Oh Soo-jae (Seo Hyun-jin) is given a professorship in law at this university after being demoted from her position at TK Law Firm in episode 1 of Why Her/Why Oh Soo-jae (Wae Osujaeinga/왜 오수재인가) (SBS, 2022). This is also where she meets Gong Chan (Hwang In-youp) again as one of her students.
Parts of this campus appear as ‘Seuli High School’ in Extraordinary You/Ha-Ru Found by Chance/A Day Found by Chance/Suddenly One Day (어쩌다 발견한 하루) (MBC, 2019) — as seen in episode 2 (full episode 1) and 4 (full episode 2), for instance.
A lost Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin-a) wanders around this campus in 2019 to find a trace of her past, in episode 2 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019).
The main building of this campus was featured in episode 16 of Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018).
The Daemyeong campus appears as ‘Hankook University’ in the first 4 episodes of Love Rain (사랑비) (KBS2, 2012). It is where everyone goes to university the 1970s and where Seo In-ha (Jang Geun-seok) falls for Kim Yoon-hee (Yoon-a) in 3 seconds. The Adams Building and the Open Air Auditorium are seen, among others.
This university appears as the royal university that Lee Jae-ha (Lee Seung-gi) attends in The King 2 Hearts/King2Hearts (더킹 투하츠) (MBC, 2012).
The East-West Cultural Center [계명대학교 대명캠퍼스 동서문화관] building’s staircase serves as Geum Jan-di’s (Goo Hye-sun) hide-out at Shinhwa High School in Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009) and Goo Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) studies at the main building, among others. Other parts of Shinhwa High School are filmed at Keimyung’s Seongseo Campus and the ChangeUp Campus — Yangpyeong Camp (previously part of Gyeonggi English Village).
Some buildings of this campus appear as parts of ‘Gwak Has High School’ in The Snow Queen (눈의 여왕) (KBS2, 2006-07) — as seen in episode 1.
Jin Sun-mi (Chae Rim), Heo Young-mi (Kim So-yeon) and Jo Cho-jae (Kim Hyo-jin) start their studies at this university in episode 1 of All About Eve (이브의 모든것) (MBC, 2000).
Kang Woo-suk (Park Sang-won) studies law at this university and is the student representative of its law faculty in the mid-1970s in episode 2 of Sandglass/The Hourglass (모래시계) (SBS, 1995) and while all other students are organizing protests, he takes exams and also gets to know Yoon Hye-rin (Go Hyun-jung).
Also seen in Bridal Mask/Gaksital (각시탈) (KBS2, 2012); East of Eden (에덴의 동쪽) (MBC, 2008-09 — Source); Forever Love/Dying Love/I Love You Till Death (Jugdolog Salanghae/죽도록 사랑해) (MBC, 2003 — Source); Legend/Shinhwa (신화) (SBS, 2001 — Source); Legend of Ambition/Legendary Ambition (야망의 전설) (KBS2, 1998 — Source); White Nights 3.98 (백야 3.98) (SBS, 1998 — Source); 억새 바람 (MBC, 1992-93 — Source).
Movie filmed here
— Once in a Summer (그해 여름) (2006 — Source)
— Love Impossible/South Man, North Woman (남남북녀) (2003 — Source)
— This campus (and especially its main building) was also featured as ‘Shilla University’ in the movie Ditto/Sympathy/The Same Feeling (동감) (2000), which Yoon So-eun (Kim Ha-neul), Jee-in (Yoo Ji-tae) and Seo Hyun-ji (Ha Ji-won) attends in different time periods.
Keimyung University [계명대학교], founded in 1899 by an American missionary and two local Presbyterian Church leaders, is a private university located with its two campuses — Daemyeong and Seongseo — both located in the city of Daegu. The Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center [계명대학교 동산병원] is sometimes counted as the third campus, Dongsan Campus.
This Daemyung Campus [계명대학교 대명캠퍼스] is located in Daegu’s neighborhood Daemyeong [Daemyeong-dong/대명동] in the Nam District [Nam-gu/남구].
104 Myeongdeok-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, South Korea
대구광역시 남구 명덕로 104
Geolocation: 35.854272, 128.580652
Main Building [계명대학교대명캠퍼스대명본관]
Geolocation: 35.853750, 128.579872
Adams Building [계명대학교 대명캠퍼스 아담스]
Geolocation: 35.855948, 128.580306
Open Air Auditorium [계명대학교대명캠퍼스노천강당]
Geolocation: 35.854520, 128.580378
Address of East-West Cultural Center; Daemyeong Campus
78 Myeongdeok-ro 20-gil, Daemyeong 3(sam)-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu
대구광역시 남구 명덕로20길 78
Geolocation: 35.853990, 128.579243
Alternate url: http://www.gokmu.ac.kr/intro.html
Namsan Station [남산역], Daegu Subway Line 3, Exit 2
(10 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 06/06/2022
— Ditto, Extraordinary You added by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, November 2017