Changwon National University
is a public institution of higher education
located in Changwon
, an industrial city in the southeast of South Korea
. It is home to the country's first graduate school of labor. The school enrolls close to 15,000 students, and employs 304 instructors as of 2004.
The university's graduate schools are divided into schools of education, administration, management, business and information, and labor. Undergraduate offerings are divided between colleges of humanities, social science, natural science, engineering, and art.
The school opened in neighboring Masan
in 1969, as Masan College of Education (마산교육대학). Its mandate was broadened to Masan Junior College in 1978, and it became simply Masan College in 1979. At this time it had a maximum annual intake of 400 students. The school was moved and renamed in 1985, becoming Changwon National College. It became a university in 1991.