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Hannam University was established in 1956 by American missionaries of the Southern Presbyterian Church of the United States (currently PCUSA). As a Christian University, Hannam has never faltered in maintaining its Christian roots as it has a uniquely Christian atmosphere that places emphasis on truth, freedom, and service. Hannam has continued to gain a reputation from the Korean society for its ethical and talented 73,890 graduates serving the Korean society and church. Achieving and maintaining academic excellence in every area of learning, teaching and research is the integral part of Hannam education.

Over the past 60 years, Hannam has attained a remarkable growth to be a recognized private university in Korea and Asia. There are 5 graduate schools, 8 colleges and 54 departments, 8 auxiliary organizations, 10 research institutes, and 269 overseas sister institutions in 48 countries. As a major comprehensive university, Hannam offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs that reflects its commitment to teaching, research, and service to the greater community.

Located in Daejeon, geographically in the same latitude as Athens, Lisbon and San Francisco, the beautiful green campus of Hannam University extends over 5,875,976 square feet and the school buildings total around 2,370,665 square feet. It has two campuses in Ojeong-dong and nearby Daedeok Innopolis with the state of the art infrastructure and facilities for academic and extracurricular activities.

Our innovative Daedeok Valley Campus that houses the College of Bio and Nano Science is ensconced in the heart of the world famous Daedeok Valley, a representative science and technology research complex in Korea. In addition, the Linton Global College, the first program of its kind, offers all classes in English since 2005.

Hannam is proud of its Christian heritage and reputation as a leading Christian university in Asia.

School Precepts

Truth,  Freedom, Service

Educational Goal

The primary goal of Hannam University is to educate competent leaders who will serve their nation and their church based on Christian principles. Students are required to follow a very strict curriculum in order to gain new knowledge and skills so that they will make faithful leaders equipped with intellect and virtue in compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education. Hannam aims to contribute to the church and the nation by producing well-rounded intellectuals with high moral values. The University offers a wide range of opportunities to acquire insight and knowledge through the Christian spirit of truth, freedom and service.