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Sungkok Library
Sungkok library was founded as a book department at the opening of Kookmin University in December 1946. The book department gradually grew into a library and moved to the current location in the Jeongneung-dong building in 1971.
The library continued to expand and improve facilities, a new building was built with the support of the Ssangyong corporation, and was named after its founder Kim SungGon, also known as Sungkok.
Its operation system is open-access to raise efficiency. The library has a huge data base and has 7 million books, multimedia data, 2000 kinds of internal and external scholarly journals, 60000 kinds of foreign journals (21 DBs), 1300 or so kinds of local online journals 52000 or so kinds of e-Books and 2700 seats in cubicles.It greatly contributes to the academic atmosphere of Kookmin University.
Design Library
The Design Library of Kookmin University is the first subject-focused library among local universities. In order to promote connected activity between various creative outlets and to contribute to research in the field of design.
The Library has 37000 or so internal and external separate volumes, 208 journals and reference books concerned with design. Furthermore, it supports original searches by using internal and external electronic journals and a research database. It helps edit digital cameras, color copiers, color printers, scanners and a close-up table. In addition, it shares information with other colleges and related industries to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and all users, with design related information.
Law Library
The Law Library of Kookmin University was founded on May 28th in 2007 and houses resources for the study of Law. It is situated in the 1st basement of the Law Building, and has an area is 604.7 ㎡. The library has 145 academic magazines, 55,000 books and theses. It has PCs for retrieving original data for the National Assembly Library, scanners, printers, copying machines and various facilities to advance academic accomplishments.
It is continully updated with electronic journals, new data bases and new IT. In the future it will continue to function as academic information integration center, and therely help achieve university goals.
The museum of Kookmin University is a general education place to gain history and cultural knowledge. The museum has special items and these of universal flavor. It holds various programs to prmote the local culture. There is a Prehistory Room, an Ancient Room, a Goryeo Room and a Joseon Room a Buddhist Art Room, Currency Room, Folk Room, Pictures and Writings Room, Rock Art Room, and Seolchon ancient documents to display relics and historical information. In particular, the museum has unique ancient documents and rock art which are high valued. Now, articles and relics on exhibit are shot by digital camera and downloaded to database to that can be seen at the museum homepage.
UIT Design Solution Center
The Ubiquitous Design Solution Center (UDSC) aims to raise designers trained for a ubiquitous environment by supplying design solutions. This center makes every effort to develop UIT design education and increase applied research to achieve this purpose. In addition, it performs UIT design solutions, machine and material operation education, encourages education to support businesses, and concentrates on promising a design focused industry.
The UIT Design Solution Center promotes design development. It holds a contest to promote design solution centered business. The Center will increase cooperation with small and medium businesses to find UIT solutions using improved design technology.
Language Teaching Institue
The purpose of the Language Teaching Institute is to meet the students’ needs for foreign language learning, and to contribute to international cultural exchanges. The Institute is engaged in several activities. First, it is in charge of foreign language education classes. Second, the Institute offers a variety of its own classes to help students acquire various language skills. Third, the Institute runs an Audio and Video Library so that students can freely use audio and video materials for their language studies. Beside this, the Institute periodically shows students movies or effective language learning video materials. Students can always have consultations with teachers or teaching assistants concerning their language studies.
Myungwon House
Myungwon house is affiliated with Kookmin University and has been designated as Seoul folklore national treasure No.7. Originally, this house was the residence of Han Gyu Seol who was the Mayor of Seoul and the Minister of Political Affairs during the late Joseon dynasty. In 1980, on the verge of demolition due to the urban redevelopment of central Seoul, it was donated by the family of the former owner, Park Joon Hyuk, to the late Myungwon Kim Mee Hee, and then reconstructed at the present site adjacent to Kookmin University.
The spatial hierarchy of various courts shows the structure of living spaces for the upper class. This house is being utilized as a space for the education and experience of traditional Korean culture. It especially focuses teaching the traditional Korean tea ceremony.
Wellness Center
The Wellness Center supplies customized exercise programs to improve the physical strength and health of visitors. After a check of the individual’s physical strength, and nutrition and an exercise consultation, visitors have the option to take health improvement classes, obesity classes, silver classes (for senior citizens) and/or physical strength improvement classes most suited to their needs. Employees at the Wellness Center have extensive capabilities and a great deal of background experience in supplying proper advice and specialized exercise regimes.