Ginjin University is by number of students attending the largest university in Kojo and one of the largest in the world. Situated in its capital Pyingshum, students can choose between several hundreds of subjects from eight faculties taught on seven campi throughout the inner city.
The university was founded in 1677, at the suggestion of King Surb Rēkku, to strengthen Pyingshum's position in the yet to be unified region of today's Kojo, and was hence named "Rēkku-tami to ishimwaru Ōnagara" (lit. "The University that is owed to King Rēkku"). The building is still preserved at its location at Mēonra Nobun'ga Kamul Gúwan Square in Kūtokkyaen-Pang, directly next to the Mēonra Nabun'ga Kamul bridge. After the revolution in 1828 the university was briefly named "Rawasuyoeng so Ōnagara" ("University of the Revolution"), and later, in 1837, given its name that it still holds today, "Ginjin Ōnagara" ("Freepeople University"). All university related activities were then step by step moved to the much larger campus north of Daiamondoshi-Pang, and since 1894 the old building is occupied by the Kojolese People's Scientific Society. Since, the university is expanding by opening new campi across the city and expanding old ones.
The BMS University Ranking recognises Ginjin University as the country's best university in the categories "Human Sciences" and "Business&Economics", second best in the categories "Law" and "Arts" and third best in "Natural Science" and "Medicince&Psychology". The university ranks at the top position for 10 individual subject out of 24. Two Elite Clusters related to the University's research activity were identified, called "Combined Intercultural Communication and Research Institutions" and the "Ginjin Centre for Domestic and International Business and Economics".
Location and properties
The university has several campi scattered around the inner city. They are not completely congruent with the faculties, but usually most rooms for one faculty will be centred around a specific campus, with every campus being able to serve the students' basic needs. The campi are named from I to VII (or 1 to 7). Campus I is the original "new" campus that was finished in 1837 as a part of the government quarters. The medieval properties of the university are mostly none existant anymore, or, in regards to a few preserved buildings in Kūtokkyaen-Pang, used for other purposes. Over time the university opened many more locations around the city to keep up with new students' demand.
Ginjin Ōnagara I is located in Ōnagara-Pang, and hosts most rooms of the Faculty of Education, Pedagogy and Human Sciences, the Faculty of Languages, International Affairs and Culture Studies, as well as the uni's main administration, its largest library, the largest canteen, and a great hall for assembly purposes. Several buildings are also occupied by external research facilities and international scientific collaborations. It is close to Ōnagara Chezi, with access to the metro lines 1, 3 and 4.
Ginjin Ōnagara II is located in Goengyuē-Pang, close to the Guóhuwei-kenzai Norikichezi with access to the metro lines 3, 5 and 7. It was the university's first major expansion ground, and is now home to the Faculty of Literature, History and Philosophy as well as the university's second largest library, hosting the country's second largest collection of historic documents after the national library.
Ginjin Ōnagara III is located in Sébastopól-Pang, with access to metro line 4 and 11. It was built simultaneously with campus 4 in the 1940's. It occupies two close but separate lots. It's the university's smallest campus, and hosts the Faculty of Art, Music and Design.
Ginjin Ōnagara IV is located in Byoengwe-Pang, right next to the city's central hospital (Zóngshin-Byoengwe), and hosts the Faculty of Medicine as well as many other medical facilities. It has direct access to metro line 9, 16 and a tram line.
Ginjin Ōnagara V is located in Agunas-Pang, close to the HQ of Kojo's largest TV broadcaster KT1. It is served by metro line 3. The property was acquired and restructured in the 1960's and now hosts the Faculty of Politics and Social Sciences, which is well renown for its journalism programmes.
Ginjin Ōnagara VI is located in Wilsū-pan-Pang and currently, as the second largest campus, home to the largest faculty, the Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. It was built in the early 1970's, when it was decided that the large rail yard that occupied the valuable property was to be relocated to the west for about 3 km, and a large university campus should take its place. The new Campus VI has direct access to lines 2, 7 and 10 via Limbē-Dyanchezi to its north-east.
Ginjin Ōnagara VII is the most recently finished campus, and was built alongside the new CBD Chinkágaldosim-Pang in the early 1980's. It consist of tall, modern office-like skyscrapers, and hosts all rooms for the uni's second largest faculty, the Faculty of Law and Business, as well as additional office space for the administration.
Ginjin Ōnagara does not, much like most public universities in Kojo, provide on-campus living to its students.
Faculties and distribution of students
The university is divided into 8 faculties. The following table shows them with their respective number of students studying in the faculty. (Students studying subjects across two or more faculties simultaniously are added to the faculty that's responsible for their core subject.)
|Faculty of Education, Pedagogy and Human Sciences (I)||32,800|
|Faculty of Languages, International Affairs and Culture Studies (I)||35,300|
|Faculty of Literature, History and Philosophy (II)||8,600|
|Faculty of Art, Music and Design (III)||7,500|
|Faculty of Medicine (IV)||12,700|
|Faculty of Politics and Social Sciences (V)||33,000|
|Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Engineering (VI)||65,800|
|Faculty of Law and Business (VII)||61,200|
Of 256,900 students enrolled, 139,100 are undergrads studying towards a Bachelor's Degree or similar. 98,700 study towards a Master's Degree or another degree or certificate that requires prior university education, and 19,100 enrolled already hold a secondary university degree and work towards a tertiary degree like a doctorate. The university offers sport related academic programmes only in cooperation with other universities in Pyingshum.
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