Kyungpook National University (KNU), abbreviated as Kyungdae, is a leading national university in Daegu, South Korea. The university is one of 10 Flagship Korean National Universities. It is one of the three best recognized and oldest national universities with Seoul National University and Pusan National University. The university was established in September 1946, succeeding the former Daegu Teacher's College, Daegu Agricultural College, and Daegu Medical College. In 2008, it merged with Sangju National University.