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Daegu University, Korea's first higher educational institute for special education, was founded in 1956 and included the fields of Special Education, Rehabilitation Science, and Social Welfare. Today, Daegu University is a comprehensive university with 13 colleges (95 majors), 7 graduate schools, and an enrollment of over 20,000 students.

At present, Daegu University is recognized not only as Korea's top university for Special Education, Rehabilitation Science, and Social Welfare, it is also tops in Information and Communication Technology, Industry-Academy Cooperation, and Continuing Education. In addition, it is becoming a dominant force in the fields of Design, Bio-industry, and the Automotive Parts Industry.  

There are two campuses at Daegu University. Its main campus is Gyeongsan and downtown campus is located in Daegu, Korea's third largest city. The locations ensure convenient access by plane, train, and subway. In addition, various cultural facilities and Daegu's city center are located nearby. Daegu University boasts a beautiful campus which is surrounded by Muncheonji Lake making it the ideal place to study Korean culture, language, and more.

In order to pursue the internationalization of education, Daegu University has signed agreements with over 200 institutes around the world and is now actively implementing various programs such as joint research, and faculty and student exchanges. As an example of these internationalization efforts, approximately 1,300 students are invited or dispatched to Daegu University annually. In addition, approximately 500 international students from 29 countries are enrolled at Daegu University. To support these international students, Daegu University provides scholarships of between 30 and 80 percent of tuition and provides reasonably-priced dormitory accommodations for 100 percent of its international students.
Campus Area 2,685,000㎡ (268.5 ha)
13 Colleges (95 Majors)
7 Graduate Schools
Faculty and Staff
- Faculty: 1,034
- Administrative Staff: 334
Students
- Undergraduate Students: 19,739
- Postgraduate Students: 697
- International Students: 560

Ranking

- 14th among 340 universities and colleges in Korea in terms of its size and academic performances