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Table. 1.

The total of 81 physics-related departments analyzed in our study are categorized based on the type of university founder (public or private), their administrative regions, and the year of their foundation (the first undergraduate admission). See Figs. 1 and 2 for the graphic representation in the cases of the type of university founders and the region.

Types of university founders (as of 2023) private 54 66.67%
non-private (33.33%) National 20 24.69%
Institution of Science and Technology 4 4.94%
National University Cooperation 2 2.47%
Public 1 1.23%
Region (as of 2023) located in the capital region (37.04%) Seoul 19 23.46%
Gyeonggi-do 9 11.11%
Incheon 2 2.47%
located outside the capital region (62.96%) Gyeongsangbuk-do 7 8.64%
Busan 6 7.41%
Gyeongsangbuk-do 5 6.17%
Jeollabuk-do 5 6.17%
Daejeon 5 6.17%
Chungcheongnam-do 5 6.17%
Gyeongsangnam-do 4 4.94%
Chungcheongbuk-do 3 3.70%
Gwangju 3 3.70%
Jeollanam-do 3 3.70%
Daegu 2 2.47%
Ulsan 2 2.47%
Jeju 1 1.23%
The first year of undergraduate-student entrance before 1950 7 8.64%
1950–1959 14 17.28%
1960–1969 3 3.70%
1970–1979 7 8.64%
1980–1989 37 45.68%
1990–1999 10 12.35%
after 2000 3 3.70%
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2024;74:610~620 https://doi.org/10.3938/NPSM.74.610
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