The College of Science is situated in the Natural Sciences Campus of SKKU which is located in Suwon, one of the largest satellite cities of the Seoul metropolitan area. It was in 1953 when the former form of the College of Science, the School of Arts and Sciences, was established in Seoul with two founding departments – Biology and Chemistry. About 20 years later, the College of Science’s four departments were relocated to the current location of the Science Buildings, which was the first independent facility for natural sciences and mathematics in the modern history of SKKU.
It was not until 2008 when the chemistry building was erected thanks to the generous donation of multiple chemistry alumni, on the southern part of the Natural Sciences Campus, that the Department of Chemistry was moved to the new building. Presently, the chemistry building is home to the Department of Chemistry, as it appears in the name, and the science building is a place where the other three departments – Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics reside.
In addition to these two buildings, the Natural Sciences Campus has more on-campus facilities where faculty, staff, students, and even the wider community can enjoy. Please [View] find out more about the infrastructure that we proudly present to you.
Bezene Ring : Birth Place of Great Discoveries
The Science Buildings have been the birthplace for great discoveries in natural sciences and mathematics for more than 35 years. The Science Buildings are now main parts of ‘Benzene Ring’ which is shared with the College of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the University College. The majority of science laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, and research facilities of three departments – Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics - are in the Science Buildings, while some of them are housed in the other places for better co-working, such as the General Studies Hall, Research Complex, and Corporate Collaboration Center.
Ultimate Place for Chemists
The Chemistry Building is home to the Department of Chemistry and comprising of half an entire building which is shared with the Department of Semiconductor Engineering. It was constructed in 2008 and has state-of-the-art facilities for chemists. All chemical researchers and scientists are engaged in solid studies in this building and most of their coursework, but basic chemistry modules are conducted here too. It is one of the newest constructions on our campus and therefore attracts many faculty, students, and visitors.
SKKU Dormitory : Bongryong Haksa
SKKU dormitories on the Natural Sciences Campus, collectively called ‘Bong-ryong Haksa’, are well-known for their diverse housing offerings and reasonable prices. Five housing facilities are located on the Natural Sciences Campus; In-gwan, Ui-gwan, Ye-gwan, Ji-gwan, and Shin-gwan. Each of them has different facilities and amenities and some of them are exclusively reserved for undergraduate students or male students.
The Samsung (Digital) Library, which is an iconic construction and landmark of SKKU looking after ‘opening/unfolding book’, is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious libraries in Korea for its state-of-art facilities, abundant book and journal collections, and many other useful resources that students and researchers can access and refer to for their study and research. A student can use the services available, including but not limited to; book and journal borrowing, on/off-campus interlibrary loan, student space, article express, free computer/ internet and so on.