Yeungnam University is one of the largest universities in South Korea outside of Seoul. The university's predecessors, Daegu College and Chung-gu College, were founded in Daegu in 1947 and 1950 respectively. In 1967, the two colleges merged to form the degree-granting Yeungnam University. In 1972, the university's new main campus opened in Gyeongsan east of Daegu. The university includes colleges of Law and Medicine, and runs a teaching hospital.