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Sungkok Library was founded as a book department with the opening of Kookmin University in December 1946. The book department gradually grew into a library and moved to its current location in the Jeongneung-dong building in 1971. The library continued to expand and improve facilities, and a new building was built with the support of the Ssangyong Corporation, and was named after its founder Mr.Kim, Sung Gon, also known as Sungkok. The library has a huge database and has 1 million books, multimedia data, 1,100 kinds of internal and external scholarly journals, 40,000 kinds of foreign online journals (70 DBs), 2,700 kinds of local online journals, 30,000 kinds of e-Books, and 2,700 seats in cubicles. It greatly contributes to the academic atmosphere of Kookmin University.
The Design Library of Kookmin University is the first subject-focused library among local universities. Its purpose is to promote connected activity between various creative outlets and to contribute to research in the field of design. The Library has over 57,000 internal and external separate volumes, and 220 journals and reference books concerned with design. Furthermore, it supports original searches by using internal and external electronic journals and a research database. It helps students with editing by supplying digital cameras, color copiers, color printers, scanners, and a close-up table. In addition, it shares information with other colleges and related industries to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and all users, with design-related information.
The Law Library of Kookmin University was founded on May 28th, 2007 and houses resources for the study of Law. It is located on the 1st basement of the College of Law Building. The size of the library is 604.7m2. The library has 82 academic magazines, and 64,000 books and theses. It has PCs for retrieving original data from the National Assembly Library, scanners, printers, copying machines, and various facilities to advance academic accomplishments. It is continually updated with electronic journals, new databases and new IT. In the future, it will continue to function as an academic information integration center, and thereby help achieve university goals



Kookmin University Museum is a general education place for history and cultural knowledge. The museum has special items of universal flavor. It holds various programs to promote the local culture. There is a Prehistory Room, an Ancient Room, a Goryeo Room, a Joseon Room, a Buddhist Art Room, a Currency Room, a Folk Room, a Pictures and Writings Room, a Rock Art Room, and ancient Seolchon documents to display relics and historical information. In particular, the museum has unique ancient documents and rock art, which are highly valued. Articles and relics on exhibit are shot by digital camera and downloaded to a database so that they can be seen on the museum homepage.




Myoungwon Folk House is affiliated with Kookmin University and has been designated as Seoul Folklore National Treasure No.7. Originally, this house was the residence of Han, Gyu Seol, who was the Mayor of Seoul and the Minister of Political Affairs during the late Joseon dynasty. In 1980, on the verge of demolition due to the urban redevelopment of central Seoul, it was donated by the family of the former owner, Park, Joon Hyuk, to the late Myoungwon Kim, Mee Hee, and then reconstructed at the present site adjacent to Kookmin University. The spatial hierarchy of the various courts shows the structure of living spaces for the upper class. This house is being utilized as a space for the education and experience of traditional Korean culture. It especially focuses on teaching the traditional Korean tea ceremony.




The Ubiquitous Design Solution Center aims to produce designers trained for an environment that transcends the limits of time and space by supplying design solutions. This center makes every effort to develop UIT design education and increase applied research to achieve this purpose. In addition, it performs UIT design solutions, machine and material operation education, encourages education to support businesses, and concentrates on promising design-focused industry. The UIT Design Solution Center promotes design development. It holds a contest to promote design-solution centered business. The center will increase cooperation with small and medium businesses to find UIT solutions using improved design technology.




Despite its relatively short history, The program which puts emphasis on the Korean language and cultural studies is continuously evolving as one of the largest program in the institute. In the five years of the Korean Language Program, over four hundred students from ten nations have completed the course of study.

The Regular Intensive Program was newly introduced in 2006. Our experienced teachers efficiently exploit a variety of teaching methodologies and resources and the classes are divided by skill level into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes, and maintain a small classroom environment of less than fifteen students per class.

Kookmin University is adjacent to the beautiful Bukhansan National Park and enjoys a beautiful campus year round. The campus is well connected by the public transportation system of Seoul, allowing students to reach the historical sites of the old city within fifteen minutes. Students at Kookmin University's Korean Language Program learn not only the Korean Language, but also absorb the Korean culture and enjoy all that the cosmopolitan city of Seoul.





The University has several computer rooms for general use, which can be accessed with a valid Student Card. You can copy for free if you bring your copy paper.




The purpose of the Language Teaching Institute is to meet the students needs for foreign language learning, and to contribute to international cultural exchanges. The Institute is engaged in several activities. First, it is in charge of foreign language education classes. Second, the Institute offers a variety of its own classes to help students acquire various language skills. Third, the Institute runs an Audio and Video Library so that students can freely use audio and video materials for their language studies. Beside this, the Institute periodically shows students movies or effective language learning video materials. Students can always have consultations with teachers or teaching assistants concerning their language studies.




The Wellness Center supplies customized exercise programs to improve the physical strength and health of visitors. After a check-up of the individual's physical strength and nutrition, and an exercise consultation, visitors have the option to take health improvement classes, obesity classes, silver classes (for senior citizens) and/or physical strength improvement classes suited to their needs. Employees at the Wellness Center have extensive training and a great deal of background experience in supplying proper advice and specialized exercise regimes.