Despite of numerous limitations, both internally and externally, CBNU has accomplished an outstanding improvement since its opening in 1947. With its 70th anniversary around the corner in 2017, CBNU has been achieving invaluable results, and consolidating its position as the school with the fastest growth speed in the nation for the past 10 years. Due to decline of academic population and rising of financial pressure, however, many Korean universities are facing a never-before-seen difficulty. It simply is not possible to overcome the hard time with the tactics from the days of growth. But now, it is time to think bigger, and see further through a vision of maturity.
Chonbuk National University will open an era of maturity moving beyond growth. By fostering talented individuals equipped with CBNU’s unique color, and building an ever-growing research ecosystem, we will prepare for a great leap of the new millennium. We will help our students enlarge their thinking, and discover new academic resources, thus they will be our priceless masterpiece proudly representing CBNU.
Started with 2700 students 5 colleges with 16 departments in 1946 now has grown to leading region based university currently with 2 professional schools, 22 faculties with 36 departments in 14 colleges and graduate school. Current ranking is 16 in Republic Of Korea.
Currently active research for lung disease refractory is been done by Professor Lee Yong-chul who in latest paper Revealed Cause of Lung Diseases. Few graduate students from School of Dentistry reveal the research about the carcinogenetic. Sang-Don Pu, CBNU professor at Department of Physics, and his research team are receiving attention from academia with their ‘Ferroelectric. Two thesis papers from professor Pu’s team were awarded with Best Presentation Awards at the 8th AMF, Asian Meeting on Ferroelectrics, which recently took place in Pattaya, Thailand. Professor Kim Dae-Gon Opened the Door to Invent Cure for Liver Cancer and Cholangiocarcinoma. The result of this study was published in the latest issue of Hepatology (citation index 11.7), which is most respected paper in Hepatology world, under the title "Activation of mTORC1 and Raf/Pyk2 by growth factor-mediated EphA2 is required for cholangiocarcinoma growth and metastasis". This publication has drawn academia's attention around the world. Prof. Lim Yeon Ho and Team Develops Cancer Diagnosis Method with a Drop of Blood. The result of the research was published in the April edition of Nano Letters (impact factor 12.2), the world’s most prestigious journal in the field of nano technology. Professor Eun Jong Pil's Team Proposes an Effective Method of Diagnosing Disc Herniation. For this research, Professor Eun’s team conducted 3-T MRI scans without the injection of a contrast medium to gain images from a special spinal cord myelogram. This was conducted on 30 patients that were suspected of having transmuscular far lateral discectomy from clinical signs and conventional MRI scans.