The main library is the key institution that offers an extensive range of academic information and materials required by professors and students. The current collection includes: 133 books, 24,000 non-book materials, 51,697 electronic materials, and 862 serial publications. In 1946 the library first started as an adjunct to Yuil Haknim, the predecessor to Wonkwang University. In 1979, a building with a total floor area of 13,770㎡ (B1 – 6F) was built. In August 2012, a new building (Total floor area: 10,413㎡, B1 – 7F) with the cutting edge digital information system and cultural space was built. To support students and professors with their research and studies, the main library provides modern facilities, including reading rooms, dissertation rooms, humanities and science section, natural science section, ancient archive, and Won Buddhism section. There is also a dissertation section on the second floor of Student Support Center (former Main Library) and a medical library on the first floor of the medical school to improve the access to the materials.
- Staff & Contact
- Administrative Management Team : TEL 063)850-5444, FAX 063)850-5448
- Text Information Team : TEL 063)850-5464, FAX 063)850-5460
- Academic Information Team : TEL 063)850-5455, FAX 063)850-5468
- Medical Library : TEL 063)850-5470, FAX 063)850-5471
Law School Library
Located in Iksan, the cradle of Mahan and Baekje cultures, the museum is home to the ancient culture, history, and relics of the region. It bridges the past to the present by providing a wide range of classes, exhibitions, and findings. Opened in 1968, the museum saw an increasing need for more exhibitions and greater role and built a new, independent building in 1987. The current collection includes the one-of-a-kind historical relics such as the portrait of Emperor Gojong and 20,000 other valuable artifacts.
University Newspaper & Academic Broadcasting Station
To support the effective exchange of information and promote the healthy culture of the university, WBN is operated. The newspaper was first published on October 20, 1956 and has recently had the January 2, 2014 issue No. 1237. It is the central journalistic institution of the university and holds debates, lectures, writing contests, and other cultural events.
WBN, the broadcasting network, was first launched in 1970 and offers useful programs and information while strictly abiding by the code of ethics. In 1998, it expanded its activities by opening the internet broadcasting station.
The Science Center
Founded in 1976, the Science Center actively provides and manages the costly equipment and tools required in experiments and researches of students and professors. This has significantly strengthened scientific capabilities and surpassed the quality of the science and technology educations. Other responsibilities of the center also include laboratory safety inspection, training, and ethics inquiry of animal testing.
- Staff & Contact
- Administrative Management Team : TEL 063)850-5653, FAX 063)850-5650 [기술지원:063)850-5726,정비실:063)850-5655]
Joint Equipment Center
- TEL 063)850-5985, FAX 063)850-5650
The gymnasium facilities include: training ground, MMA ring, gymnastics court, table tennis court, weight-lifting gym, and a huge ground for soccer, track, inline skating, and basketball. It is open to all students, faculty and staff. The old gym can accommodate 2,000 persons and the indoor gym can house 12,000 persons.
University Botanical Garden
The botanical garden was built in 1987 to utilize it for the education, research and studies, and to provide the hands-on experience to the students. In the beginning, it was a small garden of plants with medicinal properties. But today, it has grown to an extensive size over 10 hectares consisting the first, second, third, and fourth arboretums. It also consists of useful botanic gardens (medicinal herb garden, orchard, vegetable garden), eco gardens (geology garden, wild garden, rock garden and wetland garden), four seasons gardens (spring, summer, autumn and winter), and greenhouse. Currently, there are 1,600 species of 550 genus and 148 families offering the students and local residents a chance to learn more about the nature and its plants.
The dormitory provides the accommodation for the students for educational purposes. Living at the dormitory is a great opportunity to learn to self control, better understand others, and to bond with other residents. A total of 8 buildings (5 for male, 3 for female) can hold 3,670 students. The facilities include: bedroom, common bathroom, shower, reading room, computer room, lounge, table tennis area, basketball court, gym, convenience store, laundromat, cafe, and others that support the students to study harder and stay healthy.
Center for Continuing Education
Taking advantage of the university’s excellent educational infrastructure, the center offers a wide range of education opportunities to the local community and helps them correspond better to the rapidly changing society. The foreign language department offers language courses for the students and local community. The center also has classes, research, and human exchanges to promote Korean studies globally.
University Computer Center
This center was established for the digital information of the education, research, and administration at Wonkwang University. It promotes, manages, supports, and conducts researches on the university information system. It works to build the comprehensive university information system and digital campus to catch up with the emergence of the digital environment.
The gallery was built in 1994 to collect, organize, exhibit, preserve, and study the artworks from home and abroad to promote the relevant academic achievements and the local culture. It has held a number of prominent exhibitions, including special exhibition on donated works, exchange exhibitions with China, Thailand and Japan, exhibition of the art college graduate, and many others. The gallery seeks to focus not only on exhibition but also on developing new art programs and classes for the local community.
Morality Education Center
Based on the founding philosophy, to “Set up the mind for the changes of the material world”, the center seeks to provide the morality and character-building education to the students, faculty, the staff, and local community. Furthermore, it works with social welfare center, local childcare center, rehabilitative center, disability welfare center, youth counseling, and other institutions to hold field studies and programs, not to mention the school club activities, volunteer works, discipline related volunteer works and student organized volunteer works. Its primary focus is the foster the leaders of science, good character, and the set of ethics.
Jeongyeokwon (Institute for Research and Translation of the Scriptures)
To promote its founding philosophy of Wonkwang University, Jeongyeokwon was founded in 2009 to translate the scriptures and texts of Won Buddhism as well as other religions. The accurate translation not only helps disseminate the teachings to the world, but also contributes to strengthening Wonkwang University’s academic infrastructure and global network.
Confucius Institute at Wonkwang University is established in 2014 to support Korea-China joint research and academic research related to China and to provide information and advice of Chinese education and culture.
The partner universities are Hunan University of Chinese Medicine and Hunan Normal University. College of Korean Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Korean Chinese relations institute of Wonkwang University are proceeding the joint study with the partner universities.
Joint research and the exchange of language and culture that maximize the strength of Korea-China contribute to Wonkwang University to be a leading university on China study speciality program.