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Ajou University Department of Nursing Sciences was rated as 'Excellent' in the The Joongang Ilbos evaluation. In addition, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Department of Korean Language and Literature received the 'Great' rating in the evaluation.


The Joongang Ilbo conducted the evaluations of departments at Korean universities in two categories: Natural Sciences and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences. In the Natural Sciences and Engineering category, it assessed the departments of industrial engineering, energy and nuclear engineering, and nursing sciences at 63 universities. In the Humanities and Social Sciences category, three departments the Department of Business Administration, Department of Korean Language and Literature, and Department of Sociology were reviewed.


The Ajou University Department of Nursing Sciences was rated as Excellent along with the Catholic University of Korea and Jeju National University among 37 universities. Ajou University was acknowledged for the excellent status of student education – its low rate of students dropping in the middle of their course and its high rate of scholarships compared to tuition fees.


Former Dean Moon Sook Yoo of the Department of Nursing Sciences said, "The University has an individualized student guidance system in which professors personally take care of each and every student," adding, "About 55 percent of the Department’s students benefit from scholarship funds through a number of scholarship programs."


The Joongang Ilbo looked at two areas in the evaluation: research abilities of and environment for faculty members (6 criteria) and status and results of student education (5 criteria).


Ajou University’s Department of Industrial Engineering was rated as Great, along with Korea University and Yonsei University, etc., with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul National University, and the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) receiving the 'Excellent' rating.


Among 34 universities, Ajou's Department of Industrial Engineering ranked 2nd in the number of international papers per faculty member with 3.63, and it took 4th and 6th places in the university research funding for each faculty member (KRW 13.85 million) and research funding from outside institutions (KRW 190.98 million), respectively. The Joongang Ilbo looked at research abilities of and environment for faculty members (4 criteria) and status and results of student education (6 criteria).


Meanwhile, Ajou University’s Department of Korean Language and Literature was rated as Great in the Humanities and Social Sciences category. The Department performed well in domestic paper citation counts (2.75, 8th place), net student employment rate (67.9%, 5th place), and extended student employment rate (93.3%, 9th place) among the 48 universities evaluated by The Joongang Ilbo.


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