This university appears as ‘Gwangjin University’ at which Oh Soo-a (Kwon Na-ra) takes her entrance exam at the Law School Building [서울시립대학교 법학관] in episode 1 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020) while Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) waits for her outside.
Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) comes here to give a lecture in episode 13 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019). During the lecture, he receives a text message from Song Hae-rin (Jung Eugene) telling him that Kang Dan-i (Lee Na-young) had resigned from the company.
This is the setting for Yiwon University, where Jung Yi-hyun (Yoon Hyun-min) teaches at and where the Babeans Coffee café that Sun Ok-nam (Ko Du-shim/Moon Chae-won) works at is located, in Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter/Gyeryong Fairy Tale/Tale of Fairy (계룡선녀전) (tvN, 2018). In episode 2, Ok-nam and her daughter Jeon-seom (Kang Mi-na of Gugudan) walk along the street towards the university’s entrance, to return to the café after their hair appointment.
Also seen in Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) (tvN, 2018), as the university that Cha Joo-hyuk (Ji Sung) and Lee Hye-won (Kang Han-na) attended. In final episode 16, Joo-hyuk brings Seo Woo-jin’s (Han Ji-min) back here for a walk, and talks about their future.
Established in 1918, the University of Seoul (UOS) [서울시립대학교] is a public university in Seoul’s neighborhood of Jeonnong-dong [전농동] in the Dongdaemun District [Dongdaemun-gu /동대문구]. It was formerly known as Kyung Sung Public Agricultural College, before changing its name in 1997. UOS celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018.
The cafe in Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter was constructed specially for the show and does not actually exist on campus. As of August 2018, it was located between the Student Hall [학생회관] and the Auditorium [대강당], which it’s nearer to, and was likely to only be up until September 2018, when filming ended. From the university’s main entrance, head towards the direction of 21세기관 and 대강당 is next to it. Prepare for a walk. Refer to the university map here.
163 Seoulsirip-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 동대문구 서울시립대로 163
(서울특별시 동대문구 전농동 90)
Geolocation: 37.583383, 127.0593032
Geolocation of Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter ‘café’: 37.583359, 127.059853
Geolocation Law School: 37.582185, 127.056784
Cheongryangri Station [청량리역], Gyeongui Jungang Line [경의중앙선], Exit 3
— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Florence, August 2018
— Itaewon Class added by Marion KDL