South Korea's University of Ulsan (UOU), was established in 1969 as the Ulsan Institute of Technology but was promoted to a full-fledged university in 1985.
The university now offers a broad range of subjects including: humanities, social sciences, engineering, architecture and music.
Ulsan is a metropolitan city with a large student and entrepreneurial population. It is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart of the Ulsan Industrial District, which is home to the world's largest automobile assembly plant operated by the Hyundai Motor Company and the world's second largest oil refinery, owned by SK Energy.
Since its recent establishment, the UOU has contributed to the development of Korea’s economic development by producing a productive and competitive workforce.
With a geographical advantage at the centre of Korean industry, the UOU continues to develop into a specialised and globalised educational institution The UOU is currently conducting programmes in naval architecture and ocean engineering, chemical engineering and medicine.
Showing off a different side of Ulsan’s personality, the city enjoys a warm climate and sits on the coast. From whale watching, rocky cliffs and striking beaches to major landmarks and beautiful parks, Ulsan has a lot to offer to its student population.
UOU provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to its students including a library, housing facilities, sport facilities and scholarships, as well as study abroad and exchange programs.
Notable alumni include singer Yoon Do-hyun, and Hyun-jin Ryu, a South Korean professional baseball player.