The purpose of this study is to check the trend of press articles and research trends in journal papers in the last 10 years, which dealt with the subject of 'university core competencies' with a big data analysis method. The main research methodology of this study applied the BigKinds analysis system and the semantic network analysis methodology. The results are as follows: First, the number of press articles related to university core competencies showed a keyword trend that rapidly increased in December 2014 and the second half of 2020. Related keywords were curriculum, specialization, project group, Ministry of Education, ACE, and competitiveness. Second, the semantic network value between keywords of related research papers showed 554 degree, 18,467 avg. degree, and 0.637 density. The degree of centrality of connection was analyzed in the order of university(1606), competency(1481), core(1349), and core competency(1301). Betweenness centrality was analyzed as core competencies(13.101), university students(13.101), university(13.101), and competencies(13.101). The results of this research are expected to give implications to future research and policy-making, educational program planning and operation, etc. to members of higher education institutions, experts in education policy, and educational scholars.