Founded in 1952, CNU has been cultivating the best minds in Korea under the educational motto of "Creativity, Development, and Service to the Community" during its proud history of 69 years. It has also been actively performing a key role for national development as the most prestigious university in the central region of Korea, through the efforts of its prominent faculty members. Further progress will be achieved through their on-going active research and educational capabilities, in addition to academic-industrial cooperation.
Korea has formed a new administrative center in Sejong Special Administration City around which are all gathered Naepo New Town, Daedeok R&D Special Zone, the International Science Business Belt, the Daejeon Government Complex, and the Headquarters of the Korean Army, Navy, and Air Force. Placed right at the heart of this cluster of the national facilities, CNU has been substantially contributing to the creation of a better and brighter future for national competitiveness.
Along with its quantitative growth over the past 69 years, CNU aims to adopt future-oriented management and achieve qualitative improvement. It will create new values agreeable to its 100th anniversary and rise to become a top national university in the whole of Korea In its 100th anniversary, CNU will be:
A university which cultivates interdisciplinary talents together with liberal arts attainments.
A university which cultivates cooperation and harmony as well as academic competence.
A university which is recognized for its educational and research competitiveness in the world.
A university which excels in class.
A university which always stands together with its community for growth and maturity.
Chungnam National University is ready to prepare for its 100th anniversary, creating new values for a better future of the world.
Dr. Jin-Sook Lee President of CNU