • 03. 02.
    Signed the Cooperative Agreement with The Korea Education & Education Information Service (KERIS) for activities dedicated to globalizing the local community
  • 03. 01.
    • Established the College of Mechanical & IT Engineering and put the School of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Department of Information & Communication Engineering under the umbrella of the College of Mechanical & IT Engineering
    • Established the Department of Automotive Engineering, Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering at the College of Mechanical & IT Engineering
    • Expanded the Major of Chemical Engineering for IT and Energy at the School of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Separated it into 2 majors (The major of Chemical Engineering for Convergence and the Major of Chemical Engineering for Energy)
    • Abolished the Free Major of Natural Sciences at the College of Basic Studies
  • 02. 27.
    Signed the Cooperative Agreement with the Daegu Local Employment & Labor Office for the operation of the ‘University Employment Creation Center’
  • 02. 02.
    The medical team at Yeungnam University Medical Center successfully transplanted the arm for the first time domestically.
  • 02. 01.
    Inauguration of Dr. GIL SOO SUR as the 15th University President
  • 01. 04.
    • Donates KRW 13,980,000 for the victims of fire in Seo-Moon Market
    • Hosts the Opening Ceremony of the 32nd Overseas Volunteer Corps