Wonkyang university — a won buddhist university
Tuesday 1 June 2010
Wonkwang University, as the region’s best private institution located at Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, was founded focusing on cultivating future leaders of the advanced civilized society by providing an integrated total human education with both science and morality on the basis of the founding principle of Won Buddhism.With this Great Opening of Matter, let there be a Great Opening of Spirit.
Wonkwang University, which originated from the former Yuil Hakrim in 1946, occupies 1.6 million of beautifully landscaped ground and has 15 colleges, 29 divisions(including 3 independent divisions) and 20 departments, as well as Graduate Schools, Specialized Graduate Schools and Professional Graduate School of Oriental medicine, etc. Currently, a total of 25,000 students are enrolled at Wonkwang.
Affiliated facilities cover a Central Library equipped with 5,000 seats,1.2 million books and electronic information center, and a university museum that carries the largest collection of Korean folk art in the nation. University Newspaper and Broadcasting station, Science center, Center for Continuing Education, Student Service center with its one-stop service system, Center for moral Education. Wonkwang also has 43 research centers including Research Center for Mahan- Baekje culture.