Pusan National University (PNU, also called Busan National University) is one of ten flagship Korean national universities and a leading university in South Korea.
Located mainly in Busan (or Pusan), the university’s English name is a translation of its former Korean name, “Gungnip Pusan Daehakgyo” (국립 부산 대학교), but has since dropped “national” from its Korean moniker.
Continually ranked among one of top 500 world universities by ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking, Pusan National University is one of only ten Korean universities ranked in both ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking in 2010. In QS Top Universities Ranking 2010, Pusan National University is ranked in top five in social sciences and management, sixth in engineering and technology, sixth in life science and medicine, and ninth in arts and humanities among Korean universities. Pusan National University is one of only five Korean universities ranked in four subject areas in QS Top Universities Ranking 2010.