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[Issue 85] SNU School of Law Ranked 1st in Korea

  • November 7, 2014
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SNU School of Law Ranked 1st in Korea
SNU School of Law Ranked 1st in Korea
October 15, 2014 SNU School of Law, which has the largest number of incoming students per class, was ranked as Korea’s best law school according to a survey of law firms and major companies by HanKook Economic Daily. SNU School of Law records the highest rate of students passing the bar exam, and many graduates land coveted jobs such as law clerks and prosecutors. Twenty-nine faculty members out of fifty-eight are former judges, lawyers, diplomats and other professionals from the legal field. The School of Law offers 255 classes from which students can freely choose, and students gain field experience from specialized centers where they learn about current issues and cases. “SNU is a national university funded by taxpayers, so students must contribute to society after graduation,” said Professor LEE Won-Woo (dean). “We urge students to think about social issues and one of our main goals is to train future lawyers who can represent state interests.” more
SNU Ranked 72nd in US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings
SNU Ranked 72nd in US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings
October 29, 2014 US News & World Report has started a Best Global Universities Rankings of higher education institutions from 49 countries. SNU was ranked 72nd and was placed 7th among Asian universities. In individual areas of study, SNU ranked 12th in pharmacology/toxicology, 14th in materials science, 41st in chemistry and 43rd in engineering. The rankings are based on 10 factors drawn from Thompson Reuters -- global research reputation, regional research reputation, publications, normalized citation impact, total citations, number of highly cited papers, percentage of highly cited papers, international collaboration, number of Ph.D.s awarded and number of Ph.D.s awarded per academic staff member. Other Korean universities that made it to the top 200 list include Korea University, POSTECH and KAIST. more
The Tragedies of Euripides and Guns, Germs and Steel Most Borrowed at SNU
The Tragedies of Euripides and Guns, Germs and Steel Most Borrowed at SNU
November 3, 2014 The most borrowed books at the SNU Library in 2014 (as of Oct 31) were The Tragedies of Euripides and Guns, Germs and Steel, each borrowed 92 times. The Tragedies of Aeschylus (3rd), The Comedies of Aristophanes (6th) and The Oedipus Plays (9th) were all Greek plays which made it onto the top 10 list. The popularity of Greek plays, SNU analyzed, is mostly due to Professor KIM Heon’s undergraduate course Greek and Roman Mythology. This class started out as a class of 30 students, but expanded to 50 students last year and to 100 students this year. The course load is heavy -- students must read 15 Greek classics and write several papers (both long and short) in one semester -- but word has spread that this course drastically improves writing, leading students to take this course. Professor Kim also commented that “this class expands students’ thoughts as mythology, religion and imagination come together.” more
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