The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.
Facing new challenges in the 21st century, SNU is now ready to take on the role of leading the world in “academic value creation” by transforming Korean values into universal values.
SNU will actively foster creative minds to test new and exciting ideas and to enlarge our knowledge of the world. SNU students will be trained in a spirit of intellectual rigor and creative open-mindedness to become leaders who can truly serve the society and the world.
Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth.
At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment.