Kookmin University is a private university located in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Kookmin, by number of students, is the 6th largest university in Seoul. Kookmin University is owned by the SsangYong Group, which bought the university in 1959.
Kookmin University has an academic family of 22,000 students, about 800 faculty members and 350 administrative staff. Since its establishment in 1946, approximately 60,000 students have graduated.
Kookmin University includes the College of Humanities, the College of Engineering and 12 other colleges. The university includes a Graduate school which consists of three Professional Graduate Schools and ten Special Graduate Schools.
Kookmin teaches in the fields of Design, Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Techno-Design, Social Science and other academic disciplines.
The College of Design held the first rank in three fields and the second rank in two fields among a total of five fields as a result of a nationwide assessment in 2007 in South Korea. The college has been ranked among the top three departments in Korea with Seoul National University and Hongik University.
Kookmin University's Graduate School of Techno Design, which was established with the view of nurturing «design human capability of world level», has been selected for the BK (Brain Korea) 21 project. The Techno Design School's interdisciplinary connection and expertise in educational-industrial cooperation is expected to create synergy with the «UIT design».
In the Joongangilbo University Ranking 2011, the School of Economics achieved third in Korea.